(Closed) Anyone ever had a rehearsal brunch?

posted 12 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well, our place makes our rehearsal happen at 11 or 12. So we toyed with the idea of doing it mid-day, but thought that the break between it all would be nice.


How will you save on food and alcohol if you pay for brunch, then pay for wine? Or are you just letting your guests buy their own bottles? You could just buy a few bottles….or not include alcohol with your rehearsal dinner. We aren’t. We’re buying alcohol the day OF the wedding so we felt it was unnecessary to provide it the evening beore. 

Post # 4
1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

I would think it would be hard for the out-of-town people to get there in time for a brunch, but if you do it that way, you could just do wedding party and family. That would certainly cut down on the costs. 

Post # 5
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I say go for it.  We’re doing a rehearsal picnic.  Our venue is a park, so we’re having everyone come out to it, and doing gourmet boxed lunches and doing it up picnic style.  Bringing bottles of wine, blankets, etc.  I think it will be a lot of fun and relaxed.

We’re not much for the traditional or expected.  People will just be happy to be a part of your day, and spend time with you.  

Post # 6
1652 posts
Bumble bee

I think the concept of a Rehearsal Dinner brunch is fine.  But if you have a lot of people coming in from Out of Town, it might be tough.  How far away are they traveling?  How many people?  Can you ask them if they are likely to get in early?  Maybe for some, since they’d be traveling during the day on Friday (and would be taking off work), leaving Thursday night wouldn’t be that big of a deal.

And will the rehearsal be before the brunch?  My preference would be that food come after the rehearsal.  But it’s probably not a big deal, especially with a fun wine tasting after. 

I would check with those who will be effected by this to see if this is a problem.  Or if you are wanting to save money, have the wine tasting, then a casual Rehearsal Dinner at your house, or a less expensive restaurant, after…

Post # 7
3340 posts
Sugar bee

We will be having our rehearsal at 11:00am, then a Rehearsal Lunch at 12.  The OOTers know that they may miss it, but that just means they get to relax the day before the wedding.  Usually toasting occurs during a meal, but I’m sure there will be plenty of toasting at the wine tasting (since you don’t serve alcohol with brunch, so what would they toast with anyway?).

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