(Closed) What did you do at the RD?!?! Help!

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re going to pass out the wedding party gifts, made a short toast to my ILs for hosting, and thank everyone for coming.  If anyone else wants to give a toast at that point, that’s completely fine – in my circle, the Rehearsal Dinner is usually a time to roast the bride and groom a bit.  But we don’t have anything formal planned, we figured that we would just do this while everyone’s eating dessert.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

It can be as fancy or casual as you want it to be.

For ours, we plan to have a quick rehearsal at the church, and then head to a restaurant down the street. We are having a sit down meal with our bridal party and parents and we plan to give our gifts out too. My Fiance wants to make a speech thanking everyone but thats it. It’s going to be pretty laid back. Afterwards we are heading to the hotel bar to meet up with out of towners.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Ditto to the above. We are having a sit-down meal at a local restaurant where we plan on handing out the gifts to our wedding party and parents. We will make a short toast to thank FIL’s for hosting, thank our wedding party and my parents and then call it a night.

One thing I chose to do – for dessert, I am surprising my Fiance with his “grooms cake” at the Rehearsal Dinner (rather than having it at the wedding)!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We did all our toasts at the Rehearsal Dinner, and they went on a little while, but it was fun. We ate, mingled, and then did toasts. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Fiance gave a speech, Fi’s Dad welcomed everyone, BMs put a slide show together for us, then the floor was opened for more toasts (My bro, Dad’s Best friend, his sis, others in the wedding party)

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Honestly? We only did an actual rehearsel for 5 minutes, the rest of the time we were drinking, eating and fooling around. No opening of gifts, no speeches.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We just ate & chatted with our guests. My then fiance gave a short, casual thank you toast to everyone for traveling & helping with the wedding & being supportive of us.

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