(Closed) NOT having a rehearsal dinner.

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are doing one. My sister didn’t, though. And the musicians missed the right cues. lol. If you can save money by not having one, you should do it!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I would want to run through the ceremony with the officiant at least, but you’re right, your friends don’t NEED to practice walking. 

We are having a friend officiate, so we do need to rehearse. If you have an experienced officiant who knows what he/she is doing, I think it’s ok to skip the full rehearsal. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m not sure if I’m going to do one or not! I’ve looked in to it and it will be about $1500 (and that’s conservative). I do want to have a rehearsal but hten will feel guilty about not feeding my guest after. Is anyone just doing the rehearsal with no dinner?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We did not have one.
We had a meeting with our coordinator, but not with the officiant. She explained the big picture of the ceremony but we had no idea about the details – just the order of things, vows and readings wise.
Not knowing was exciting for us, our wedding ceremony was a completely new experience; I think it’s better that way. It was for us, anyway.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I’m too much of a control freak to not have a rehearsal Smile

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re not. Actually we really can’t – we are having a Saturday night wedding and most rabbis won’t do rehearsals on Friday nights. We could theoretically ask everyone to come in on Thursday to do it, but I just don’t think its worth it. We’ll run through the ceremony with both the rabbi and the DJ, and I think everyone else can figure it out!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’re having a rehearsal dinner with no rehearsal 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@KIKI82: I think it’s polite to feed people if you ask them to come to a rehearsal. However, it doesn’t have to cost that much! We were just going to have pizza delivered to our place and have people over before Future Mother-In-Law offered to pay for a full dinner, 

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oor Justice of the Peace said it really wasn’t necessary for our informal outdoor ceremony. We are having people help us decorate the day before, but its really informal and we are just going to get everyone some pizza to say thanks 🙂 No formal rehearsal dinner though, as there is no rehearsal.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re not doing one. I think we’re going to try to do a quick run through the day of, right before the actual ceremony. But other than that, we’re winging it!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I was informed by Fiance that we aren’t doing one haha, but I don’t care. It’ll work out just fine no matter what.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would really like to do one because “ceremonies” aren’t really the thing in my family. I’m the first to do one. And Fiance will be the first in his family as well, both his siblings had a “casual” church one. So no one will really know what’s going on and we’re going uber cheap on officiant. So there won’t be many meetings beforehand.

But our venue doesn’t typically allow a day before rehearsal so if I can’t convince them to let us do it for free the day before it’ll be a super quick run through the day of.

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