Post # 1
We’re not doing a rehearsal or rehearsal dinner. It’s not in the budget, our officiant charges extra for the rehearsal and I’m not sure if this is mandatory or not.
Do I really need to do a rehearsal and host a dinner?
Post # 3
Were not doing a rehearsal either! Our officiant charges extra as well and since we are having a civil ceremony outdoors we figured we didnt need one.
He will still be giving us the rundown before the actual ceremony so no rehearsal was needed!
Post # 4
Do the rehearsal somewhere else, like a park or something, without him
Our Justice of the Peace did ours for free but I think without the rehearsal we all would have been lost.
a rehearsal dinner isn’t needed
Post # 5
I’d still do a rehearsal somewhere else. We are doing a quick rehearsal are officiant charges if we do a full hour but if we do something quicker he’ll do it for free. Then going out for a nice dinner.
Post # 6
I’m not doing a rehearsal, but we are still hosting a casual dinner. We have a bunch of out of town guests that are traveling really far, so we want to make sure they can get something to eat the night before. Plus, our ceremony doesn’t have any readings, is only about 15-20 mins and we have a small wedding party, so there really isn’t much of a point.
Post # 7
I would do a rehearsal even without the officiant, just so everyone else knows what the hell they’re doing. When adrenaline is running high, you don’t want people to be winging it.
Also – an officiant charging extra for a rehearsal? Is that a thing? It sounds a bit chisely to me.
Post # 8
@geekspice: it’s common here for them to charge additional for the rehearsal. I contacted tons of people to get quotes, only one didn’t charge additional but it was included in their package which was way over budget.
Post # 9
I do t think we’re doing one. We’ll probably do a run through with everyone, possibly in the hotel hallway, but that’s about it. We’ve only got a few people and it should be short and sweet
Post # 10
We didn’t, but I was very casual about the whole thing. We did have a hosted dinner the night before the wedding (ILs hosted.)
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Post # 12
We aren’t doing a rehearsal, per say, but I think we’ll still gonna have a big dinner with our family the night before, trying to find something to call it other than “rehearsal dinner”.
Post # 13
@Future_Ms.Bostonceltics: We’re not doing a rehearsal, thus no rehearsal dinner.
Post # 14
We are not doing a rehearsal dinner as well. I think we will have enough on our plates to take care of the day before of the wedding… so no need for us to add more stress 🙂
Post # 15
We are thinking of doing a large dinner the night before, with no rehearsal. Our families really arent anticipated to meet much before the wedding so its kinda a way for everyone to meet, including our parents before the wedding.
Post # 16
A rehearsal and dinner wasn’t in our budget either. So instead we just had the wedding party and our parents come to our apartment. We did it right outside. It took all of 15 minutes. Then last minite we decided to order pizzas from our favorite italian pizza place, about two minutes from our house. We got 6 large pizzas for $56 and then bought a couple two liters for about $6 bucks. Not too bad if you ask me. Haha