(Closed) Rehearsal dinner – how much did you pay per head?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We went to a restaurant where the average meal was about $18-$20 & we had just around 20 people. Our bill was about $700 if that gives you any idea!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We are trying to keep as close to $1,000 as possible for around 25 people…FI’s fam offered to pay, and I don’t want to cause any heartattacks!  But I’m looking for historic district restaurants with private dining in Charleston, SC and I’m finding out that they are more like $40/head and up! Yikes!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’re having a ridiculously big rehearsal dinner – about 50 people.  The total for everything is just over $3600.  Which averages about $72 per person.  That includes alcohol. YIKES!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

We are having ours at a Fun Park in the area. 14.75/person with about 30 pp. We r looking at $500.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our rehearsal dinner is more per head than our wedding dinner.  I think it depends where you’re having it as well as if they have a min. $ you need to spend. Our min $ is $1500 and that is food/bev combined. FH’s parents are also paying which we cannot be more thnkful for, however we are in a city and its pricier than we thought…

Don’t get discouraged b/c of the prices or quotes you’re receiving…There are always ways to work with the given budget…Laughing

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our dinner is about $20 per head. Make sure you ask about discounts. We are getting a 10% discount because my Fiance is in the military. See what they have available.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ours is about $35/head, but that doesn’t include alcohol, so I’m guessing it will end up being closer to $50/head. With 35-40 people, it will probably come out to close to $2000…gah!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

oh wow some of you budgeted a lot for that! Well I’m guessing we’ll have about 30-40 people because his dad wants all the out-of-state family to be invited as well. The place we wanted to have it had a $1000 minimum and no one in his family drinks alcohol. It was a little over his dad’s budget. Plus there is a $300 set-up fee in addition… So not sure if we can receive discounts with that, I’m pretty sure the minimum is a set price.

We’re not even doing a dinner at our wedding reception, because we can’t afford it. And we probably wouldn’t be able to do a rehearsal dinner if his dad hadn’t so kindly offered to pay for it, which I am so appreciative!!

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