(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner

posted 7 years ago in September 2011
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I know ours will be the night before, but I have no say (or even knowledge) of where, when, what, etc. My Future In-Laws are paying, and insist on planning the entire thing as a surprise.

The only thing I had a say on was the time of the rehearsal itself, and I am giving them a list of people on our side that must be invited – which was less than 20 people.

I’ll be honest – I’m dreading it, as I have no say in it and it makes me very angry every time I think about it.

Now, I did have my Fiance tell her that I would be extremely upset if she held it at our reception venue (which was her plan). Here’s to hoping she went else where!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ours is the night before and it’s going to be casual as well. We are going with pizza and wings, and a relaxing atmosphere. I just want to sit back and mingle with my close family and wedding party and not have to worry too much. The next day is going to be crazy enough!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ours was going to be the Friday before (Our wedding is Sunday) but the bride on Saturday (I like to refer to her as “bridezilla”) kinda pitched a fit and forced us to change our date and time to Saturday Morning.  So needless to say we are having a Rehearsal “Brunch” the day before.  As in the Rehearsal is at 1030 am (GEEEEEEZ haha) 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our church requested that everyone that is speaking at the wedding or in the wedding party attend…. I counted it up to inlcude significant others and parents of the children, it will be 39 people!!! Holy cow… And my fiance and I only have 3 wedding party members each…

We are having a bit of trouble with the local restaurant we choose, so I am waiting until we get a contract until I count on that venue. Fiance wanted it to be a semi-formal sit down dinner. So–we are going that route.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ours is the day before as well πŸ™‚

It is going to be VERY casual. It will be in the comfort of our own home, with our closest friends and family there. BBQ, Drink, and Talk Story! We are having tons of friends and family coming from Hawaii, so I am looking forward to a chill night of catching up with all of my out of town loved ones. πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Laurel Rock Farms, PA

Our rehersal dinner is the night before.  We are meeting at the ceremony spot and then afterwards going to eat at a local home cooked resturant.  They will have a buffet style meal with two meats, three sides, salad and bread.  I will also be providing a special cake for my groom.  Future Mother-In-Law taking care of the bill!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Great thread…

We’re having ours two night before the wedding. We didn’t want to be out late the night before the wedding. We’re meeting at our venue then heading over to our favorite Irish Restaurant for a casual but classy dinner. Our guest list is at 26. Invitations will allow the guests to the choice of plated meal, comes with salad, sides, bread and dessert. I’ve already heard back from all our bridal party members they are planning on giving a group toast, roast style! So excited for that! πŸ˜‰ 

My Future Mother-In-Law is planning most of it but I’m a micro-manager type bride, so she’s letting me have a lot of input. We’ve settled on a “Lucky in Love” theme with a four leaf clover, because it’s at an irish restaurant. My Fiance and I are planning on DIYing some supper cut floral centerpieces for the tables and my Future Mother-In-Law is calligraphing place cards for each guest. My Fiance grandmother is making mini-whoopie-pies for favors too. It’s going to be so much fun! 

We’re hosting a more casual Welcome Party for our out-of-town guest the next day, afternoon of the day before the wedding. This will be a way for us to spend some quality time with those who traveled a long distance. It’s a pool party BBQ, we’re catering with one of those mobile BBQ smokers. They come and cook on-site, it’s really a great value at only $19.99 per person. I’m extra excited about this party.

Post # 14
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Worker bee

Hmm, you ladies have fun parties planned.  Except for the surprise party…I will cross fingers for it to be a great event. 

FSIL’s family will be hosting a backyard bbq after the rehearsal.  There will be a bit of travel time since the rehearsal will be at the venue which is half an hour’s drive away and we plan on lugging a lot of the wedding decor/cr*p along with us to give to the DOC/owner. 

I have a long-ish linen sundress planned with a little cardy for later.  Dirty Delete is wondering what she should wear.  Any suggestions?  Would it be over-the-top if she wore something wedding-dressish but short?  I think that’s what she wants but with it being a bbq…

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@geminidream: Haha – thanks :). I’m just afraid it’s going to be “not us” as his sister is this girly girl that wants this whole big shabang, and I’m more laid back and would rather just have something at home with my friends/family and my dogs..

Hope no other brides have to have a surprise rehearsal! I am always wanting to know what is going on, so it is driving me INSANE not knowing anything. All I know is the time of the ceremony rehearsal (3PM), as I set that myself.

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