(Closed) BRINNER…breakfast for the rehearsal dinner?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Is serving breakfast for the rehearsal dinner okay?
    I think it sounds fun! : (38 votes)
    64 %
    It might be fun for some people...but maybe not everyone. : (19 votes)
    32 %
    That's ridiculous! : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    198 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    i love breakfast foods too, but i don’t know if everyone love them as much as i do. i think some people would think it’s weird and improper to have breakfast for the rehearsal dinner. ultimately though you have to do what you will enjoy and not worry about pleasing everyone.

    Post # 4
    142 posts
    Blushing bee

    I looooove breakfast. So I would SO be down with having waffles and pancakes and smoked salmon and fruit and breakfast sausages, and … drool.

    But, maybe if you were looking to please all tastes, you could do more of a brunch-type thing? We had a family reception the other weekend at this great brunch buffet place. All the traditional breakfast things, but also some great salads and chicken and seafood – that way everyone could just pick and choose what they wanted.

    Post # 5
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    If it is an *option* for the dinner, then I say "Why not?".  If that will be the total menu, you might get a few people who are uncomfortable with their choices.  Ultimately, it is up to you… If you think it represents your personalities and that it will be a blast, then float it by the moms… If nobody freaks out, you should be fine 😉

    Post # 6
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I think that sounds great! You can also include information that it will be breakfast in your invitation.

    If you are slightly worried about having the breakfast for dinner, can they do breakfast as your dessert. A crepe bar or waffle bar with ice cream may be a fun way to incorporate your love of breakfast while still providing a substancial dinner option.

    Post # 7
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I used to love the nights my mom made breakfast for dinner.  It is such an original idea.

    Post # 9
    1246 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think this could work well if you give people some kind of heads-up in the invitation. That way, they know what to crave!

    Post # 10
    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    mmm pancakes, now I’m hungry for IHOP.  I think this is a fantastic idea, It’s unique and sounds like so much fun.

    Post # 11
    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    This so makes me want to cook up some yummy bacon, eggs & sausage. I would LOVE to attend a rehearsal Brinner! My parents actually have a Brinner at least once a week…we love our Irish breakfast food!

    Post # 12
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We ALMOST did this!!! I absolutely LOVE the idea. It is so different and SO yummy! 🙂 Guests will love that they won’t have to eat boring wedding food!

    Post # 13
    2434 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    That’s a great idea and could be a real money saver since breakfast is usually the cheapest meal to eat out.

    I would totally get a kick out of this if I was invited!

    Post # 14
    77 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Most people are not that picky when it comes to a free meal. If you and your Fiance like breakfast for dinner (which that is the only real time i like breakfast) I say go for it.

    Post # 15
    20 posts
    • Wedding: May 2002

    Rachael Ray always says that when food is too fancy people act stiff and when it’s more casual people relax and have fun.  My husband and I actually had a rehersal breakfast in the morning instead of a dinner!  We still looked great and had a private breakfast with all of our family and bridal party.  It wasn’t stuffy at all.  We got to thank everyone and I wrote personal thank you notes to everyone.

    Post # 16
    332 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    How positively creative and delightful! You could have so much fun with that, especially with the options they told you they have. An omelet bar would be fantastic!!!! Would a rehearsal brunch be out of the question, if you are worried about people thinking it’s weird at supper time (which I don’t)? For supper, I think that as long as you made clear on the invite that breakfast was being served, no one would be surprised or feel awkward. It’s nice of you to even offer a rehearsal dinner, and it’s neat that you want to celebrate with something you really enjoy! I say go for it!

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