Post # 1
I am having the rehearsal dinner a few days before the wedding and i just found out that the maid of honor along with another person wont be able to stay long due to other obligations. Kind of bummed about it too because I wanted to do a dinner afterwards and that would be the only day that FH and I could do it! Should we go ahead with out them? Or are rehearsal dinners not really necessary.
Post # 3
I would go ahead without them. It’s really just to get you and your immediate families together before the wedding.
Post # 4
are you actually going to be rehearsing? i think as long as they’re there for that, it should be fine for them to miss the actual dinner.
Post # 5
Go ahead with it! Our wedding is on a Friday night…..I have a friend who is the Best Man in another wedding Saturday night – their rehearsal for that wedding is the same night as our wedding. He is leaving their rehearsal dinner early to come to my wedding….the B&G of that wedding totally understand….
Post # 6
I say go ahead without them for the dinner. It is really the rehersal that matters the most. If you have a gift to give them just do it at the rehersal or sometime before.
Post # 7
Go ahead without them. The rehearsal dinner serves many functions, with one of the most important ones being to serve as a time for the extended families to bond before the wedding. Your Maid/Matron of Honor will enjoy herself for whatever time she is able to be there, and it won’t be a big deal that she has to leave.
Post # 8
Yeah- go ahead. Of course it would ne nice to have them, but it will be fine.