(Closed) Who pays for the rehearsal dinner and where did you go?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think traditionally the groom’s parents are supposed to pay for the rehearsal. But I’m sure that’s changed!

We’re just doing ours at his parent’s house – they have a great backyard and we’re going to do a ‘upscale BBQ’..whatever that means! I just want a laid back night to enjoy before the big day!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Today, really anyone can pay, but traditionally it was the groom’s parents.

My mother-in-law took care of it- we went to a nice restaurant with the wedding party and out of town guests- about 25 people total.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It is traditionally called a “Grooms Dinner” for the rehersal dinner and traditionally the Groom’s family pays for it.  In our case that is how it is working out.

 

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

My Mother-In-Law threw it at her house.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@napabridekelsey: That seems like a good idea I dont know if my SO’s mom would be able to afford the rehearsal dinner so if she cant then we will do something like that.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My husband and I hosted ours.  We had it in the private room/wine cellar of a restaurant. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@.twist.: yay! I’m happy I’m not the only one 🙂

 @Anxiouspeanut: yeah, we thought about doing a restaurant, but it was just going to be wayyy too expensive, and I just want to be able to do something relaxed the night before the wedding.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We are going to pay for ours. But then again we are basically footing the whole bill for our entire wedding. So that sums it up, LOL. But we are doing it really laid back. If we could we would love a BBQ but Nov won’t allow for that. So we are doing it and this really cool Chicago style pizza place with salad and drinks and beer, etc. So laid back.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

traditionally in our family the groom’s parents pay for that and the flowers

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The other bees are right in that the Groom’s family traditionally pays. My Future Father-In-Law and Future Mother-In-Law wanted to stick with tradition and offered to pay for it and plan everything for it. I was more than thrilled that they wanted to!

ETA: ours will be at a Seafood restaurant, Ivar’s Salmon House.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

FI’s parents are paying for our Rehearsal Dinner. Traditionally it’s the grooms parents who pay since the bride’s parents are “supposed to” pay for the actual wedding.

We’re having our Rehearsal Dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant. We wanted something casual since we’re jeans and t-shirt kinda people. Getting all decked out the following day is enough fancy for our taste. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My Future Mother-In-Law and Future Father-In-Law are paying, per tradition. We are renting the private room of a nice Italian restaurant that’s a few blocks from the church (where the rehearsal will take place). It’s going to be immediate family (which is big because both of our parents are divorced and remarried and we have step/half siblings), bridal party, and bridal party’s spouses, so about 35 people.

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