(Closed) Gifts at rehearsal dinner?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Gifts at rehearsal dinner?
    Yes : (5 votes)
    21 %
    No : (19 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 3
    1061 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I haven’t seen it done, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done.  If it will make her happy, I would just let her do it.  The only way I might object was if the favour was totally ridiculous or completely upstaged my favour.  And even then, only a small porition of the guests will get both.

    Post # 4
    13014 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’ve never seen favors at the rehersal dinner, but definitely gifts to the wedding party. 

    Post # 5
    4663 posts
    Honey bee

    I have never heard of this either. I’ve been to 3 Rehearsal Dinner and they NEVER had favors.

    Post # 6
    827 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The only gifts I’ve seen at rehearsal dinners are for the wedding party and parents. We won’t be giving favors that night.

    Post # 7
    2693 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    I’ve never seen gifts or favors at the rehearsal dinner for the guests (as the guests are usually the bridal party and their SOs), it seems a little overkill and redundant.  I have seen gifts presented to the wedding party, but also I’ve been to RDs with no gifts presented.  Depending on what your bridal party gifts are.  We’re not giving gifts to our bridal party at the Rehearsal Dinner because part of all of their gifts are things to wear the day of (silk ties for the men, in additon to other stuff.  earrings or necklaces for the girls, in addition to other stuff).  We’ll present a small token to my parents and his parents, but will be presenting a larger, more special gift to my parents one-on-one with just them, as a thank you for paying for our wedding.  We’ll probably give the flower girl and our “mistress of ceremonies” (my 12 y/o cousin, aka guestbook attendant) gifts at the Rehearsal Dinner.  But that’s it.

    Any idea why your Future Mother-In-Law thinks this is something that should be done?  Is she going all type-a because this is “her” party that she’s throwing in relation to the wedding? Just curious

    Post # 9
    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I feel like this is one of those battles that’s just not worth picking. so she wants to go overboard? let her! what’s negative effect can it have?

    I’d never seen favors at an rd before my mil deciding to include them at ours–she didn’t even consult me, I was left out of most of the rd planning (after the venue was decided, she “let” me choose there). I probably would have also insisted that it was unnecessary, but in the end, it was fine and really just not a big deal. and honestly, my in-laws are just formal people in general–they do favors for baby and bridal showers too, and other parties (like birthday parties), so it’s just what they do whenever they host.

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