(Closed) Informal rehearsal dinner

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

No, the wedding is THE party and the rehearsal dinner is just a dinner… I would prefer it to be relaxed and informal and be formal at the wedding.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Your idea sounds great.  If you have alot of people coming from Out of Town, they may really like a night to just catch up with each other and relax after their travels.  We just had a BBQ in our backyard, with plastic yard furniture and all.  It was so nice to just visit with people in a relaxed setting.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Sounds perfect! I’m sure your guests will love that they don’t have to dress up a second time.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think reheasal dinners can be pretty informal. We are having ours in my parents backyard. We are having bbq and are setting up folding tables and chairs. I will just be a great time for the families to meet and catch up!

Post # 7
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Honey bee

I think it sounds great. if we lived closer to our venue we wanted to have ours at home. Either a BBQ or a pizza party.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Soudns fantastic!  We’re just getting Buca Di Beppo to cater (who doesn’t like lasagna).  It won’t cost very much and will be very low key.  I think that’s the way to go!  What’s the point in giving yourself one more thing to stress out about?

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We did something similar the first time I got married. After our rehearsal, we all went to the party room at our apt complex and had pizza and beer and just visited. It was nice and stress free, and we loved it!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think informal is definitely fine! We had ours family style at our favorite middle eastern restaurant and even that was a bit fancy for my taste! (DH’s parents paid for it/planned it – otherwise I would have totally done pizza or a backyard BBQ!)

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Sounds great! I am having everyone at a local restaurant we love and it’s really casual, I don’t want it to be too fancy, that’s what the wedding is for!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I prefer imformal affairs generally, so our Rehearsal Dinner will also be very casual.  My mom and stepdad are cooking. 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re having an informal Rehearsal Dinner and only inviting the wedding party. It could be like, “Oh, let’s invite the parents,” which would lead to the grandparents, uncles, and then we’d basically just be having a pre-reception. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We are going to an all-you-can-eat chinese buffet! We will have a room reserved for our party! Why there? That’s where we went on our first date!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We just had our immediate family at our rehearsal dinner and we did it at a local restaurant (our siblings stood up with us so that was convenient lol).

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ours was informal and everyone loved it.  We had a catered BBQ at our house and hired bartenders, it was laid back and delicious. (Definitely didn’t’ want to cook/serve/clean the night before and morning after our wedding). The biggest hit was dessert, the ICE CREAM MAN!

 

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The adults lost their minds over Mr. Softee, more than the kids! We booked the whole truck to make a visit to the house for unlimited ice cream treats. 

Then Sunday the day after the wedding, we used the same caterers and bartenders to come to our house and serve brunch and mimosas/bloody Marys etc.  It was fun.

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