Post # 1
It turns out that we cannot hold a rehearsal at our venue on the Friday before our wedding because it is booked for a Friday afternoon wedding. What do you think I should do?
1) Have the rehearsal at our venue and rehearsal dinner on Thursday. But, what do we do on Friday? Also, our best man, two groomsmen, and two bridesmaids live out of town so that would require them to take more time off of work!
2) Have our wedding party do a “walk through” at the rehearsal dinner and not at the venue on Friday night (we will have a private room at a restaurant)
Every wedding I have been in we have had the rehearsal the day before the wedding so I am so bummed!! Any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks!
Post # 3
I’d say have the rehearsal thursday and have the dinner friday. Not everyone needs to be at the walk through but most people involved in the wedding would probably be in town by thursday.
If you go with thursday for everything I went to one party where they had family dinners one night. So the grooms side of the family got together for dinner and the brides side got together in another location. Mini family reunions.
Post # 4
I’m in the same boat as you. We are having a Saturday wedding and having our rehearsal on Thursday because our venue is super busy Friday nights with happy hour (theres a nightclub downstairs and patio bar where the rehearsal is). I only have one Bridesmaid or Best Man coming from out of town though. My aunt advised me to go for Thursday because it leaves Friday for me to tie up loose ends, get my nails done, and try to relax a little. I’d talk it over and see it if would be a big buren for them to come Thursday. They may not mind at all and make a weekend out of it. Just remember, you can’t please everyone- it’s impossible!
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! I think Thursday is probably our best bet.