(Closed) Rehersal Dinner Dilemma

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What to do for the "rehersal" dinner
    1. Have a dinner in a restaurant ($30/pp min) for family only : (0 votes)
    2. Have a dinner with catered food and paper goods at your home the night before with family only : (0 votes)
    3. Have a dinner in a restaurant ($30/pp min) for family and out of town guests : (4 votes)
    40 %
    4. Have a dinner with catered food and paper goods at your home the night before with family and ou : (4 votes)
    40 %
    5. Not have a dinner because you are hosting a lovely wedding the next afternoon and they are going : (1 votes)
    10 %
    other explanation below : (1 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    what is your budget?

    if the backyard affair for everyone is affordable, i would go for that. it’s nice to be able to talk to people who traveled to see you on a day other than your wedding. if you can’t afford it though, it’s not a problem.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would not be able to handle the stress of tons of people in my house the night before my wedding.  Since you are not requiring anyone to attend a rehersal you are under no obligation to feed them or host them for an additional gathering.  But.. as some one said above it is nice to have the opportunity to spend time with people the night before the wedding.  What if you just sort of let people know that you would be heading out to ABC restaurant the night before and people are welcome to join you (on their own dime).  I think that’s a great compromise for your situation.

    Post # 6
    Member
    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    WE have a similar situation… we are having a Sunday wedding (memorial day weekend) it is a destination for some and have about 75-100 people coming up the night before.  We do not have a wedding party so we are not having a formal rehearsal and did not want to have a second wedding reception the night before nor could we afford one.  So We are having a casual welcome dinner the night before with pizza, salads, bread,beer & wine and then a smore’s bonfire for dessert.  It was the most economical way to include everyone!  

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