(Closed) Fancy, casual or relaxed Rehearsal dinner? Which one are you doing?

posted 10 years ago in Parties
Post # 32
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We rented a large private property for our wedding.  We are staying there for six nights and have the place to ourselves.  So, in lieu of a rehearsal dinner we are having a big barbecue the night before.  The barbecue invitation was included with the wedding invitation, so we’ll see how many people decide to show up the night before.  It’s a quasi-destination wedding — a 3 hour drive for most of our guests — and the ceremony isn’t until 4pm the next day.  So, anyone who wants to drive up the day before is welcome, and otherwise they will have plenty of time to drive up the next morning.

Post # 33
2825 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We aren’t having a rehearsal dinner so much as a “welcome” dinner, since a good amount of guests will be from out of town…  But it will be casual and relaxed.  I’ll probably be the most dressed up in a cute sundress. 🙂  The wedding is going to be on the low end of semi-formal so I wanted to give everyone a chance to be comfortable.

Post # 34
602 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Casual all the way! We’re ordering pizza.

Post # 35
5887 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@LauraCYW: yep.  wine tour on the thursday, rehearsal friday afternoon followed by rehearsal dinner, wedding on the saturday, and no-host brunch for anyone who is intersted at the hotel on the sunday. i really love the idea of a “wedding weekend”, especially because we have a ton of people coming from overseas.

Post # 36
2194 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Hm I thought casual, but less casual than a bbq or pizza. We’re just hosting an italian buffet at the hotel where all of our guests are staying.

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