Hello fellow brides!
My fiancé and I are having some trouble with having some form of rehearsal for our wedding, mainly the "dinner" part. We know we want to have a rehearsal at our venue with our wedding party and parents as we just want to be sure that everyone knows the timeline, where they're supposed to stand, who they're walking with, etc., but the issue is the location of our venue. For all wedding party members, our venue is a far drive and kind of out of the way for just a 20-30 minute run through. We contemplated having a dinner at the venue afterwards, but ran into the issue of who pays for it - are we, as the bride and the groom, expected to pay everyone's way, or should they be expected to pay for their own meals, as we would be extending the invite to significant others as well? And because of the venue issue, we ruled out hosting a dinner afterwards as for most of our wedding party, it's just out of the way. The cherry on top is that we'd have to plan for the rehearsal at the venue during the week for it is now primetime wedding season, and weekends would not be available.
We want to know what everyone else has done in the past, or is currently doing/planning for their own rehearsals, just to make it work for everyone.
All the advice is welcome!