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Okay sugar bubbs, this is your domain. Yes, the Rehearsal Dinner is the responsibility of the groom and his family. Here are a few pointers on how to go about planning and budgeting for this.

  • Try to make the rehearsal dinner a small intimate affair for close friends and family. If you are having a very small wedding, I would forego this altogether.
  • Be sure to determine the budget for the rehearsal dinner and keep to it.
  • To save money, you could plan a barbeque at home, or a casual buffet dinner at your favourite restaurant.
  • There should be no haggling about who attends the rehearsal dinner. The general list is you, your bride, both sets of parents, wedding party and any other family members who may not be in the wedding party. Beyond that, you are not required to invite anyone else.
  • Small invitations are generally good etiquette for the rehearsal dinner and should be prepared by the groom's family.
  • This dinner is held generally on the evening of the church rehearsal, but nothing is written in stone.
  • If you keep the dinner party small, everyone can sit at the same table and interact.
  • It is generally known that the couple takes this opportunity to toast and thank everyone who has put work into helping them with the wedding preparations and be sure to say a few words to your parents.
  • If you are having the rehearsal dinner at the restaurant, try to pay up front so that no money is being passed around during the dinner or after (just good etiquette)!.

Please be sure to enjoy this. It will be the last time you will probably face all of these lovely people as single individuals. You need to let them know that you appreciate their love and support.

Oh and one more thing, for most of you guys out there, mommy will take care of everything, but we think your bride will love you all the more if you take the ball and run with it! DO IT YOURSELF BUBBA!!! Cause god knows how much she's had to do!

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