Melinda
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Honest Opinions: Is this tacky?

Melinda, on July 15, 2021 at 2:15 PM Posted in Parties and Events 0 18
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FH and I are paying for the entire wedding ourselves, which we planned on when planning a large scale event. I took a second job to help with the expenses as a weekend bartender.

One of my friends does barbecue catering as a side hustle and her food is phenomenal! As a gift to us she agreed to cater our rehearsal dinner for 40 people. We are extremely grateful for this!

We originally planned on having it in our backyard and renting tables and chairs. However the bar I worked at has offered for me to have it there for pretty much free. ( I was going to throw a few hundred dollars on the bar for guests drinks and tip the bartender heavily.) I'm just wondering if this would be considered to be extremely tacky?

To me it seems easier- they already have the tables in chairs both inside as well as a nice patio. I also will not have to do all the clean up at my house the night before my wedding. Any feedback would be appreciated!

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Latest activity by Melissa, on July 20, 2021 at 10:59 AM
  • JM Sunshine
    JM Sunshine ·
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    It is not tacky at all! Many people have pizza in the park for their rehearsal dinner and nowadays a lot of people don't even do them at all. Your friend is very generous and you're so fortunate to have access to a facility. Go for it!
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  • Samantha
    Rockstar October 2022
    Samantha ·
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    I would do it!
    We plan on having bbq at our rehearsal dinner, and I need to find a venue too.
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  • Clarissa
    Rockstar October 2021
    Clarissa ·
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    I would do save some money and enjoy yourself. I wanted bbq but the place I wanted wasn’t available for that day.
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  • Melinda
    Dedicated March 2022
    Melinda ·
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    Thank you guys so much! My FH pretty much said "they can't complain about free food!"

    Seeing your responses made me feel better!

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  • Lauren
    Expert July 2021
    Lauren ·
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    This sounds pretty perfect to me! Go for it
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  • Jessi
    Expert October 2022
    Jessi ·
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    Doesn't sound tacky at all! Our current plan is to just have pizza or something else delivered to the venue after we have rehearsal and anyone who would like to hang out and keep decorating after can.

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  • Sara
    Dedicated September 2021
    Sara ·
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    Not tacky at all and really generous of both to offer their service/space! Seems like a steal to me and one I'd definitely take advantage of! Smiley smile

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  • Ashlee
    Expert September 2022
    Ashlee ·
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    Not tacky at all. Both generous offers, and since you're already funding your wedding, take advantage of the generosity!

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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    Its definitely not tacky, save money and have it at your job!

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  • Nisha
    Devoted May 2022
    Nisha ·
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    This sounds like a perfect party. Have it at the bar!

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  • CountryBride
    Super April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    Thats not tacky at all go for it

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  • Taylor
    Dedicated October 2021
    Taylor ·
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    Not tacky at all! This seems SO fun!
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  • Melinda
    Dedicated March 2022
    Melinda ·
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    Thank you so much everyone! We are going to book it!

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    What part are you wondering is inappropriate? You’re feeding everyone, correct? You are fine. Many rehearsal dinners are basic pizza and beer and folks are thrilled with that. A fancy dress up rehearsal dinner at $50-100+ pp is a Pinterest trend. BBQ sounds delicious and filling. Make sure you have something available for any vegans.

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  • Tory
    Devoted May 2022
    Tory ·
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    I don’t think it’s tacky at all! It’s fiscally responsible and I personally love the idea of less-formal and more laid back rehearsal dinners
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  • Gabbysitaxo
    Dedicated October 2021
    Gabbysitaxo ·
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    Girllll that is not tacky!!

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  • Jacks
    Master September 2019
    Jacks ·
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    Nope you're all good! Enjoy your party

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  • Melissa
    Dedicated October 2021
    Melissa ·
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    Doesn't seem tacky at all...seems smart to me.
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