Post # 1
I’m getting married November 1, so the rehearsal dinner will be Oct. 31, Halloween!! I’m trying to decide if it should be a costume party or not. The dinner will be at a steakhouse and my Future Mother-In-Law wants it to be "nice" I think she’s leaning more towards formal, but neither my fiance or I want it formal.
The only problem with the costume party idea is that my fiance isn’t a big fan of dressing up, but I’d really like for him to be Price Charming (I know, totally been done before but I really want to be Cinderella). I just wondered what you might think. Also, this is the wording for the invitations:
<p style=”text-align: center” class=”MsoNormal” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: 10pt”>Kindred spirits from the start
Soul mates never more to part
Please join us for a
Costume Ball Rehearsal Dinner
in honor of…<p style=”text-align: center” class=”MsoNormal” align=”center”><span style=”font-size: 10pt”>
(Costumes desired but not required) Thanks!!!
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Post # 3
ok, the wording showed up weird so I’ll just type it in.
"Kindred spirits from the start/ soul mates never more to part/ please join us for a/ Costume Ball Rehearsal Dinner/ In honor of…/ …(Costumes desired but not required)"
Post # 4
I love this idea! I think that even if he’s not a huge fan of it he would have fun dressed up! And I think that you should be Cinderella and Prince Charming! I mean if you’re having a costume ball why not!!!
I wouldn’t leave the option to dress up or not, it’s on Halloeen and people can take the 5 minutes to locate a costume on ebay or in stores. I would say "Costume is strongly encouraged"
I’m having a Luau for mine and we are requiring everyone to wear something Hawaiian, and if they don’t (though this isn’t on the invite of course) we will have something funny like coconut shell tops and stuff there for them! LOL.
Go for it, this is a great idea! makes me wish I did the bachlorette party I wanted too a long time back where we all wore old 80’s prom dresses….lol
Post # 5
I think you should totally go for the costume party! It would be fun, unique, different, and definitely memorable!
I’m sure your "Prince Charming" wouldn’t mind to dress up as Prince Charming, knowing it would make you happy, and besides, it’ll be fun and memorable to look back at it years from now. Also, a "Prince Charming" outfit isn’t too difficult to create nor would it make him look like a monster, or being out of place that he needs to be shy about (you’re not asking him to dress in a birthday suit!) Once he gets in the mood of this, and finding something h’ll feel comfortable in, he’ll enjoy the experience!
i really hope you’ll go with this custome party idea, not everyone can have a great reason like you to have a costume party without getting the weird eyebrow raise for a rehearsal dinner party!
Post # 6
Sweeney2Be – thanks for the "Costume strongly encouraged" I think I will put that on the invites. There will be no children at the rehearsal dinner so it should be interesting to see the bridal party, parents and grandparents get into it. For my bachelorette party we’re planning to dress up too, it might just be "little black dress" but we haven’t decided yet, it might be something silly…
lychee510 – Thanks for the encouragement. I really hope I can talk him into it, and hopefully his mom too. I don’t know if she’ll go for it or not…