(Closed) Rehersal Dinnner Etiquette

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2542 posts
Sugar bee

Could you maybe do a potluck at your house and have each person in the Bridal Party bring a dish? It seems less offputting than making them pay at a restaurant and would be cost effective in the same way. Plus potlucks are always fun because you get to try lots of new things!

Post # 4
2601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Um, in a word, yes, it’s inappropriate. Sorry. 

Post # 6
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I like the potluck idea, or you can have pizza at someone’s house- it’s doesn’t have to be fancy. Or get Subway, or grill burgers & hot dogs. 

Post # 7
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

All the weddings myFI has been in had pizza, potluck sounds great too! im afraid Asking/expecting for them to pay is a stretch sorry!

Post # 8
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I agree with the potluck.  I mentioned this as an idea for an expensive shower but it could work for a rehearsal dinner: ask everyone to bring a dish that is special to them/their favorite and bring the recipe as way to build a special cookbook for the newlyweds.

Post # 9
1140 posts
Bumble bee

I think a potluck is a great solution for the OP…its fun and relaxing and takes the stress off from you and Fiance.

Post # 10
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Yeah, go with the potluck, or you could do a picnic, grill out with burgers and hotdogs, etc. I’ve been to family picnic-style rehearsal dinners that were fun and relaxed, a beautiful chance to enjoy the outdoors, and not at all fussy or expensive. That would be better than going dutch at a restaurant.

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