Post # 1
We were thinking that we might have a more, ‘low key’ rehearsal dinner at our house because our actual wedding is only about 45 people total and will be a simple church ceremony with dinner and celebration at a local restaraunt after. Our rehearsal dinner will be about 15 people. We were thinking a backyard BBQ sort of thing (and that way people can see our new house too!).
What do you ladies think?
Post # 3
That sounds great! Whatever you want to do for the rehearsal dinner is fine! Our wedding was small and we just ate at a local Mexican restaurant with our close family members and a few friends.
Post # 4
I think that sounds great! I love going to casual rehearsal dinners much more than formal ones!
Post # 5
Sounds good to me. I don’t know anybody who doesn’t like bbq, and you don’t want your rehearsal to upstage your wedding!
Post # 6
We are doing a backyard BBQ for ours too! To make it personal we designed the menu around family favorites and each parent contributed their favorite recipe.
Post # 7
That sounds perfect!!!!
Having gatherings like a BBQ create such a comfortable environment for everyone. Not that restaurants don’t, we’re having ours at a restaurant but there is something that offers the ‘at ease’ element when its at a home….Maybe because its a more familiar surrounding or a more welcoming….OK I am going off subject here….I think its a great idea
Post # 8
I don’t think that is a good idea. The last thing I wanted the day before my wedding was to have a ton of people at my house. You will have enough things going on. Do you really want to worry about cleaning the house up for company and then about people staying at your house late that night when all you want to do is go to bed since the next day is your wedding day?
The bbq idea sounds fun, but see if someone else can do it at their house for you! Trust me, you won’t want to have to entertain a bunch of people at your house right before your wedding.
Post # 9
I think it’s a good idea, but it has some downfalls like amariem said. I’d consider the options!
Post # 10
Love the idea! But what about having a picnic at a park or at the house of a wonderful host? That way you don’t have to have people over at your house.
I agree that it would cause more stress, but I love the idea too much to pass up anyway!
Post # 11
I think it’s a great idea but it will also be a lot of work to do the night before your wedding. I’d enlist the help of family to assist if you want it at your house to maybe do the cooking so you and your Fiance aren’t busy the entire party. We plan on having a rehearsal dinner at my FI’s parents beach house they are renting for our wedding. I’m thinking of a pizza and salad kind of dinner party… not too much work to feed 20+ people and some out of town guests. We’re going to have our work cut out for us… we’re having friends stay the night before the wedding and will let some crash here on our wedding night while we’re at the hotel.
Post # 12
I think the BBQ sounds like a good idea. Maybe keeping amairem25’s advice in mind, you might recruit some of those people to help you with the set-up and clean-up to make the work more manageable. Since is only 15 people and they are your close family, I am sure they will know they need to get out of there early-ish since you will all have a big day the day after.