I’m only doing a rehearsal for the ceremony, we’ll likely have a dinner at one of our parents place the night before but nothing involving the wedding exactly. I’m not sure if that’s contradicting, but that’s the plan haha
If you feel like you are well planned and it will go off with only a few inevitable mistakes (it will happen... regardless of whether you have a rehearsal dinner), then I would say that skipping out on it would be not only up to you - but also a little bit of a money saver. I have the venue the night before our wedding day so I will be doing one but only because I am very particular and like to have all my ducks in order.
No you don't have to! My MIL wanted to do a traditional Romanian Dinner so we just had family over at the house. 3 days later we had the rehearsal and had not planned to do dinner. We ended up being hungry and just went to the local Swiss Chalet lol and we all had a great time. Here I was researching for months on where to go and in the end it just worked out on it's own!
We aren’t. But we probably won’t have a rehearsal. It’s a second wedding for both of us and it’s just our kids in the wedding party.
my first wedding though we did. We had a rehearsal the evening before and then went for dinner afterwards. A lot of our wedding party was from out of town so this way they didn’t have to figure out their dinner, and we used it as an opportunity to thank our wedding party and give them their gifts.
It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Can be as simple as backyard bbq.