(Closed) Hee Haw Dinner Rehearsal

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Why would your parents be pissed? The rehearsal dinner is trationally much more informal than the wedding anyway. I think if you act excited when you tell them what fun idea your FI’s parents came up with for the reheasal they’d be more apt to be happy than pissed, no? Look on the bright side… they have 8 months to warm up to the idea 😉

Post # 5
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I would tell them sooner rather then later. Tell them to act like adults and be nice! 🙂

Post # 6
796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Just tell them that it’s going to be a fun, BBQ style event. I think if you play up the camp-theme of the dinner, it will be really cute and fun, and it won’t just look like they chose a campsite because it’s cheap.

Post # 7
1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Has your mother-in law said she was going to skimp on the dinner etc?  Just because it’s held at a camp, doesn’t mean it has to be "cheap".  There are plenty of ways to dress it up and to serve great food.  Another way to explain it to your parents I guess is to say that she didn’t want to take away from any of the glamour of the wedding.

Post # 8
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I can understand being worried about your parents – but is there a little part of you that wishes it was a swanky RD?

I’m sure there will be some snarky comments, but hopefully the focus will be on the BIG day – not on the in-law’s style.  

Even if your parents are ‘pissed’ – trust me – they’ll get over it. 

Post # 9
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Don’t judge a party by the amount of money spent on it, judge by the amount of love going into it! Emphasize to your parents how excited you are for an informal occasion to party down with people, etc. They’ll follow your lead, if not immediately then eventually. The BBQ sounds like a fun time to me. 🙂

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