Post # 1
so here’s my logic…I would really prefer to do the rehearsal dinner on Thursday night – bridal party will be here, no problem there. I want to do the walk through friday morning and then I spend the rest of the day with my bridal party who have flown in to be with me. (i’m planning on taking them to a spa for mani/pedis and having a nice chill day).
Would this be okay? Does it matter if the dinner is the day before we actually rehearse? Keeping in mind that the whole bridal party is arriving on Thursday (or before) from out of town so they’re really here at our beck and call (their words) from when they get here until after the wedding saturday night…
Post # 2
MsGinkgo: we had our Rehearsal Dinner fri night and rehearsal morning of the wedding on Saturday. I see no issue changing it up.
Post # 3
MrsWBS: thanks, I’ve never been in a wedding before, and I’ve been invited to a couple welcome/rehearsal dinners but they were always post rehearsal (as far I know).
I don’t think anyone really cares about these things, I just want to be sure that I’m not committing so fatal faux pas or something.
Post # 4
This sounds like a great idea. You get to have dinner with your out of town guests and your bridal party without having to co-ordinate everyone who isn’t going to be at the rehearsal. Then on the Friday you just have the rehearsal with everyone who needs to be there. Sounds a whole lot more relaxing!
Post # 5
My 1st daughter’s rehearsal dinner was a week before, due to scheduling issues, of those involved. I tried to put them through a ceremony rehearsal, after eating and consuming quantities of adult beverages, and it was a total waste of time. We had already scheduled the rehearsal for 1-hour before the ceremony – with the officiant and venue’s co-ordinator, and it went much smoother, then.
Post # 6
MsGinkgo: Sounds like a really good idea!