(Closed) Tell me about your rehearsal dinner..

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I loved our rehearsal dinner.  We had about 25 people with an open bar/cocktail hour with passed apps/pasta buffet w/ minature dessert tray.  It was on a rooftop loft with glass all around so you could see the city and go out onto the roof.  Everything together ended up costing about $1700 I think. 

ETA – FWIW we were there for about 3 hours and had a pretty good bar selection so I think around $500 of that was in booze. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we had it a korean restuarnt father in law paid so not sure costs. but we had ordered 4 types -chicken beef, pork and fish and had unlimited side dishes and people did soju bombs and were drinking hite beer.   it was pretty casual as far as the meal just regular korean bbq . we had orignally had 30 people invited to it event but ten no showed.  we had a little section awy from the regular friday night patrons. we did toasts and exchange gifts there. my brides maids flower girl ringbearers and i left early to finish wedding stuff and try to sleep some what.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are hosting our rehearsal dinner at a favorite casual restaurant of ours.  We’re expecting about 40 guests.  We haven’t discussed the menu with the restaurant owner yet, but I think we will probably just order a bunch of appetizers to share and have our guests order entrees a la carte.  It is a casual burger, salad, sandwich type of place, so this makes the most sense to me.  It will be open-bar in the sense that guests can order whatever they like to drink, and we will be picking up the bill at the end of the night.  I’m not sure how much it will cost, but I think it will probably be between $30-50 per person. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

We had a sit down dinner at a nice restaurant with about 55 people in attendance. It was $1500  for that plus we did a little decorating. Our actual reception was very laid back and casual, so we splurged a little on the Rehearsal Dinner for family and close friends. I was very nervous about the Rehearsal Dinner because my then Fiance and I had a disagreement the night before on how many people were coming… But it turned out fab. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ha just wanted to share that because of this thread I sent Darling Husband a text saying “How much were the drinks for RD?” and he responded with “What drinks? What the fuck”.  I forgot he wasn’t into the Bee lingo.  I told him what it meant and he told me to “Keep that buzzing to myself”

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

@Natalieh86:  Lol. I use bee lingo a lot IRL and always get the WTF responses!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are having mine at the retaurant where Fiance took me the night he proposed. It’s an old downtown restaurant and the feel of it is so cool. They have old cabooses and merry go rounds made into tables and stuff so it’s definitly a cool place.

They have 3 different menus, one at $14, one at $16.50 and one at $18. We chose the $14 and $16.50 menu so they can choose from 8 different meals. It is also all inclusive so that price is tax and gratuity combined so I thought it was a great deal especially since there will be 35 people there!

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We had about 45 people. Ours was at a cute intimate italian restaurant. we had a buffet and it was open bar. it cost around $1100 (mainly becuase of the drinks)..

it was a blast!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Natalieh86:  

@X0JLYNN03:  

Happens to me to! I use be lingo with my mom when planning and she doesnt want to seem uncool so she acts like she knows what it is 🙂 then latter is like what the heck is that.

Fiance is just like- WTF- Your a nerd. 🙂

Good to know I’m not the only one.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Fiance and I are paying for it ourselves, so we are going to try to keep it inexpensive. Only bridal shower and immediate family- probably around 25 people. I think we are going to do it as a luncheon so food and alcohol will be much lower. I never wanted the rehearsal dinner to be a big thing, that’s what the wedding is for! Plus, I would like to have the evening before the wedding to relax and get last minute things together. Ideally, we would like to keep it under $600… we’ll see!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012 - Watch tower lodge, Black hawk state Park Rock Island, IL

we are renting the parish house at my Aunts church for ours. my family has our big family christmas there every year , its an old mansion that the church owns and uses it for meetings and parties and the upstairs rooms are used as sunday school rooms( the mansion is on the church property) we are catering our own Rehearsal Dinner were doing Lasagna, Garlic bread, and salad…grooms cake for desert. and pop or punch because they dont allow alcohol. which im ok with since the guys are going to a hotel room afterwards and me and whatever ladies wanna join me are coming back to my house..ill prob have a glass ( or three) of wine that night lol

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We’re doing a rehearsal evening:

21 people (immediate family, and those involved in the wedding only) will be at a nice sit down dinner for $1000 (cash-bar–I think its tacky, but its the only way we can make it work), and then everyone (the whole wedding) is invited to go bowling.  We think about 60 out of the 80 people will be attending.  I am SO looking forward to it! 

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