(Closed) I do not want a rehearsal dinner….

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I don’t have any advice for you on this one. Although I’m 10 months out from my wedding, I’m already anticipating some situations like this as my FI’s family is so noncomittal about everything.

Maybe you could just call up his parents and mention the time/decoration issue and ask them what they think about skipping a rehearsal dinner or if it’s important to them. Maybe that would open up the topic and make them give you a straight answer without seeming too pushy.

Post # 4
584 posts
Busy bee

Can your Fiance pin them down and get an answer out of them? I would recommend having a rehearsal since it usually makes things go smoother the next day, but maybe if the dinner isn’t going to pan out you could have chinese delivered and have a mellow dinner at your venue in between rehearsal and setting up?

Post # 6
46414 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you don’t really want to have one- don’t have one. The rehearsal dinner is usually held to thank the bridal party for their time participating in the rehearsal  etc ( and for the families to get a chance to meeet before the wedding).

If you don’t have a wedding party it makes sense to order takeout to the venue and treat those who will be helping you set up.

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