(Closed) Rehearsal dinner woes.

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

5 minutes or 60 minutes, your bridal party still needs to understand how your ceremony will flow, when they’ll be entering, who they’ll be entering with, where they’ll stand, etc.  All weddings are different, and having the opportunity to prep everyone before the big day is important!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@figgnewton:  I would tell her rehearsal is important, even for a small ceremony, and the rehearsal dinner is really a “thank you” to your wedding party. Not only that, it’s a nice time for everyone to gather before the ceremony and have some quality time (and take your mind off of waiting for the next day to get here!). I think that’s really nice of your biological mom, and great way for her to be included. You should ABSOLUTELY have the rehearsal dinner.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree with the prior poster. Wedding rehearsals are very important and should include everyone who is participating in your ceremony, including bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls, ring bearer, musicians, singers, readers and, obviously, your officiant.  And, if you are asking these family members, friends, and others to participate in the rehearsal, it is only polite as well as customary to offer to feed them (and their spouses, FIs, etc.) a meal afterward.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We didn’t have a rehearsal- our minister took five minutes the day of to go over the lineup with everyone, and everything went smoothly.

We did have a Rehearsal Dinner the night before at DH’s request, which was nice. It was a chance for people to meet who hadn’t (groomsmen knew which lady they were escorting), Fiance and I did speeches- it was just a nice evening.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

…so that people can eat

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Our ceremony will be short too (30 minutes or less) and we’re still doing a Rehearsal Dinner.  Why does your mom care if she is not paying.  Let your bio mom pay if she wants to and have fun.

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