- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Sooo…..my fiancee and I both have really BIG families! All of mine are from CA, where I’m originally from, and everywhere else in the country. All of his family lives in Duluth, MN or Superior, WI (they’re litterally a bridge apart from each other). I NEVER get to see any of my family except my Dad’s side when I get to go to CA two times a year. So for our wedding it was both of our ideas to host a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding for everyone not just the wedding party and a farewell brunch the day after the wedding to get to say our goodbyes and not have to do it at the wedding all night long instead of getting our grooves on! To give an idea of how big our family is, the Rehearsal dinner guest list I first made which included his family (keep in mind these are all aunts, uncles, bros, sis, and grandparents) came to 200 ppl. Thats a lot of people. How rude of an idea would it be to only pay for the wedding parties meals and their spouses???? I think we would be able to handle the farewell brunch and rehearsal dinner if we did that. Farewell brunch would only be friends and family from out of state so there wouldn’t be as many, maybe 100. If you ladies have any other ideas I’m ALL EARS!!