(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner – how long?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: How long should a rehearsal dinner be?
    less than 2 hours : (3 votes)
    13 %
    2 hours : (12 votes)
    50 %
    3 hours : (9 votes)
    38 %
    4 hours or more : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Ours will probably be a couple of hours. I used to work as a banquet server and worked rehearsal dinners all the time. They typically last 2-3 hours. I have worked some where people would drink until midnight!

    Post # 4
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We are getting a free venue for the dinner that is pretty cool with nice views of the city and an outdoor area, so I’m thinking people will want to stick around a little while.  We are doing a cocktail hour beforehand so maybe 3?  Also we are doing a mock rehearsal there, just figuring out how to line people up, etc. so that might take up some more time. 

    Post # 5
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Good question!  I’d love to know the answer to this. Fiance and his best man (his brother) are thinking of fitting the bachelor party in that night…

    Post # 6
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Ours was probably 3-4 hours. But it was a rehearsal brunch, and it was very casual. It was at my in laws, we just sat around, ate, and mingled.

    Post # 7
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m not sure what is typical, but ours is going to be 2 hours. Other ones I’ve been to seem to have been 2-3 hours.

    Post # 8
    736 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I would think it would 2-3 hours. Depending on how many people are attending…. 

    Post # 9
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We’re doing a more casual- reservations at a nice restaurant type rehearsal dinner so I have no idea how long it will be. We’re going broke from the wedding so no drinks so I imagine it will be about an hour or so and then go to a bar for some fun.

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