(Closed) Do you expect open bar at the Rehearsal Dinner?

posted 10 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What drinks should be provided at the rehearsal dinner?

    Free soda only

    One drink per person

    Free soda/beer/wine

    Open bar

  • Post # 3
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Having a pizza rehersal lets you out of this deal, maybe just spring for a few pitchers of beer. It doesn’t seem very fancy so I wouldn’t waste money on one drink when most people will just have beer or soda.

    Although since you are not paying for much else I can see where your parents are comming from.

    Post # 4
    7581 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    If I was in someone’s wedding and they didn’t let me drink for free at the rehearsal after everything I’ve done and the money I’ve spent, I would think they were cheap. True story.

    Post # 5
    6391 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    It wouldn’t bother me at all to just have free soda, especially if there’s alcohol at the wedding. I’m assuming people won’t want to drink two nights in a row. Plus, pizza doesn’t really call for a full open bar, you know? I’d be happier with pizza and a coke than I would be with pizza and wine :). 

    Post # 6
    1826 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We’re doing a pizza and pasta rehearsal dinner as well, but we will be providing open bar to our guests.   I guess it depends on the size of your wedding party and the drinking habits of your guests.   We know that not many of our guests are going to be drinking loads as they won’t want to be hungover for the wedding the next day.   We also know that most will be drinking beer as pizza and beer is the All-American way to do it (FI is Aussie and so we’re trying to incorporate some stereotypical American experiences), so that’s not overly expensive.

    Honestly, I think you need to just suck up the cost and provide drinks for your guests.  If you don’t want to do full open bar, provide pitchers of beer or do a beer and wine open bar, but I really do think you need to provide something other than soda for your guests. 

    Post # 6
    1826 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    double post

    Post # 7
    4801 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wouldn’t expect to have free alcohol at the rehearsal dinner.  Especially if it’s the night before the wedding. 

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