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

posted 10 years ago in Parties
Post # 32
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Very casual!

We’re hosting a dinner at an Irish pub.  Very laid back food, beer.


I’m really looking forward to having the contrast between the Rehearsal Dinner and our formal wedding.

Post # 33
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Claxton Farm

We’re planning to having a burger/hot dog BBQ at a community shelter near Mr. Snow’s grandmother’s house. Not fancy at all (and not even any booze for us at this shindig), which I like! 

We’re having BBQ for the reception, so we wanted something even lower key than that for the Rehearsal Dinner.

I LOVE the Qdoba idea. Mr. Snow’s family’s handling our Rehearsal Dinner details, but otherwise, I’d totally get behind some Qdoba chips and queso!

Post # 34
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

mermaid.. ours is a little irish pub too!

Post # 35
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We’re having a pizza party rehearsal dinner on the 37th floor party space in our building.  Pizza and opening up our liquor collection, and a great view of the lake and downtown Chicago.  Super casual.

Post # 36
3761 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I love the idea of having qdoba cater it!!  That sounds like tons of fun!

Post # 37
457 posts
Helper bee

We are having a bbq on the lake with a big bonfire!!!

Post # 38
25 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

a friend is giving us her backyard for our rehearsal dinner.  BBQ style, which makes me relieved!

rather have out of towners come and be a part of the special times….

Post # 39
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are just having dinner at our favorite mexican restaurant. I’d love to have a BBQ at my parents, however I don’t want to burden anyone with cooking/cleaning the night before the wedding

Post # 40
2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’re hosting and serving a mix of regional favorites and family recipes.  We both have family in Texas, and he’s from the Rocky Mountain West, so we went with a cowboy theme.

Post # 41
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We had a dessert bar and you-call-it speciality coffee ‘welcome party’ (we didn’t do a rehearsal) for all our Out of Town guests.  It was awesome.  We had the exclusive use of a little mom-and-shop coffee bar after hours–they had a giant table of homemade desserts for us (cheesecake ‘lolipops’, mmmmmm) and baristas made up whatever drinks folks wanted.

Post # 42
43 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The Marvimon House

ours was very casual!


We had a local tamale place cater it for about $8/pp (including drinks and servers and delivery!).  We didn’t serve alcohol, and it all took place in the backyard.  We had an ice cream sundae bar for dessert and had a local dance teacher come to teach everyone a swing dance.  The whole thing cost less than $500.

Post # 43
5920 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Ours is pretty casual. There aren’t a huge variety of venues in the small town we are having the wedding. FIs parents chose to host it at a small Greek pizzeria. We are renting the banquet room, and providing alcohol, pizzas, salads, and pastas. I’m very excited!

Post # 44
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We’re planning on doing a crab feast for rehearsal dinner! Nothing like getting covered in Old Bay to really put people in the mood Tongue out

Post # 45
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

We’re just having dinner at Houlihan’s by the hotel. We’re doing an open bar and dinner, compliments of my soon to be Mother-In-Law. There won’t be any actual rehearsal though.

Post # 46
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Love the Qdoba idea, Dana!  And suddenly I’m very hungry for a burrito.

We’re doing a BBQ or getting pizza and beer for all the out-of-town people who are around.  We haven’t quite figured it out yet, but I guess we’d better decide soon!

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