(Closed) Destination rehearsal dinner?

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We had ours at an outdoor bar and they catered the food.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My friend got married in PR and someone hosted a first night party which doubled as the Rehearsal Dinner and shower for the couple. 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re planning to have our rehearsal dinner at a nice Italian restuarant or Asian fusion restaurant in close proximity to the church (where the rehearsal takes place). I’m grateful that the church is located in the Italian neighborhood of San Francisco, thus allowing plenty of options. Since we’re also having a small wedding guest list due it being partly a destination wedding, we also thought it would be nice to invite our out of town guests as well.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we are having a small rehearsal and dinner on thursday evening (only immediate family invited since that is all we are including in our wedding party) then friday evening, when everyone arrives, we are hosting a cocktail party to welcome everyone there and spend time with all the guests.

my Fiance is danish and his parents are very adamant on just family and priest involved in the rehearsal dinner. but since everyone is traveling great distances to be there we want to include them in some type of pre-wedding welcome party…hence the cocktail party (and another excuse to have a fabulous outfit!)

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We are planning to have a bbq at the beach.  originally i thought that for rehearsal dinners u just invite the wedding party and parents, but my mom told me that for destination weddings  you are supposed to invite everyone that is coming to the wedding due to the fact that they traveled. 

So if you can’t do a backyard bbq, other opinions can include having it at a cost friendly restaurant.  I’m sure would have a great time just being in PR that you could have it anywhere. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We did a Welcome Party for our destination wedding since everyone had to travel.  We got married in Bend, OR which is home of many amazing micro breweries, so we rented a beautiful room at the Deschutes Brewery and served heavy appetizers, beer and wine.  There was PLENTY of food for people to make a meal of it without having the formality (or expense) of having a sit-down dinner for 85 people.  There were sit down tables and bistro tables set up around the room and a patio over looking the Cascade Mountains with tables and chairs so plenty of places for people to sit down and eat.  We really wanted an environment where people could mingle and meet and hosting a Welcome Party really accomplished that! 

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