(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner

posted 8 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Who paid for your rehearsal dinner?
    Groom's family : (17 votes)
    65 %
    Bride's family : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Both sets of parents : (0 votes)
    My FI & I paid ourselves : (6 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Well, we paid for our own wedding and expected to pay for our Rehearsal Dinner, too, but it turns out my Mother-In-Law really wanted to contribute! She gave us a low budget and we stuck to it. It was something she really did want to do, but we didn’t want her to feel like she had to by any means. I know a lot of people who did their own rehearsal dinners–one was a rented room at a HOliday Inn type hotel and they catered in pasta….and another one was at a park and food was catered in (stuff like Pasta House is pretty affordable!) and I made a few desserts (i was a bridesmaid) and they had chests full of soda. The park was like, $50 to rent a table area? It was only a few hundred bucks but it was casual and way fun.

    Post # 4
    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    At this point it will be a group effort on my families behalf only because my FI’s family is flying in from Sweden and is paying to be in a hotel for three weeks.

    Post # 5
    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We put the deposit down on a really large and awesome park shelter for the day (less than $200) and FI’s family is throwing us a BBQ.

    Post # 6
    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We’re currently planning on paying for the rehearsal dinner ourselves, but would be awesome if someone offered to help contribute!! Laughing

    Post # 7
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We had been planning on paying for the rehearsal dinner ourselves (with my parents bringing wine), but at the last minute, my husband’s parents stepped in and offered to pay.  It was a nice relief, but we weren’t expecting it!

    Post # 8
    1051 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We’re paying for everything at-all related to the wedding Friday – Sunday.  We decided that’s how we wanted it to be from the very beginning, and came up with our budget keeping that in mind.  We’re doing a somewhat casual country-chic rehearsal BBQ on Friday and lowkey day-after brunch Sunday all at the farm we have rented out for the entire wedding weekend.  I feel like knowing this was how we wanted to handle it made it easier to plan for.

    Post # 9
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We were full expecting to pay for our rehearsal dinner, but my husband’s parents decided they wanted to pay for it. We were so grateful. It was about $700 including tax and tip for about 14 guests.

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