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

posted 11 years ago in Parties
Post # 47
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

we haven’t planned ours officially, but will just be going out to dinner after the rehearsal. The town where I grew up and where my parents still live is dry but has tons of great BYO restaurants. So we’ll just have dinner there and depending where we go, bring some wine or liquor for margaritas/mojitos. There will only be maybe 12-15 people, so it’s laid back enough for me.

Post # 48
5982 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

we are just going out to dinner the evening before teh wedding. our “rehearsal” which will be very informal will be a couple of weeks before ๐Ÿ˜€ and that will just include our bridal party and we will go to lunch afterwards at a restaurant ๐Ÿ˜€

very informal here ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 49
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m actually considering Jimmy Johns for the Rehearsal Dinner. Super easy, cheap AND one of our fave places to eat! 

Post # 50
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My parents are hosting, and we’re having the dinner at my house. We’re doing a “build your own bowl of soup” line where people can start with a broth base and add their favorite soup “toppings.” It’ll be really causual, vegetarian and we’ll eat outside at picnic tables. Probably follow with coffee and a light dessert–but yeah, nothing formal. The rest of the weekend is going to be laced with formality–why not enjoy one quiet, simple meal where everyone can just be themselves? ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 51
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My soon to be SIL also did this where she just ordered a lot of chinese food, some salad, and fruits bowls and everything just had a stress free social time with family. We’re going to do something similar in the backyard but I’m not a fan of the greasy food since me or my BMs will probably be wanting to eat it…

  • Lasagna that will be made ahead of time, frozen, and then thawed out that day
  • Salad 
  • Veggies
  • delicious dessert

This should save a lot of money and not require anyone to work that much the day before! 

Post # 52
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re renting the party room at a local pizzeria.  Pretty casual!  In fact, so casual, when I called to reserve it they asked if it was a softball team and if I needed the party room this week or next.  I got a big kick out of that!

Post # 53
1049 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

By The Way, Qdoba and Coronas sounds AWESOME!

Post # 54
2 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our best friends are throwing us a fish fry in our backyard. Everyone’s welcome. We’re gonna eat some fish & drink some beer. Play some games – tippy cup maybe or some backyard “golf”. Flip flops & jeans!

It’s your friends. They know who you truly are – why the need to impress them with some big expensive spread.?! The wedding festivities are supposed to be fun & be “you”. The day is going to come & go just like any other day. Save some money & have some fun. Make it whatever you want.  Throw a pool party if that’s you. Do a roadtrip, hit the pontoon. Just relax. Tomorrows gonna be stressful enough.  Have fun!!

Post # 55
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My rehearsal dinner was very casual at a local Tex-Mex restaurant.  Plus I wore jeans!  I was Maid/Matron of Honor for a friend and they had a backyard BBQ.  It was very laidback but they had lots of Out of Town guests and was fun.

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