(Closed) Rehearsal dinner?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was under the impression that rehearsal dinners are still very common.

Post # 4
4822 posts
Honey bee

I havent heard of anyone not having a rehearsal dinner. They can be fancy or low-key BBQ or Pizza, but I think if you are asking your bridal party to rehearse, its considered good ettiquette to provide a meal as well.

Post # 5
2486 posts
Buzzing bee

I think most people still do rehersal dinners. However, it doesn’t have to be fancy. The suggestion of BBQ or pizza is a great idea.

Post # 6
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think rehearsal dinners are pretty common still. We are doing an informal bbq with a couple coolers of beer and water, etc! Doesn’t have to be anything fancy.

Post # 7
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I agree with the previous posters, rehearsal dinners are still common (and probably expected).  I think a low-key pizza or bbq night would be a great way to relax with friends prior to the big day…and as an added bonus it will be so much cheaper than a fancy sit down place.  I know that I recently looked into prices for rehearsal dinners and about fainted when I saw the minimums!

Post # 8
10627 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

From what I’ve seen & read online, I would say the opposite trend seems to be occurring, rehearsal dinners are becoming larger and more extravagant.  I’m not a fan of that trend though, I prefer low key rehearsal dinners.

I would want to have one though, it’s a good chance to have fun with the bridal party and parents after the rehearsal!

Post # 10
10282 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve never been involved in a wedding that didn’t have a Rehearsal Dinner. While you don’t have to have one, it is a nice oppertunity to spend some extra time with those closest to you. It doesn’t have to be a formal affair. RD’s can range from a sit down dinner in a swanky restaurant to pizza or chinese takeout back at your place. 

To be honest, when I’m in a wedding, I expect a Rehearsal Dinner. If the couple doesn’t have one I wouldn’t be angry but I would definitely find it weird. 

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