Post # 1
My FH have been going back and forth for months over the topic of the rehearsal dinner. At first, we wanted all Out of Town guests at our house, but realized it would be crowded and stressful. Then we considered our favorite little pizza place, but the owners were a little hesitant to have so many people just ordering pizza on a Friday evening. We thought about a Spanish restaurant that overlooks the Mississippi River, but it turned out too expensive. We argued. We cried (not really). We decided to go to the pizza place again.
Last night, I was brushing my teeth, and it dawned on me. NO rehearsal dinner. Yea! He agreed. We’ll save a thousand bucks. We’ll take a minimoon instead.
We are now having a "chair setting up party" the day before the wedding. Anyone who wants to play with 100 chairs at the park where we’ll marry can come. We have no idea how (and where) to set up 100 chairs in a circle. We will reward helpers with beer and pizza. We are very excited.
Post # 3
we’re not doing a formal rehearsal dinner either; too expensive, I already blowing major bucks on the wedding
so just family at the rehearsal and bridal party that’s it, we are heading to a nearby restaurant afterwards; my groom is paying for his side; I’m paying mine–cut down on costs
I’m filipino he’s English so it’s not part of our traditions anyway, no biggie
Post # 4
We might skip it, too. =) If we have one, we’re just going to have it at my parents’ house, and it’ll just be the wedding party, immediate family, and grandparents.
Post # 5
We are not having a formal rehearsal dinner as well. It’s gonna be pizza and beer at my parents house. My Dad always has his kegerator full so our only expense is the pizza if we don’t decide to make some ourselves (homemade, not frozen).
It is just more like us and besides we were able to use the money that his Mom had given us for the rehearsal dinner for our deposit on the photographer.
Post # 6
Ours was going to be wedding party, immediate family (plus my fave aunt, her husband, and their 4 kids!), and grandparents, too. But that wound up being close to 30 people!
Post # 7
The only reason we’re having a Rehearsal Dinner is because his parents are paying for it. I think your idea is great, productive and you get to spend time with your friends and family before the day anyway.
Post # 8
Sounds fun! It’s nice that it’ll be casual anyways, no big deal. Plus, there’s food and beer! =]