(Closed) Best time to have rehearsal dinner on a Friday or a Thursday?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
  • poll: When should I have our rehearsal dinner Thursday or Friday?
    Have the rehearsal on a THURSDAY that way we can go to FI's brothers graduation on that Friday : (12 votes)
    46 %
    Have the rehearsal on a FRIDAY but move our date a week earlier : (14 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 4
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I was going to say the Thursday rehearsal is fine, they will remember, but when you mentioned guests would have to stay another night, just go the week earlier.  Plus your Future Brother-In-Law can have his graduation day all to himself.

    Post # 5
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t think a Thursday rehearsal is a problem, but I voted for moving the wedding if you can. The way you speak about it, it doesn’t seem like a big deal, and will make the whole weekend about you and then the following all about his brother. A graduation and a wedding on the same weekend just seems stressful.

    Post # 7
    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I say move the wedding date earlier..it seems to work best for everyone.

    Post # 9
    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I agree you should move the wedding date.  Any way to further accomodate Out of Town guests is better (plus if I were a guest I would spend the extra money on your gift).

    Post # 11
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    no worries! i think everything will still be wonderful!

    Post # 12
    235 posts
    Helper bee

    Umm…”wives submit to their husbands?”  I hope that isn’t the way every argument ends!

    I voted for Thursday – and remember that you don’t HAVE to invite all Out of Town guests!  We’re doing our rehearsal on Thursday night so we can keep it more intimate and so that Out of Town guests don’t feel shafted by not being invited!

    Also, if you’ve seen a movie with a weddng in it, you know the basics of how a wedding works 😉

    Post # 13
    987 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I don’t think you need to worry about the rehearsal staying fresh in everyone’s minds.  I prefer a Thursday rehearsal overall so that people can let loose if they want to and still have Friday to recover.  Everytime I’ve stood up in a wedding I’ve taken Friday off anyway unless it was really problematic for me to be away from work.  That said though, if it’s easy to change and there are a large number of people for whom an extra night would be a true inconvenience it would seem that changing the date would be easiest.  I guess I’m on the fence!

    Post # 14
    2201 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We’re doing our rehearsal on Thursday night . . . but mainly because we’re getting married on a Friday. Laughing

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