(Closed) Rehersal dinner alternative?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Since you have such an incredibly large percentage of Out of Town guests, I wouldn’t do it. I think I would be a tiny bit offended if I went to your wedding as a local and found out almost everyone but me and a few others hadn’t been invited. Can you just have a day-after brunch to see the family? It would be a ton cheaper and I can’t see anyone being offended by it!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We had the same issue and opted to keep the rehearsal dinner limited to immediate family and wedding party only.  All the rest of our guests totally understand and the out of town guests actually like that they have a night free to spend exploring NYC.  We considered the brunch option but that would have been expensive as well.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We have a lot of Out of Town guests to so we limited it to the bridal party, grandparents, parents, siblings, and readers. I’d have loved to invite everyone but it just wasn’t financially possible.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

we are just doing our wedding party, parents, grandparents, our pastor

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

For my sisters wedding rehearsal we just spent the day at the lake and grilled hot dogs and hamburgers. It was a lot of fun and pretty darn cheap!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We opted to do a Potluck rehearsal dinner and assigned something for the family members attending to bring. It’s a good way to keep costs down. the FIL’s are paying for our reception food, so we didn’t want them to have to cover a rehearsal dinner, too.

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