Kylee
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Rehearsal Dinner or Luncheon?

Kylee, on November 18, 2021 at 6:13 PM Posted in Parties and Events 0 6
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Hi! I need help deciding what to do for our rehearsal. The Friday before our wedding we’re doing our rehearsal as well as a welcome event at the hotel (it’s a destination wedding). We can either do a lunch or a dinner for the rehearsal meal and I honestly am stumped on what to do. We also will be doing our bachelor/ette parties the night before because it’s the only time all of the bridesmaids and groomsmen can be together to do them. So if we did a lunch or schedule would be
•12:00 Rehearsal
•1:00-3:00 Lunch •3:00-6:00 Welcome event (it’s in the same location as the rehearsal meal) •7:00-10:00 Bach night The cost for the lunch is $1,000 If we did the dinner the schedule would be •4:00 Rehearsal •5:00-7:00 Dinner •7:00-9:00 Welcome eventTotal cost is $1,400I’ve never heard of anyone doing a lunch so it makes me somewhat apprehensive and we can’t put back Bach activities because we’d be going to a show that starts a 8:00pm and we don’t want to be out too late

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Latest activity by Mcskipper, on November 19, 2021 at 12:39 PM
  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    It seems like the lunch works best with your timeline if you want to do the show as well. I think dinners are more common just because, if the wedding is on a Saturday, the rehearsal is a Friday and dinner is easier to accommodate people's work schedules. I would do the lunch since it makes the most sense.
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  • Fiona
    Expert May 2024
    Fiona ·
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    It seems like lunch works better for your timeline and wanting to get to your evening party so I say do lunch Smiley smile It will still be time together and it will still be after your rehearsal Smiley smile. Do what suits you the best Smiley smile

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  • Gabby R
    Just Said Yes September 2022
    Gabby R ·
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    It sounds like if you did dinner, then you would have to miss most of your Welcome Event. People are coming to see you, so I would do lunch so that you can attend all of the events and your bach party/show! But, go with your gut!

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  • Samantha
    Devoted August 2022
    Samantha ·
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    I think a lunch would be great! We're personally doing a dinner because most of our guests won't land until the afternoon BUT if I were a bridesmaid in a destination wedding I think a lunch would be super fun!

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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    Lunches are less common as they’re usually on a weekday so people are generally at work during the daytime. So, if everyone is already there already, absolutely no reason not to do a lunch! The only reason I wouldn’t is if some of the people involved weren’t able to be in town that early
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper ·
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    Although if you do the luncheon, make sure you are able to eat dinner!
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