(Closed) Rehearsal dinner, did you have alcohol?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
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Worker bee

We are having our Rehearsal Dinner at a restaurant so we will be providing alcohol.

 

It is certainly not a requirement though.

Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had our reherasal dinner at my parents place we did a pizza party. There was beer and soft drinks and water/juice/lemonade

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yes, we had alcohol at ours. It was at a Gastropub and Pool Hall in town, so it was available by eithe rodering from the staff, or going to the bar.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I think you’re fine to not provide alcohol.  If you’re in a restaurant or someon’e home and alcohol is available, then that’s fine.  If you’re in a church and alcohol isn’t available, then that’s fine too.  People will follow whatever lead is given to them.  Don’t worry.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yes, we had alcohol at ours, and as far as I know no one drank so much that they didn’t feel well at our wedding.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

We had ours at an italian resturant. It was included in our package but if we had to pay extra for it I would not have purchased it. I think you are fine without it. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I don’t think it’s required. We probably will, just because we can and the guys will want a beer with dinner. Other ones I’ve been to you either got 1 drink ticket & then had to pay for additional drinks. Or there ware a bar available and you could buy yourself drinks if you wanted. We’re bringing the alcohol for the wedding and are having the rehearsal at the same venue, so we’ll have the wedding stuff to get into a little early.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

We had alcohol at ours, and the servers were exceptionally attentive in refilling almost empty glasses. No one got drunk at the rehearsal dinner… but afterwards at the hotel my BM’s accidentally got me drunk and the GM’s got poor DH drunk. We were both a bit hungover on our wedding day (oops), but thankfully both better by the ceremony! 

That being said… alcohol is definitely not a requirement at the rehearsal, but if you’re planning to have a lot of speeches and toasts it might feel weird not to have it?

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yes, we had an open bar at our rehearsal dinner. However, if I went to a rehearsal dinner w/o alcohol I don’t think I’d care. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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hollysmith92:  Alcohol is never required. The only requirement in regards to drinks is that if you offer it, you pay for it. You’re fine – I mean the dinner should only last what, a couple hours? People can go drink somewhere else afterwards if they want. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

Our space didn’t allow it and it was fine. Some of the group had drinks together after the dinner (2 days before the wedding) so no hangover worries. I went out with a few from our group the night before the wedding and 2 guests got really drunk and we’re still ok for a 9 am ceremony. They just drank less at brunch lol!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We had alcohol at ours. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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hollysmith92:  We had a BBQ rehearsal dinner and did beer/wine. Do I think its required? No. In my group of friends, would it be a disappointment to have no booze? Yes. Would it be more likely for us all to go out afterwards for drinks? Yes. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I certainly don’t think its necessary. The most recent rehersal dinner I went to was a pizza party and we had a blast pumping up for the next day

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