(Closed) This one’s probably a no brainer, but….

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m pretty sure the general rule is the night before. And normally the place you are having it assumes this, too, because when we booked the reception, the night before at the same time also automatically booked…. I have no idea if some people do this differently…. good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

The week of the wedding is normal – like teamajax13 said, a lot of times it’s the night before, but if you can swing it 2-3 days before the wedding I think that’s probably preferable.  I don’t think I’ll want to be entertaining people at a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding – I’d rather be hanging out with my girls and relaxing and making sure everything’s in order for the next day.  If you want to have Out of Town guests at the rehearsal dinnner, I’d say no more than 2-3 days before the wedding, otherwise they might not even be in town yet.

Though the date of your actual rehearsal may also depend on scheduling availability, depending on your venue.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Melanie11 good point… I’m actually a sad bear because I have to entertain people that night… if the chapel (oops I said reception before…typo!) had given us a choice we would have done 2 nights before…

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

@teamajax13:  Good luck.  ๐Ÿ™‚  I plan on being a hermit the night before and not interacting with anyone except my BM’s.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Melanie11 Too funny… I’m a professional hermit…that week is going to be h3!! on earth for me! LOL!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The night before, when all your wedding party is in town, after you have your actual rehearsal, is what I have always heard. Bacherlor and bachelorette parties are usually the weekend before, the wedding. I would NOT suggest doing those the night before the wedding. Hung over is not the way to enter the biggest day of your life.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lrall916: The day before is most normal, especially if you want Out of Town guests to be there. But I think 2 or 3 days before would be fine as well… Like PPs said, I’d like for the actual day right before my wedding to be as stress-free as possible.

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