(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner a week before wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

My daughter had hers the Sunday before and it worked out great for everyone. No one had to take off work early to get there (also an hr. & a half away) and it was much more relaxed. I loved it. My nephew also had his this past Sunday for his (in 2 days) wedding on Saturday.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I would only worry that you may run the risk that not everyone can make it. Since Sat. is a popular day for weddings and other long term engagements, some of your wedding party may already have made plans for the weekend before assuming the rehersal would be 1-2 days prior. Have you considered doing the rehersal the Friday before at a location closer to the wedding party (it sounds like everyone lives in one area and the wedding ia 1.5 hours away)? I just did a rehersal that took place in the bride’s parents’ back yard since the location was booked. It worked fine, rehersals are usually not too complicated. In such a case, I think you could also skip the rehersal and just have a dinner and maybe go over any high level points like how to recess.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

So long as nobody has prior commitments on that weekend I think it sounds like a great idea!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My bridesmaid just got married on St. Patricks day, and she had hers a week before her real wedding. I didn’t really like the fact i had to drive 2 hours two weekends in a row to her church but it worked for her. So if you have it and its easier for everyone then I would just go for it.

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