Post # 1
I am hoping for some help with the logistics for the rehearsal dinner regarding what the significant others of our BM/GM should do during the actual rehearsal. They are invited to the rehearsal dinner
-We are having the dinner at my parents’ house.
-The venue where the rehearsal will take place is 10 min. away from my parents’ house.
-Rehearsal is at 5:30, dinner at 7.
I was thinking everyone could meet at my parents house at 4:45-5ish, than a trolley could pick us up at 5:15, take us to the venue, then back to my parents for the dinner at 7pm. We are opening the dinner to all family, as well as significant others to our BM/GM (there are 5 significant others). The family not involved in the ceremony would come to my parents house at 7pm. Would the 5 significant others meet at my parents house at 7pm as well? I was thinking they would probably want to show up to everything as a couple with the BM/GM and it would be fun for them to come on the trolley ride too, but then would they just watch the ceremony take place? There is a tavern at our venue they could hang out at. If the significant others were to meet at my parents house at 7pm that means the couple would take 2 cars to the dinner.
Post # 3
I find that people like to have something to do, I would totally want to go along, take the trolley ride…and if you buy some cheap spiral notebooks, write the numerals 1-10 seperately on the pages, and give them to the non-bridal party people… they can sit in the front row and score everyone’s walk down the aisle! Winner gets a prize, so it behooves your bridal party to step up their aisle walking game…cause there’s something on the line!
Plus it makes it fun, kicks the energy of what is normally a kind of slumpy walk through, up a notch and makes for good pictures and memories!
Post # 4
The SO of my BM/GM just came with them to the rehearsal – we didn’t have a trolley or any kind of separate transportation – and they just sat and socialized while we did the rehearsal. I think our rehearsal was less than an hour so it wasn’t that long. Then we all went out to eat together.
May I ask why you’re having everyone meet at your parents then providing a trolley if the rehearsal venue is only 10 minutes away? IDK – seems a bit much to me. We just had everyone meet at the rehearsal venue (our church) so that the BM/GM went in one car with their SOs.
Post # 5
I’d let them choose whether they feel like attending the rehearsal or just showing up at 7. Personally, I would just show up at 7.
Post # 6
I would leave it up to the the couples to decide. Some of the SOs of our bridesmaids and groomsmen came to the rehearsal and just waited. Some came straight to the dinner. I would just tell them the timing, give them the available options of going with, waiting at your parents house or coming later, and let them decide.
Post # 7
@Nona99: aw that’s a fun idea! yeah I’d honestly love to have them come, especially since we’re only talking about 5 people. I was just curious what other people did with the significant others during the rehearsal 🙂
Post # 8
@country chic: I talked with some of the BM/GM and they thought the trolley would be a fun idea, even though it isn’t that far 🙂
we just never discussed what their SO would do and I hadn’t thought about it til now
Thanks for the feedback, whatever we decide, I’ll be sure to let the SOs choose whether they’d like to watch the rehearsal or just meet for the dinner