Post # 1
Our wedding is about three hours away from us and our families, if not farther, so doing a backyard barbecue or similar is not possible. Our budget doesn’t allow us to host one at a restaurant, so we’ve axed it. Our families completely agree and are fine with it. We’re planning to just getting everyone together the night before to go out to eat and spend time together, very informally.
I was just wondering … is anyone else not having a rehearsal dinner?
Post # 3
I think having backyard BBQ is a wonderful idea for a rehearsal dinner. ^_^
No one ever said that a rehearsal dinner had to be at a restaurant.
Post # 4
we’re having a lunch the day before, and we’re not even rehearsing, so i don’t know what it’s called.
Post # 5
We’ve tossed around the idea of not doing one and we kind of aren’t doing one but we kind of are. It is more of a thank you dinner but super casual and if my cooking is bad, we can just order pizza or something.
Anyways, I wouldn’t fret over not having one. But your idea of eveyrone going out together sounds great!
Post # 6
We’re not having a rehearsal dinner either.
I’m hosting a ladies luncheon for my bridesmaids, readers and close female family members the day before the wedding.
Two days before the wedding, my mother is hosting a tea for my side of the family’s out town relatives and her out of town guests.
I’d really LOVE to have a picnic in the middle of Central Park instead of my ladies lunch but the weather probably won’t cooperate since we’re getting married in April and it usually tends to rain throughout the month.
Post # 7
We didn’t have one — DH had to go Out of Town for work and didn’t get back until the night before the wedding, so it wasn’t possible. I did go out for dinner with some friends and family, but we didn’t have a rehearsal or an actual rehearsal dinner. It was fine. Wedding went without a hitch. Nobody complained. Don’t worry about it!
Post # 8
We didn’t have one, our ceremony was small (under 40 people) and quick (20 mins) with most of the pressure on the officiant and us so we didn’t think it was necessary. Also, the reception was the day after the ceremony, so really the actual ceremony just took place of the rehearsal.
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Not seeing a problem with it. An informal dinner seems fine. I wanted to skip one, but Fiance insisted. 😉 Any excuse to go out and eat is one he’s taking!
Post # 10
No formal rehearsal dinner for us! We might head out to eat somewhere, but only if people are feeling up to it.
Post # 11
If you do still want to have one, you could always do something low key. We had a lasanga dinner at my sister’s house and it was awesome. Way more relaxed than most restaurant dinners and MUCH more affordable. It was really relaxing and nice to spend time with everyone before all the wedding craziness.
Post # 12
I wanted to ask this question but I’ll just bump this post instead!
Post # 13
lol. We’re not having a rehearsal dinner. Our wedding isn’t formal or anything…rehearsal dinner does not seem necessary. Our “rehearsal” will literally be walking out to the lawn of the hotel with our bridal party for about 20 minutes and showing people where to stand….no big deal.
Also…it is not in our budget!!
We may say something like….”hey we’re going to grab a bite to eat at “X” restaurant if you guys wanna meet up with us or something”
Post # 14
We are having a back yard pig pickin’ the day after the wedding that we are inviting all of our out of town guests to (along with close friends and family). Since we are paying for that we decided to for-go the rehearsal dinner. We are all still going out to dinner but it is dutch treat. (We are going to a japanese steakhouse for hibachi! Yumm!) Everyone is paying for their own. I also let everyone know that they were invited to come but not required. I think we have about 35 people for dinner that Thursday night, 98 for the wedding on Friday and 62 for the back yard pig pickin’ on Saturday!