Post # 1
Hey everyone, I’m in the process of planning my rehearsal dinner now and just need a little help. I’m trying to decide if its easier to have our rehearsal dinner on a Friday evening or just have it on a Saturday. Our wedding is on Dec 4th, so we are planning to have our rehearsal dinner either 11/19 or 11/20. We would have did a week before the wedding, but a lot of people will be out of town for the Thanksgiving weekend. So do you prefer to attend a rehearsal dinner on a Friday or Saturday? If its that Friday it would be around 6:30 to give people time to get off of work, settle a bit, and then make it to the church. If its on that Saturday, it would probably be around 4pm. Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Saturday. It’s easier than rushing around after work. People might already be taking a day or two off for the wedding you wouldn’t want to ask them to take more time to get out early or something.
Post # 4
Ive never heard of a Rehearsal Dinner so ahead of the wedding normally its the day before. But I would say Friday at 6:30. At 4 on sat it would be hard to get anything else done.
Post # 5
Sat. I don’t work but my hubby does and he’s always really tired by the time the week is over.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
i would say friday, only because it would allow your wedding party to have other plans for saturday, since 4pm kind of limits your saturday activities. either way, i’m sure it’ll be great!
Post # 7
Why can’t you have it the Friday right before the wedding?
With your options I would probably pick Friday I guess 🙂
Post # 8
Is there a particular reason you’re having it so long before the wedding? Multiple weeks before the wedding seems like a really long gap. Will people remember what you have rehearsed?
I say Saturday, for what it is worth. It’ll help people who are mucho exhausted on Friday nights (points emphatically at self)
Post # 9
Why can’t you do it on December 3rd (the evening before your wedding)?? It seems a little strange to me to have the rehearsal / rehearsal dinner a full 2 weeks before the event.
Post # 10
@Mrs.KMM:That Friday I have so much planned that I don’t want to have to worry about the rehearsal dinner. I don’t think 2 week before is a long time, we are just walking down the aisle. Nothing major but that
Post # 11
if you have it sat night i think you should make it at a later time for some people who might work on the weekends (i do, so sat/sun planning is always a big deal for me)
Post # 12
@Ei:Thanks for the idea, maybe make it around 7pm
Post # 13
I would say depends on your guests–is anyone traveling? Do most of your people work a regular work week, or do some people work Saturdays? I work M-F and typically do not get home until after 6, so I would always prefer a Saturday event unless it was really close to where I live. On the other hand, for someone who typically works Saturdays, it could be difficult for them to get both that Saturday off and the Saturday of your wedding. Just things to think about.