(Closed) Welcome party for OOT guests?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I wouldnt do it. You have a big day ahead of you and should get your rest. Dont put more stress on yourself. I would suggest some bars or places to eat to your OOTG in case they want to go themselves.

Post # 4
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i love this idea.  however, even as a guest, 1030 seems a bit late.  can you either A) push the rehearsal dinner wayyyy forward (like 5ish) or B) do cocktails wit the Out of Town ppl before the rehearsal and dinner?

Post # 5
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Why not just include all of your Out of Town guests at your rehearsal dinner? The cost would be the same if you were also having a separate event for them. This is what we did and I actually really enjoyed it. We had about 90 of 130 guests at our rehearsal dinner and it was a lot of fun. We were able to spend more time with all of our guests in a more relaxed atmosphere. I had a blast at our rehearsal dinner! It also allowed me to worry less about getting around to see everyone at our reception. This option seemed more stressful to me before I did it but afterwards we were SO glad that we did it this way!

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