Post # 1
My current plan is taking everyone to a nice restaurant, but I’d love to hear about cool alternatives!! What do you think? We live near a beach so I was thinking of a BBQ — but I don’t want to put so much pressure on FI/our parents to prepare so much food for everyone! We’re pretty non-traditional, want something nice, but are open… what do you think?
Post # 2
We are having a tent put up in our backyard and having the rehersal dinner catered so no one has to cook. We are doing Italian food though since we chose a pig roast for our wedding- so we don’t want too much bbq two days in a row.
Post # 3
A friend got married last summer and a group of her friends, catered a BBQ dinner in her back yard. The carport was cleaned out for Plan B in case of rain. The guys cooked steak and salmon. We made traditional picnic type salads, had a huge basket of rustic breads and rolls and everyone had a fabulous time.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!
i’ve been to a taco bar rehersal dinner! it was so great. they had it at a mexican place in a back room. it was so much fun and was so yummy!
Post # 5
We are having a morning rehearsal so instead of rehearsal dinner, we are either going to do a catered BBQ lunch or bring a taco cart. We are going to play yard games and hang out for a few hours before going to do stuff with our bridal parties (girls will go get mani/pedis and the guys will probably go surf or something). Since we aren’t having a dinner, we are thinking about meeting up with out of town friends and guests at a local bar in the evening.
Post # 6
I went to a really fun rehearsal dinner where there was a cookout in a state park. We had burgers and salads and chips and wine. It was really casual and very fun.
Post # 7
We’re doing a big spaghetti dinner! Fun, casual, and really relaxing, which is important to me because I don’t want to be all stressed out the day before the wedding. Also cheap! 🙂
Post # 8
Love the cheap/casual ideas, but I can’t get into something where we’re responsible for the cooking… wayyyy too much on our plates already! Catered BBQ isn’t really a thing where I live (sads), so maybe other suggestions? I suppose I could find another restaurant that does catering and have a big beach picnic or something… but I’m worried about it getting unnecessarily complicated. At the end of the day I’d rather spend more $$ and have fewer worries!
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Maybe like a bowling alley with pizza and beer? Team bride vs team groom competition?
Or dinner and drinks at an open air restaurant along the beach (if that’s a thing) plus a bonfire afterwards?