Post # 1
Is it customary for the Grooms family to host (or at least pay for) a rehearsal dinner? Our wedding is 2 months away and the future in-laws have yet to mention anything about one. (side note: my parents are paying for the wedding). I don’t know what to do, I mean obviously if they don’t offer I just won’t have one, but is it something they should be thinking about or is it not how things normally go in AU?
Post # 3
Also, I did ask my fiance… he has no idea.
Post # 4
im an aussie and never heard of rehearsal dinners before wedding bee (ive seen reference to them on TV shows and didnt know what the point of them was either) and the last few weddings i can recall they didnt have RD’s either
i would be in the “its an american thing” camp
edit: oh, and i def didnt know that tradtionally the grooms family pays for the RH until i saw a post somewhere here on wedding bee also
Post # 5
Thank you! I didn’t want to bring it up and have them be like “Uh, what are you talking about?” I will just leave it and paint my nails or something that night!
Post # 6
I’m not an Aussie but if you are you Fiance would like a Rehearsal Dinner, you could always approach the ILs about it. Just explain the tradition and let them know you are extending an opportunity for them to host it. If they prefer not to, then you can come up with a Rehearsal Dinner hosted on your own (even if its a small Rehearsal "Cocktails")