(Closed) Where are you eating for your Rehearsal Dinner!?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

A friend is loaning us her house and backyard for rehearsal dinner. Since the actual wedding festivities are formal, the rehearsal dinner is going to be a Texas style backyard big family barbeque. Long banquette tables. Margarita machines, sweet tea, the works. Everyone in the wedding party are bringing a side: mash potatoes, mac and cheese, etc. S’mores in the fireplace for dessert!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

since he is a caterer, one of his company’s biggest clients is a winery. They do parties AT the winery and so we are having our RD there. 🙂

course, the awesome thing is, too – this means our wine/champagne for the wedding will be CHEAP AS HECK! hehe.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re going to be having the RD at my Mom’s place. She’s an awesome cook and it’ll be nice and cold out, so I’m thinking stew and fresh bread! *drool*

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re trying to figure this out right now.  We’re looking at 3 very different ideas (the wedding is in Bar Harbor, ME): 

(1) A lobster bake — comes out at $40 per person, plus the cost of rentals for tent (maybe), tables, chairs, and table linens

(2) A restaurant in Bar Harbor — about $30 per person before drinks, tax, & tip

(3) a BBQ restaurant — by far the cheapest option, and seems really fun and tasty (and a good contrast to our wedding night food!), but we’re still looking into whether they can accomodate our group

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

We had our RD at my sister’s house.  We wanted it to be in her backyard, but the weather didn’t cooperate, so we were inside.  We had Italian food (which represents my family heritage)–my mom’s lasagna and garlic bread.  We wanted something super laid back and relaxed.  It turned out great and was an awesome opportunity to just chill out with our friends and family before the big day.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

we’re 1.5 years away but right now we’re planning to have a huge bbq at our house, which from the sounds of it is a very popular idea!!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

We’re renting out a hole-in-the-wall Mexican place. I’m going to avoid eating the food, even though I love it. I just want as little sodium as possible. :p

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

FI’s parents decided on the place, its this really old style BBQ joint in Austin. The place looks like an old country store from the outside & we have an area reserved in the back “yard” they will have a live band there too, so I’m super excited! Plus it gives me an excuse to wear my new cowboy boots!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are having it at this Italian place called Sonny’s, the food is awesome, it overlooks a lake, and best part  is FI’s parents are footing the bill. It will be really fun and a little more fancy than what we could have afforded if we were paying for it ourselves.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@fiftyfootbride – I’m with ya. No matter where we end up having it, I’ll be watching my sodium and carbs.

We are debating between an awesome Mexican place that gets rave reviews, a sports grill that has pool tables and darts, etc, and small family-owned Italian place. We are going to check each one out on our next trip up there.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Grape Creek vineyard in Fredericksburg, Texas.  It has an Italian feel to the event room and beautiful Oak trees with white lights strong from tree to tree.  If weather permits we get to eat outside under the trees!  I am not sure what we will eat just yet because my FMIL wants to do a tasting.  But I think it will be a carving station because she keeps talking about that menu selection.  I have the centerpieces figured out which are wooden wine boxes with our logo branded on the sides and beautiful mix of flowers in shades of red, peach and pink!  The vineyard will have us select wines from their selection and we get to do a wine tasting with them too! My favorite part 🙂

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We have some time before we really plan our RD but we’ve always wanted to have it at the bar/restaurant where FI and I are regulars.  Our wedding will be quite formal so we’re thinking of a more relaxed atmosphere.  I think a less formal location will really help break the ice and encourage everyone to mingle.

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