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Casual Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

Megan, on April 8, 2021 at 4:29 PM Posted in Parties and Events 0 12
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Hi all! So my FH and I are having our rehearsal on a Thursday night, and will be having our rehearsal dinner that night as well. We’re planning on making it super casual, because we’re having a very formal wedding and want a more casual evening for our rehearsal. What ideas would y’all have for that?! We’re going to be doing it in the community room of my FH’s building, and have tossed around ideas like Italian catering (Easy go to), or even Chipotle catering! We just want a fun casual evening to hang out with everyone! What would you suggest?! Open to lots fun ideas!

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Latest activity by Chelsea, on April 14, 2021 at 12:38 PM
  • Melody
    Expert April 2021
    Melody ·
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    We haven't fully decided yet, but we're likely doing either pizza or BBQ.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Pizza from your favorite delivery place or Costco and sodas/beer is very common as a rehearsal meal

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  • Monica
    VIP October 2021
    Monica ·
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    We are probably going to buffalo wild wings for ours.
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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    Do you have a favorite restaurant you love that has more casual food? I don't think you can go wrong with catering from a yummy local restaurant.
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  • Lazell
    Savvy September 2022
    Lazell ·
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    I'd say go to a nice restaurant near you that both of you love!
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  • SHY
    Master January 2022
    SHY ·
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    We're also wanting a very chill and laidback rehearsal dinner! We're planning on getting different pizzas! It's a crowd pleaser, easy to eat, and easy to clean up!

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  • S
    Devoted September 2022
    Sarah ·
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    I was thinking of Chipotle catering myself! It seems super easy, inexpensive, and everyone likes it! I also thought about BBQ.

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  • KYLIE
    Super May 2019
    KYLIE ·
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    I think for the feel you're going for, pizza would be a great option—it's easy to eat while standing and encourages mingling and a casual vibe. I'd order from your favorite place and get a variety of boxed red/white wine and craft beers. I'd also order fun plastic/paper ware that coordinated with your wedding colors because I'm extra like that and it would tie the casual event in with your formal wedding.

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  • Kp
    Just Said Yes April 2021
    Kp ·
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    We love Mexican so we are just doing a taco bar. A family friend used to run a Mexican restaurant so he is doing the cooking for us but if he was not available we were totally up for throwing it together ourselves.
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  • Ivory
    Dedicated August 2024
    Ivory ·
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    Pizza's always a crowd pleaser!
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  • Natalie
    August 2021
    Natalie ·
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    We aren't planning anything big, either, just a family&friends dinner, so another vote for the pizza. I've been at my sister's rehearsal dinner and it was the same, her friends played a smartshow 3d video about the bride and the groom and everyone enjoyed pizza and soda/beers. The best option imo

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  • Chelsea
    Expert June 2021
    Chelsea ·
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    I've been to one where we all just ordered pizzas, and I went to another where we met up afterwards at the local mexican restaurant for tacos!

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