(Closed) Cut $$$ from wedding day for rehearsal dinner?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: Cut from rehearsal dinner or wedding day?
    Have a cheaper rehearsal dinner, which allows for a fancier wedding day : (55 votes)
    96 %
    Cut something from the wedding day, which allows for a better rehearsal dinner : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee

    I wish I had the more casual rehearsal dinner. I would have had more time to chat with the people there. I wnated that. I didnt want to get dressed up twice for two fancy events.  

    I wanted to louge and chat with my family and friends. Not sit primly eating my meal in a nice restaurant.

    Post # 4
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Girl – Go for the cheaper rehearsal dinner. We’re doing the backyard cookout/BBQ type thing. We’ll use paper plates and bowls and probably plastic silverware. We’ll probably have a keg and a margarita keg and that way everyone can relax. No one has to be fancy, just be relaxed and have a great night (but not TOO great of a night) before the wedding.

    Can anyone in your bridal party? Family or friends help you clean up or set up before/after?

    Good Luck. But don’t cut your wedding day back for a rehearsal dinner! You deserve everything you want on Yours and FH’s big day:)

    Post # 5
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    less fancy rehearsal dinner = more relaxed bride. Do that!

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Do you have to have 30 people there?  That’s half the wedding! We also had a small wedding (55 guests), and our rehearsal dinner was only 14 people.

    Regardless of that, do whatever YOU want.  A rehearsal dinner by no means has to be fancy.  On the other hand, if it would stress you out to have it at your house, it might be worth it to pay little more so that you don’t have to play hostess.

    Post # 8
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    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    beer + pizza = my rehearsal dinner

    (and i’m having your stereotypical banquet hall type wedding, so, no, this doesn’t “fit in” with the whole wedding.  but i like beer.  and pizza.)

    Post # 9
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    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t understand fancy rehearsal dinners. Of course, I don’t really understand rehearsal dinners at all–I don’t know what they’re about or why we do them. My wedding party is almost entirely Out of Town, so… are they coming in early so we can rehearse the wedding, and then we take them out to dinner? Is that how it works? What if I can’t get into the wedding space before the wedding to rehearse? Do we rehearse in a field or something?

    I am baffled. Please feel free to explain the whole shebang to me.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Definitely go more casual. And since it’s your family/wedding party, ask everyone to chip in with setup and cleanup…after all, it’s the people who love you best, they should want tohelp out 🙂

    Post # 12
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    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @cazian: Thanks! I appreciate the info. My main concern is that our (probable) venue is a park that does lots of weddings on weekends, and we’re probably looking at a Monday wedding. So I’m worried that they won’t be able to let us in on Sunday, because there might very well be a wedding there! So in that case, what’s the best way to accomplish the “rehearsal” portion of the rehearsal dinner?

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with the backyard, laid back Rehearsal Dinner. Actually, I would much prefer that over the sit down dinner at a Mexican restaurant that we’re having. I totally get the hassle of having to clean up everything the day before the wedding (I certainly wouldn’t want to either) but if you keep it simple enough, there shouldn’t be too much of a mess. If you ask me, a couple pizzas, a few dozen wings, a tossed salad and some beer would more than suffice. 

    Post # 15
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    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Definitely have the cheaper rehearsal dinner. I don’t think people really expect much from these and, having been to a bunch of my FI’s friend’s rehearsal dinners because he was a groomsmen, they aren’t that fun anyway. People are going to remember the wedding, not the rehearsal dinner.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    In my first wedding, we had a combination, hall decorating/pizza party in lieu of a full rehearsal dinner. It was a blast. I imagine we will do very much the same, this time around.

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