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

posted 10 years ago in Food
  • poll: Cut from rehearsal dinner or wedding day?

    Have a cheaper rehearsal dinner, which allows for a fancier wedding day

    Cut something from the wedding day, which allows for a better rehearsal dinner

  • Post # 17
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Not that long ago, there wasn’t even such a thing as a rehearsal dinner. The number of things that a couple are expected to do these days to host a wedding is kind of ridiculous. I like casual rehearsal dinners — less stressful for everyone, and it doesn’t feel like you’re actually hosting two separate weddings in two days.

    Post # 18
    8246 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Casual RDs are perfectly awesome!  Go that route!

    But I would maybe see if you can find someone else who is willing ot host it because I can definitely understand not wanting to have to deal with that at your house the night before the wedding.

    Post # 19
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I agree with the cheaper rehearsal dinner.  I would look into a pizza/beer party at a restaurant as well – you may end up in the same financial ballpark as the backyard get together BUT you won’t have to set up or clean up.

    Post # 20
    68 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Save your money and go casual.  Any chance one of your parents or someone in the bridal party would offer their backyard for the RD?  That way you don’t have to stress. 

    I’m getting married in November, so an outdoor Rehearsal Dinner is out of the question for me, but I would totally do it if I could.  We are doing it at FI’s fave mexican restaurant, plus his friend owns it, so we are getting a good deal.

    Post # 21
    2492 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Rehearsal dinners are casual by default. Save the money for the wedding.

    Post # 22
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    CHEAPER/CASUAL Rehersal Dinner for sure!!! We are also on a tight budget, and ive been stressing about the Rehearsal Dinner for awhile too…but its silly because our friends and family are casual and im sure they wont expect much….We’re thinking of possibly buying those special discounted gift cards at Costco to one of the restaurants in the area, and just having dinner at one of those places to save money..We’re not into real fancy/detailed dinners..we’re a casual couple and so are our friends and family…im sure they would also be more comfortable in a loud setting rather than a fancy restaurant!  Just go with it and have a good time..whether or not that means pizza and beer, bbq joint, or a casual buffet etc..! Just find what kind of food you want…and look for restaurants in the area that fit the budget etc.

    Post # 23
    657 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I was not having a rehersal dinner, but now I have heard @qwerty1’s beer and pizza idea… i might! lol

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