(Closed) Who plans the rehearsal dinner?

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
10285 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Traditionally speaking the grooms family pays for the rehearsal dinner but if she doesn’t come out and offer to do so, then you really shouldn’t bring it up. If I were you, I would plan the rehearsal dinner as if you were going to be paying for it and let her come to you if she wants to chip in. Since your FIL’s are contributing to the wedding they certainly don’t have to contribute to the rehearsal dinner if they don’t want to.

Post # 4
5282 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

So many things that are “tradition” have changed throughout the years. “Traditionally” the brides family pays for your wedding, so even with your in-laws pitching in, this would be an example of how things are so different now.

I would also, just plan the Rehearsal Dinner with the impression and expectance that you may have to pay for it.

Post # 5
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with PPs – I would just plan the rehearsal dinner as though you’re paying for it.  Perhaps closer to the time she will mention that she’d like to contribute towards it.

Post # 7
3761 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

What if you phrased it like, we know you’re already contributing to the wedding, but the grooms family traditionally plans the Rehearsal dinner and I didn’t know if you wanted to pick out a location? 

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