(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner…. without a rehearsal?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Could you call it a “welcome dinner”? I think it’s perfectly fine to host a party without an actual rehearsal!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We’re not doing a rehearsal either, as it’s just the two of us, a Maid/Matron of Honor, and a best man.  Our officiant told us to just skip it and save the extra money that it would cost to have him down here the night before, which is what we were planning on anyway. 

We are still going to do a dinner the night before – we’re just going to have it at our house since most of the family won’t have seen it yet and we’re probably going to do a taco bar.  We figured we can either have it catered pretty cheaply, or we can just do the food ourselves without much hassle. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’ll most likely be doing a short rehearsal the morning of. But the night before we’re getting together immediate family only for a nice dinner. We’re from different cities so it’s not often both families get together so I wanted to take the opportunity for both sides to have dinner together.

I mean you have to eat anyway!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@corgi,

Hhaha. Exactly. Whp wants to work the grill the night before their wedding! OK. Fiance might want to but we won’t be home so that’s out.

We’ll most likely be reserving a private room/space or just ask them to section off a private area for us. Asian Fusion because wedding will probably be more Fiance side friendly so I wanted Asian food for the “night before dinner”.

But nothing fancy like we need to pay extra for the private space or anything. Just a big group of people going out to a celebratory dinner! 🙂

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would just have a relaxed, informal dinner.  I don’t even know that you have to call it anything… other than a dinner.  So no need to formal invites, you won’t be inviting too many guests, you can just tell your peeps where and when. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The title of this post caught my attention because we’re having an atypical “rehearsal dinner” in that it will be on the actual night of our wedding, and not involve a rehearsal of the ceremony (since it will have already taken place).  We’re getting married with just immediate family and having dinner with them that night,  which FI’s parents wanted to host in lieu of the traditional rehearsal the night before.  A few weeks later we’re having a big reception for everyone.

I think you should definitely do a rehearsal or welcome dinner and invite families, bridal party, and whoever else you’d like.  It’d be a nice way to celebrate and hopefully calm any pre-wedding jitters that may arise. 

Plus, as you mentioned, who really wants to have a normal day, dinner, etc. the night before their wedding?  Now you’ve got me thinking about what I should plan for the night before my wedding.  🙂

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