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
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.
sure to determine the budget for the rehearsal dinner
and keep to it.
save money, you could plan a barbeque at home, or a
casual buffet dinner at your favourite restaurant.
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.
invitations are generally good etiquette for the rehearsal
dinner and should be prepared by the groom's family.
dinner is held generally on the evening of the church
rehearsal, but nothing is written in stone.
you keep the dinner party small, everyone can sit at
the same table and interact.
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.
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)!.
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 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!