(Closed) a question to my fellow bees across the pond

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
Bee
6473 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Well, I’m from WAY BELOW THE POND but thought I’d chime in here…

When you do your ceremony rehearsal, we just took everyone in our bridal party & family members out for a nice dinner somewhere. It was a time to say THANKS before the wedding, and we also just shouted them their pressies here, too. 🙂

Post # 4
Member
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Exactly.  You rehearse the ceremony and then eat dinner together.  It’s also normally when you give gifts to the wedding party to thank them for all that they’ve done.

You sometimes invite anyone from out of town who is coming to the wedding.  It gives them a chance to hang out with people before the real festivities begin.

I hope that helps!  I’m actually kind of surprised that so many British bees don’t know what rehearsal dinners are.  I was a bridesmaid at a wedding last fall for an American bride and a British groom.  I hung out a fair amount with the groom’s family at the rehearsal dinner, and not one of them mentioned anything about the rehearsal dinner being new to them!  Crazy.

Post # 5
Member
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

We’re having a dinner the night before, but it’s not really a “rehearsal dinner” as we’re not paying everyone’s way. We’ll make that clear to anyone who wants to come and we might pay for the bridal party but it’s optional.

It’s just not part of the British wedding tradition.

Post # 7
Hostess
11278 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@stokieGal:We had our chuch rehearsal the night before then my Mum did dinner for everyone in the main bridal party. As like you I’d read it on here, it made me smile that I was doing something similar to my fellow US bees.

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