(Closed) When is your rehearsal dinner (poll)?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: When was/is your rehearsal and dinner?
    The day before the wedding : (46 votes)
    85 %
    Two days before the wedding : (6 votes)
    11 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    375 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We are doing it the day before simply because we have a lot of out of towners. If I had the choice, I would do it 2 days before – it will probably be a bit more relaxed since you aren’t quite at the “eleventh hour” yet, and no one should forget anything just because there’s another 24 hours in between.

    Post # 4
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I miss voted, ours was two days before. Our venue was booked for the night before so we just had everything Thursday night. Meant that I could spend time with my girls the night before and could go to bed much earlier

    Post # 5
    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I can see the definite benefit of doing it Thurday, but another thing to consider are jobs- I know that all of my BMs and Groomsmen will probably be working their jobs that entire week, including Friday, so a late Thursday night would not be any fun at all for them. That may or may not be an issue for you, just my situation personally. Maybe you could keep the dinner earlier and not let it get too late?

    Post # 6
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I really wanted to do ours 2 days before on a Thursday. But our chapel is a popular ceremony site so every wedding time has a corresponding rehearsal time. And they could only do it on Friday.

    Future Sister-In-Law and Future Brother-In-Law had thiers on a Thursday for the same reasons as you. .They had all day Friday to take care of things and got the rehearsal out of the way. I also wanted to have it Thursday so that no one would be hungover!

    Post # 7
    320 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Swoontobee Mrs.G

    I think you should do whatever makes you most comfortable…

    If you want a break in between, then definitly make that time!!!

    In my opinion, I am really excited for that weekend whirlwind celebration with one thing right after the other..

    To me, the rehersal dinner is the begining of the wedding, and the excitment level peaks there and continues through the next day and night!

    Can you tell I am so excited to get married =)

    But, like i said..do what you want to do..it is your day!

    Post # 8
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Ours is the day before. Our wedding is on a Friday, so I think that would be the best time to do it. 

    Post # 9
    124 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We are doing ours Thursday evening for our Saturday wedding. We do have a couple out of towners, but my reasoning is that I need to decorate the hall friday night, and I don’t want to be up all hours!

    Post # 10
    14657 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Two days before sounds fine.  It just didnt work out for me cause people werent coming into town early enough.

    Post # 11
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We have to do it Thursday for a Saturday wedding, our venue is booked Friday.  For me it’s not ideal because everybody has work Friday and my venue is like 30 min to an hour away for most people.  But oh well.

    Post # 12
    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Ours is the night before… 

    The rehearsal is at 6pm on Friday, the dinner is at 7.  The wedding is at 5pm the next day. We’re having a mini destination wedding (2-3 hours away for most people) and I didn’t want them to have to take Thursday off too and have to spend another night in a hotel. 

    Post # 13
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Ours was the night before, but most of our wedding party was Out of Town so it was really our only option.

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