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Devoted September 2019 Ontario

Rehearsal Dinner?

Bianca, on June 2, 2018 at 18:11 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 13
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Do you absolutely have to have a rehearsal dinner? What’s the point of that, exactly?

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Latest activity by Lyla, on June 6, 2018 at 03:05
  • Lyla
    Devoted July 2018 Alberta
    Lyla ·
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    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
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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    It is not mandatory but it does give you and the wedding party a chance to go over things for the next day and for you to spend time with your nearest and dearest before the big day.

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    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.

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  • Megann
    Frequent user September 2018 New Brunswick
    Megann ·
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    We are going this route as well Smiley smile Cheap and filling!
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    We had a welcome dinner for family and wedding party only the day before wedding. Rehearsal dinners have some speeches and a cake made just for thr dinner.

    Personally I find it much since the cake is being served at reception as well as speeches given too.
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    Devoted September 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    The Barbecue sounds like a great sides!
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  • Marcia
    Super August 2018 Manitoba
    Marcia ·
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    No you do! But we decided we will order pizza during the rehearsal as a “rehearsal dinner”.
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  • B
    Devoted September 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Wow! That’s great!
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  • B
    Devoted September 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    That’s very interesting that that’s what it’s called and you do that in your culture!
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  • B
    Devoted September 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    I see, thank you
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  • Lisa
    VIP May 2018 Ontario
    Lisa ·
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    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!
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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
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    No you don’t.

    We’re having a wedding weekend and will have a welcome dinner the night before.

    It will double as a Queh Queh (Guyanese celebration that happens the night before the wedding).
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  • E
    Expert December 2018 Ontario
    Emma ·
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    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.
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