(Closed) How much did your rehearsal dinner cost you?

posted 5 years ago in Parties
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  • Post # 3
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    That seems like a good price. I always think of what that meal would cost just outta at a restaurant in a regular day, and try to evaluate from there. 

    Post # 4
    3725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @HisNightOwl2014:  Looks reasonable to me.

    We are looking/hoping to spend about $1,200 on rehearsal dinner. For the 50 people we imagine coming, that’s about $24 pp which is good!


    Post # 5
    5660 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Um… lol our buffet was I believe 34.00 per head or so. And facility rental was like 8k. So yeah I’d say you’re getting a pretty freakin good deal!

    Post # 6
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    DH’s parents hosted and paid for our reshersal dinner. They were very sweet. So, I’m not positive how much it cost them. But it was very casual, so I don’t think it was much. We had about 25 people there. I had a destination wedding. My in laws rented a house to stay in, so they cooked the meal themselves. They had BBQ and a bunch of sides. DH’s cousin makes beautiful cakes, so she made one for it. I would think that they probably spent $200-$300 probably. So, depending on the amount of people less than $500 for a nice sit down meal like that sounds like a good price. 

    Post # 7
    2447 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We went with a $65/pp option (choice of appetizer/main entree/dessert) and invited about 50 guests. This included wine but cocktails were separate charge. I think the cost should be basically the same as if you were going to a restaurant. DH’s parents covered the final costs so I’m not sure what they were, it was VERY generous of them.


    Post # 8
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @HisNightOwl2014:  I think that’s good considering what you’re getting!  We spent $350 at a (cool not pizza hut type I promise!) pizza restaurant where we ordered like 5 different pizzas with breadsticks and drinks for 14 people.

    Post # 9
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    For what you are getting that may not be a bad price.

    We had pizza and chicken fingers with pop, coffee, tea and juices included for about 25 people and it cost us just under $100, but we held it at the hotel we were getting married at so we had no extra charges for the room or anything like that.

    Post # 10
    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2000

    Mine was $6.95 Chinese restaurant. However, middle son was $150 a plate at Brennan’s in Houston. Yikes!

    Post # 11
    8444 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think it’s pretty decent.  We spent about $400 for food and alcohol for our 50 guests (we did a welcome dinner, not a rehearsal dinner, so everyone was invited).  We had ribs, chicken, pulled pork, mac n cheese, red beans and rice, slaw, baked beans and red velvet cake.

    Post # 12
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We paid about $54/person for our rehearsal dinner.. it was at a winery and we had a tasting and heavy apps for everyone

    Post # 13
    12247 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We had a catered Rehearsal Dinner for 42, and I think it was like $15 a head? My ILs paid, so I’m not 100%!

    Post # 14
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We paid about $48 per plate for a 3 course meal with desert not including alcohol, tip and tax at one of the nicest restaurants in my small hometown – my in-laws were all from the other coast and we wanted to make sure they had lots of good food and loved my hometown on their first visit to Nova Scotia from Vancouver!

    After all the booze (both sides of my family and friends love to drink!) and taxes/tip it ended up being about $2300 – much more than the original $1500 we had budgeted – but everyone loved the food and we had a great time so it was worth it:)

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