(Closed) rehearsal dinner–gifts and speeches?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
9952 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Often Brides will have a Bridesmaids Luncheon (lol an excuse for some “girlie time”) and give the gifts then.  Can be fun… just you and your girls.  First time round, that was what I did.

Hope this helps,


Post # 4
462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

oh I didn’t even think of getting gifts for my Pastor or readers.

Post # 5
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I plan to give al gifts at the Rehearsal Dinner.  I do worry though that since the gifts are things my bridal party will wear in the wedding that they might forget the items at their home.  so I’ll have them leave it at my house and when they come to get ready, the items will already be there.  Any other gift that is not wedding related I’ll give to them the day of (small gift as my budget is so tight).  And the only speech I’ll make (because I know for sure I will cry) is to thank everyone for coming.

Post # 6
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We gave our gifts at the rehearsal, but we did not give any speeches. We kind of walked around while people were eating desert and thanked them each and handed them their gifts- it was low key and everyone else was able to continue eating and having a good time. I don’t think you have to give the gifts at the rehearsal dinner though if you’d rather do it earlier in the week- it should be whenever works best for you!


@angelaandchet:  We didn’t get gifts for our readers either. We did send the priest a gift card to a local restaurant after the wedding, but I don’t think that it was really necessary- a thank you card would do.

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