(Closed) What is the reason behind the rehearsal dinner?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I think it’s a way to say thank you to your wedding party (and parents in most cases) for their help and support.

Post # 4
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it’s traditionally to thank everyone. It gives you the opportunity to thank bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents etc. Since the next couple days will be a whirlwind!

Post # 5
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

To thank the bridal party for all their help and give them any last bits of info

Post # 6
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Traditionally (and historically) it was the first time the bride and groom’s family ever met!  It was a time for them to get aquainted.  Nowadays, most to-be in-laws have met, so it’s more a time to relax, say thank you, hand out presents and enjoy some time with your bridal party and family.

Post # 9
9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Also, don’t forget the value of actually rehearsing. It may seem that you don’t need to practice walking down the aisle and going through the service, but for most couples. You do need to practice. I worked as a wedding coordinator for my church and in all the weddings I did I never once had a rehearsal go perfect on the first try. But that’s okay. That’s why we have rehearsals.

Post # 11
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with PP, we looked at the rehearsal dinner as a time to thank our bridal party and get to spend time with them before the craziness of the wedding. 

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