(Closed) Is anyone having a really casual rehearsal dinner?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am having TONS of family from out of town and I couldnt possibly invite some family and not others. So I am having a giant bbq at a forest preserve with volleyball nets and softball games! It should be fun and stress free! Im also making it potluck style ๐Ÿ™‚ I never got the point of big expensive rehearsal dinners!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Indian food and pizza at our place-is that casual enough? LOL We will have 12 out of state Indian friends and a few of my friends and mom (who don’t like Indian food) so Indian food and pizza it is! ๐Ÿ™‚  I think it will awesome…first time my friends and his are meeting (from out of state)…can’t wait!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ours is super casual! We are having a BBQ at my FIL’s house. I’m super excited about it!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

BBQ at a local park.  I am so much more excited about this than I would be about a stuffy restaurant rehearsal dinner.  This way we can save money by making all the food ourselves and still invite everyone we want!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re having a backyward BBQ!!!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re having a casual rehearsal dinner at a local chinese restaurant.  It’s the place where my family always goes to celebrate birthdays and other special events, and we know the service is stellar.  We’re going buffet style, and the place is really homey, so I’m not having a crazy ornate formal rehearsal dinner.  We’re not even going to decorate, unless my Future Mother-In-Law decides to bring things along to my hometown, which is 13 hours from where she lives.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We are having ours at the pizza place Mellow Mushroom. We are just ordering pizzas and getting several pitchers of beer. I don’t know how much more casual than that you can get. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We went super casual and had pizza, fried chicken, etc. in a local park. We all had a blast and everyone got to know each other so much better than if we’d been sitting in a restaurant all night.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We were going to have it at a small pizzaria in my town but the pizza was gross.  The Mister’s parents really wanted to host something a bit more special as well but we didn’t know when we were looking for sites.  So we ended up going much more formal but I am missing the casual idea.  I would have loved doing signature cocktails and some crafty decor.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We have the farm where we’re getting married for the weekend, so after the rehearsal, we’re hauling out the grill and hosting our own backyard BBQ there (not inside the barn where the reception will be though).  Paper plates, maybe a keg and some sangria, an ipod for music..we’re absolutely keeping it very casual (which I’m THRILLED about!)

Post # 13
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Busy bee

My brothers was a spaghetti dinner at my parents house.  My friends’ back in November was Willy’s catered at the groom’s parents’ house.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ours is so so so casual.  Its more of a BBQ with some catered dishes than a rehearsal dinner.  At first I was bummed about it, I’d always envisioned it being in a restaurant.  But now I’m happy about it.  It’ll be at my Mother’s house so I can just sleep there when everyone leaves.  And its where I’m most comfortable.  We will be having mostly catered stuff though.  We don’t want to fuss on that day, just heat up and serve.  It won’t be fancy, maybe some chicken parm, a deli platter, whatever.  Anything goes!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We had ours at a restaurant but it was the casual one @ our hotel. Plates less than 10, red stripes, etc.

Have your casual shindig! i’m sure people would rather attend that, to be honest.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I would LOVE to do a backyard rehearsal dinner. I think it’s such a fun idea. However, our venue is a good 45 minutes away from anyone’s home, so we’re going to have to do it at a restaurant!

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