Post # 1
We were planning on doing a rehearsal and had it scheduled with our church, but we’ve had to make a change in venue. There was a fire at the church, and now we are doing the ceremony and reception at our reception site (a ballroom). However, we can’t use it until noon the day of. They did tell us that we could bring our bridal party the day before to show them the venue so they have an idea. We were also kind of wanting to have a small get-together the evening before for the bridal party and family from out of town.
Post # 3
@JacobsMama: We hosted a BBQ at our house for our families and BP (and their partners). It was really fun, and the first time some of them had met (my mom lives on the other side of the country). Food was good, company was even better. It wasn’t expensive, and everyone enjoyed themselves.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
We were just planning a little pizza/beer rehearsal dinner, but on the day I was too hungover to function…oops.
Everyone was happy to do their own thing in the end, so all was well.
Post # 5
@JacobsMama: We did a BBQ at MIL’s place, and totally frogot to actually rehearse lol. It was only with the immediate family and BP.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
We are doing our rehearsal the night before the wedding and we will be having homemade lasagna and spagetti made by my MIL and yours truly for the rehearsal dinner. The entire rehearsal is at the beach house we are staying at and getting married at.
Post # 7
We will be doing pizza, beer and wine the night before at my Dad’s house, just a small gathering.
Post # 8
FIL and MIL hosted a rehearsal dinner for us. They made all the food, so it was very simple sandwiches, baked potatoes, and an array of salads and chips. Very lovely and delicious.
Post # 9
@JacobsMama: I was thinking maybe one of our fav bars. it has a nice diner area. Or maybe something at home, if its in summer mts. BBQs are always nice, and my people love them. Thats when i would hand out gifts for the wedding party
Post # 10
We are doing a dinner at a gastropub nearby the church we are getting married at but everyone is traveling for our wedding. Nothing too fancy, food is burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips type stuff.
I think if you can do something it’s nice, it doesn’t have to be anything super fancy. RDs come in all types. I have seen people do pizza or sandwiches and other have a super formal platted dinner.
Post # 11
More like a welcome party/mixer BBQ for my family and his family.
Post # 12
We’re doing a full-on rehearsal dinner at a local restaurant. We went this route because: our parents live out of state, our home is too small to host a party that size in, and it’s winter so we can’t use our back yard for a barbeque. If were were marrying during summer, we’d just bbq and invite everybody. As it stands, we’re inviting 30-40 for a sit-down dinner.