(Closed) rehearsal dinner idea – does this sound tacky/cheap/no good?

posted 9 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Do you think that having a rehearsal dinner at a beach boardwalk would be tacky?
    ACK!? Sounds terrible! : (0 votes)
    Awesome! Where's my corndog? : (42 votes)
    86 %
    It would be ok only if you had a fancier dinner at the ballroom next door. : (6 votes)
    12 %
    other, I'll explain below.... : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    4765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

    I think it sounds awesome!

    Post # 4
    1955 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    I’m all about the personalization of events like the rehearsal dinner and that sounds really cool! If you can make it work, go for it!

    Post # 5
    5271 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Go for it! You could really play it up too & your guest will love it! Plus, since the boardwalk is where you had your first date, you HAVE to do it there!

    Post # 6
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Sounds great to me. Rehearsal dinners are traditionally very casual. Eating at a boardwalk sound great and who doesn’t like that type of food?

    Post # 7
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Can we all come? That sounds like so much fun!

    Post # 8
    950 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    LOVE this idea!  it’s personal, it’s fun, it’s different from “the norm”, & it highlights a sight/activity that OOTers would probably want to visit anyway.  Maybe even look into some fun ice breakers or conversation starters so that guest can get to know each other better throughout the Rehearsal Dinner evening…

    Post # 9
    2512 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Nope – sounds AWESOME!

    We are doing something similar – just ordering pizza delivery to the church lol!

    Post # 10
    355 posts
    Helper bee

    Love it!   Sounds like a blast and the fact it is personal to your relationship is even more awesome. 

    Post # 11
    588 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Philippe Park

    love it! it sounds like a blast!

    Post # 12
    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    It sounds like fun, plus it’s something really personal to you two.  We had ours at an outdoor bar/grill with a tiki theme where we boated over, rather than drove.  Totally us and our guests really enjoyed it.

    Post # 13
    1565 posts
    Bumble bee

    Casual rehearsal dinners are the best – this sounds like a lot of fun!

    Post # 14
    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    I think if the logistics work, this is an awesome idea. It will be fun for your guests, totally unlike your wedding (I’m guessing! :), and cute and personal to you. Win-win-win!

    Post # 15
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Love the idea of it!  Especially if you have people from Out of Town that would love to experience the Boardwalk!  We are having our Rehearsal Dinner at a vineyard and the FI’s Brother-In-Law is going to play guitar as background music.  We love music and love just sitting around with a glass of wine singing along or chatting with our friends and family.  Which is what the evening is all about!

    You could make the invites in the shape of a carnival ticket or put tickets at their place setting.  Oh all the possiblities 🙂

    Post # 16
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Our rehearsal is going to be at the lakehouse my fiance’s family is renting and we are having wraps/chips/salads/beverages..

    It sounds great- go for it!

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