- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Hello my fellow brides. 🙂
…First time posting…I’m hoping to get some feedback on our rehearsal dinner situation.
Let me list all of the factors we have going on:
-ceremony location is 45 minutes away from everyone involved in the ceremony (and therefore rehearsal)
-everyone involved in the rehearsal will be working the day of the rehearsal (we are planning on having it the thursday before the wedding. We are having a morning wedding on saturday, friday night is a no-go)
-so it will be very convenient for anyone to get to the ceremony location before 6:30
-my fiance’s parents don’t have a lot of money and can’t afford to pay for a caterer or restaurant for everyone to eat at, but they would like to be involved in the rehearsal dinner. …they hoped to do a back yard BBQ as we are getting married in mid-june and the weather should be lovely. But the distance makes this difficult.
Ok, so all of that being said… I have suggested that we go the church where we are having the ceremony at about 6:30 (or 7) and do the rehearsal, run through the song that my future sister-in-law will be singing and make sure there is no kinks with the sound equipment etc… and then treat everyone to an ice cream at the adorable vintage ice cream parlour a block away from the church. They have a big patio and it shouldn’t be too busy since where I live, kids are still in school for another couple weeks and it’s a weekday night. There is also a lovely park along the lake we can go to right next to it and walk around and enjoy the night. Personally, I think that everyone would enjoy this and it is a lot less stress for everyone involved. My fiance, however, is concerned that people will be expecting a meal and that we are cheaping out. Our wedding itself is going to be traditional, but casual (morning wedding, light lunch reception). It hasn’t caused a real argument, but we are both a little worried since time is getting low to plan something….
So what do you think? I am being too laid back and tacky? Or is my fiance too worried about what people will think? Any alternatives you can suggest??