(Closed) Time for Rehearsal Dinner?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would be OK if I KNEW that I was eating at 9pm ahead of time – but your older guests might not like it too much!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Thats a bit late.  My parents do rehearsal dinners at their restaurant and they would never put that sort of stipulation regarding time.  I think it’s a bit unreasonable of them.  Can you look elsewhere?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Some people do dinner late…but for me, I think 9pm is too late to start a dinner. I think esp if your wedding is the next day…you’d want your rest or time to do last minute things you need to do.

If you start it earlier you can enjoy the night more and be there a few hours enjoying the time with your wedding party.

But its your call really.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Bummer! If it was cocktails only, 9 would be great….but for a dinner, I do think thats a little late ๐Ÿ™

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think it’s a little late too.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

It is a bit late though I normally eat around that time.  Is there something you can do there where they will let you do hors d’ eouvres/cocktail hour until 9pm and then serve dinner right at 9?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

That’s too late.  You’re going to be tired and the last thing you’ll want to do is sit thrugh a 2+ hour dinner starting at 9pm. 

Plus, most rehearsals are around 5/6pm.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

๐Ÿ™ that sucks! I think I’d be fine with it if I KNEW before-hand that dinner wasn’t until nine, but I’m not gonna lie, I get really grumpy if I have to eat dinner after about 7:00 or so!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Is there any way that you could have fewer people go to the rehearsal dinner so that they can just reserve a table or two?  Traditionally, usually the immediate family and the people in the wedding go to the rehearsal dinner.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

Do they have a room that you can rent out that’s enclosed? if not, it may add to the fun and festive atmosphere to have your gang there? 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

@50 – that pretty much sounds like the best rehearsal dinner ever. Burgers, ice cream, and a ball pit? Amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

But in all seriousness, I think they’re being ridiculous. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i tell ya what i’d just show up sit down in the place and have a ball!! i honestly thnk it adds to the fun of the day.

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