(Closed) Anyone else having a rehearsal but no dinner?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We will be hosting ours.  I am not even going to wait for someone to offer!  Maybe get sandwiches from a local deli or gather(with you paying or not paying for)at a local bar.  Its just nice to have that time to relax, catch up with family and be with the really important people.  Hope it works out!

Post # 4
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We had a rehearsal

Post # 5
826 posts
Busy bee

we are also having a rehersal but no dinner. The fiance’s parents asked us if we would rather have the rehersal dinner or a party after the wedding since they cant do both so we opted to do the party after the wedding.

Post # 6
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We decided to have an afternoon “pre-rehearsal cookout.”

It was up to us to pay for the rehearsal dinner, and I decided it would be a lot more fun to have everyone meet at a local park for hotdogs and hamburgers and beer than to have a stuffy dinner. That way more people could come, and we wouldn’t be out too late the night before the wedding (we’re having an early afternoon ceremony).

That took a lot of stress out of things. Do whatever you want, it’s not required!

Post # 7
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I honestly have no clue. My Future Mother-In-Law won’t talk to me about anything wedding related. It’s really annoying. She said a few months ago that they guess they will do the rehearsal dinner. They also decided that they want to cater the wedding. But we’ve heard no plans of either so far… I hope I’m not left in the deep end here. I’m not worried about the wedding, they’ll do that I know. But the rehearsal dinner? If they don’t do it, we’re not having one!

Post # 8
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We didn’t have any dinner planned… basically we said “Oh hey, we are going to blah blah place before the rehearsal, if you want to come, you are welcome to join us”.  It ended up being just my hubby and I and his family.  🙂  Very very informal.

Post # 9
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You don’t need one. We are having an informal open house at FI’s sister’s house the night before. She was really kind to offer. It’s a destination for Fiance and me as the wedding is in his home town across the country from where we live. People will be trickling in, so his sister thought an open house with some type of food would be nice. Everyone can mingle and come and go. FI and I didnt want the expense of the full sit-down rehearsal dinner at a restaurant as we’re paying for the whole shebang and some of our families travel costs ourselves. And honestly, I can’t plan one more thing 🙂 It’s taken a lot of stress away. We aren’t doing the formal invites. Probably word of mouth.

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