When to have rehearsal/rehearsal dinner for a Saturday wedding

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: When to have rehearsal & rehearsal dinner for a Saturday wedding
    Thursday Prior so Friday stays open for last minute stuff and/or rest before the main event : (6 votes)
    18 %
    Friday Prior so out of town friends/family can join us for dinner : (28 votes)
    82 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We’re doing it on Friday night because that’s when everyone will be in town. I wouldn’t want people to feel like they needed to come a night earlier, especially those in the wedding party.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @yehyehgirl:  Most weddings I have been to have done the rehearsal dinner on a Friday. Its nice for OOT guests and also the bridal party ( who likely will work thursday and take friday off)

     

    Post # 5
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    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    We’re doing ours on the Friday before the wedding because we have a lot of out of town guests we’d like to see who would be arriving that day.  Our dinner is going to be really casual – simple cookout with burgers and side dishes, so it will hopefully be relaxing 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    Ours is also Friday. Too many people would have to come into town and stay an extra night for it to be Thursday. Much more convenient on Friday. Our rehearsal is at 5pm and the dinner from 6-8pm.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @yehyehgirl:  we are thinking about having ours on friday (day before our wedding)….early in the evening…done by 7 or 8 so we can go home and get some sleep….we are wanting to do the rehersal atabout 5 so we can run through it dolastminute decorationson the church and reception hall and then go home and go to bed since we have both venues all daythe day before….

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Check with your venue, mine only does rehearsals on wednesday or thursday before the weekend to keep the venue free for events on friday nights. Our wedding is a friday night, our rehearsal is wednesday night. I don’t want any hangovers on Friday! (yes, that is a very real possibility with my gang!)

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @yehyehgirl:  We weren’t allowed in our venue Friday night so we had the rehearsal saturday morning.  We still had our Rehersal Dinner Friday nihgt though.

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