Post # 1
When are you guys having your rehearsal for your Saturday wedding? I’m torn between doing it on Thursday so we can have a restful Friday night before the wedding (not that i’ll be able to sleep) or doing it Friday so that out of town guests can join us for dinner afterwards because they’ll likely arrive that morning.
Part of me thinks having the rehearsal & dinner on Friday night will actually be good for my nerves, and actually help me sleep better on Friday night.
If we do it on Thursday then I can pop some xanax on Friday night and ensure a peaceful sleep!
Post # 3
We’re doing it on Friday night because that’s when everyone will be in town. I wouldn’t want people to feel like they needed to come a night earlier, especially those in the wedding party.
Post # 4
@yehyehgirl: Most weddings I have been to have done the rehearsal dinner on a Friday. Its nice for OOT guests and also the bridal party ( who likely will work thursday and take friday off)
Post # 5
We’re doing ours on the Friday before the wedding because we have a lot of out of town guests we’d like to see who would be arriving that day. Our dinner is going to be really casual – simple cookout with burgers and side dishes, so it will hopefully be relaxing 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
Ours is also Friday. Too many people would have to come into town and stay an extra night for it to be Thursday. Much more convenient on Friday. Our rehearsal is at 5pm and the dinner from 6-8pm.
Post # 7
@yehyehgirl: we are thinking about having ours on friday (day before our wedding)….early in the evening…done by 7 or 8 so we can go home and get some sleep….we are wanting to do the rehersal atabout 5 so we can run through it dolastminute decorationson the church and reception hall and then go home and go to bed since we have both venues all daythe day before….
Post # 8
Check with your venue, mine only does rehearsals on wednesday or thursday before the weekend to keep the venue free for events on friday nights. Our wedding is a friday night, our rehearsal is wednesday night. I don’t want any hangovers on Friday! (yes, that is a very real possibility with my gang!)
Post # 9
@yehyehgirl: We weren’t allowed in our venue Friday night so we had the rehearsal saturday morning. We still had our Rehersal Dinner Friday nihgt though.
Post # 10
Thanks for sharing guys! Friday it is! I love doing polls – it’s like I already know what way I should go, but I can’t let go of the one benifit of the other option. I throw the poll up and everyone just cuts the line and I’m able to let go of that one thing and commit to doing what I knew I should be to begin with without looking back!