Post # 1
So we found out that we can’t have our rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding because there is already a wedding scheduled for that Friday night.
How have other people handled it? Did you do it Thursday night and make people come out for Thursday and then Saturday? Did you do it earlier on Friday or rehearse on a different day?
I am so bummed by this! I think it is going to be really difficult and frustrating for people who will have to work Friday. Gr!
Post # 3
I’m confused. You can’t have the dinner or you can’t have the rehearsal?
I’ve been in 3 weddings where the Rehearsal Dinner was on a Thursday. They were all Catholic weddings though so not sure if that made a difference.
Post # 4
We are having a walk/talk through at the restaurant. Therefore,. no real rehearsal. Our rev said that is becoming more comon because, really, do you need to practice walking down the aisle? Once people know the order and where to sit (which they can be told to do) its all good.
Post # 5
We can’t have the rehearsal – we can have the dinner whenever we want . . .
Lefeymw- that would be good if our minister would go for it which I don’t know if she would . ..
Post # 6
Anyone else have any creative solutions?
Post # 7
Many venues are booked on Friday nights. The alternatives usually are:
-have the rehearsal early on the Friday,before the wedding-this only works if there are little to no decorations at the the venue for the other wedding and if the officiant is available
-have the rehearsal on the Thursday- can be expensive for out of town wedding party members and guests invited to the dinner.
– have the rehearsal at the rehearsal dinner venue- most officiants can do this. You really don’t need to be at the ceremony venue in order to run through the process.
Post # 8
Thank you Julies! I like the first one maybe . . . or the last.
I appreciate it!
Post # 9
We had our rehearsal at 4pm. Then we did dinner, but had a cocktail hour for that too. So that we weren’t serving “supper” like we were 85.
Post # 10
@mwitter80: lol our rehearsal is from 3-4 and “dinner” at 5. FIs parents are THRILLED
Post # 11
@afuturemrsl: I am confused, didnt you just tell me your minister wouldnt go for having it at the restaurant?