(Closed) Rehearsal dinner question

posted 6 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Which idea is better?
    Cocktails and heavy hors' doeuvres for the "pre-wedding celebration" : (6 votes)
    18 %
    Dinner with the bridal party and immediate family then cocktails for the "pre-wedding celebration" : (27 votes)
    82 %
  • Post # 3
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You could call it a Welcome Party and still have an intimate rehearsal dinner.  Could you  serve hor d’oeurves as well?

    Post # 4
    3942 posts
    Honey bee

    We are doing the same thing!

    My inlaws very generously offered to host the rehearsal dinner, but want to invite the bridal party and parents only. So we are going to host a cocktail party afterwards at a local bar (close to the hotel everyone is staying at) for our out of town guests.

    Post # 5
    2414 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’re doing something similar…Fiance parents are hosting a rehearsal dinner for our bridal party, parents and grandparents which I assume will run from 6:00-8;30pm or so…and then they are hosting a dessert/cocktail reception for all of our Out of Town guests from 8:30-10:30pm…

    Post # 6
    46607 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you state that you are holding a welcome reception with cocktails and heavy hors d’oevres from 6-9 pm, chances are that most of your guests will make a meal out of the hors d’oevres, so make sure you have plenty.

    Post # 7
    21 posts
    • Wedding: September 2012

    For our rehearsal dinner we are doing a cookout with hamburgers and hot dogs, maybe roasting marshmellows afterwards. Its going to be very chill and it will give everyone time to just relax and enjoy the scenery and the occassion! My Fiance and I didnt want it to be too stuffy/uptight like some Rehearsal Dinner can be.

    Also, we are just inviting the Bridal Party. We have a few Out of Town guests but not enough that would constitute a seperate event for them (aside from the wedding).

    Plus, we wanted to do something low-key because we want everyone to be surprised on the Big Day!


    @MissMask– It’s totally fine to do cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres only, it’s your wedding and if thats what you’d like to have then go for it! Maybe include a list of local restaurants/bakeries, etc that people can get a full meal afterwords or before?

    Post # 8
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I said just do the cocktails and heavy apps.  It’s only a 3 hour event, not all day.  

    My family that is coming from oot will be included in the Rehearsal Dinner… I just cannot afford to do a separate event.  It’ll be at my house, and very low key.  My mom and stepdad are cooking and we’ll just get to chill, relax and catch up (after the bp practices of course). 

    Post # 9
    3120 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Just need to feed the party since they will be at rehearsal and won’t be able to eat!!

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