Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

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  1. Princess Weddings profile image63
    Princess Weddingsposted 12 years ago

    Who should pay, or who is paying for your wedding rehearsal dinner?

    1. profile image0
      Marzimeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The Rehearsal Dinner is paid by the couple. This is when they thank their bridal party and parents. They also provide them with gifts for helping them during the wedding process.

  2. Megavitamin profile image71
    Megavitaminposted 12 years ago

    Typically/proper etiquette dictates that the groom's family pay for the rehearsal dinner.

  3. joaniemb profile image61
    joaniembposted 12 years ago

    It is up to the grooms family to pay for the rehearsal dinner. With the cost of weddings today, sometimes both the bride and grooms parents will split the cost of everything. Depends on the circumstances.

  4. alternate poet profile image67
    alternate poetposted 12 years ago

    The whole idea of rehearsing the wedding dinner means that the wedding itself has taken back seat to the photographer and how the event looks - rather than the idea of two people coming together.

    The last couple of weddings I attended were fluffy pink matched stationary and bridal gown nightmares.

    The less rehearsal the better.

  5. profile image52
    Bleach1posted 12 years ago

    Both bride and groom.

  6. The Best Man profile image61
    The Best Manposted 12 years ago

    While tradition dictates that the Groom's father / family pay for it, it is common nowadays to split the cost of the rehearsal dinner, particularly if the costs of the wedding day are being shared.  This can vary of course depending on circumstances.

  7. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 12 years ago  I'll pop for it...the separation agreement usually states 'hubby' pays for the divorce I might as well pay for the wedding rehearsal only seems fair.....

  8. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 12 years ago

    We didn't have one.

    The week before the wedding we met with the celebrant at the park where we were to marry, decided which tree which person would walk past and what order then smiled, nodded and agree to see each other on the day...


  9. alternate poet profile image67
    alternate poetposted 12 years ago

    In China we are expecting a village wedding - I hope there is no rehearsal as the celebrations and meals go on for three days sometimes !

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 12 years agoin reply to this long are the divorce parties?.........they must be longer!  just kidding!

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        ...and best wishes to you AP!

      2. alternate poet profile image67
        alternate poetposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I calculate that I will not live long enough to get as far as divorce, and as Sukie is not only the most beautiful girl in China but also bright, charming and humorous, why would I want to ?

  10. invita profile image58
    invitaposted 12 years ago

    Traditionally it is the groom's family. However nowadays, people don't always cling to tradition for the tradition's sake.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      this is true. I currently am planning one and paying for it.
      since we have a lot of out of town/state guests, it's the bridal party plus out of town guests. we decided instead of a traditional sit down dinner with 70ish people yikes:, it's more of a celebration with heavy hor d'ourvres (enough to feel like a meal), tropical fruit and both a Greek dessert and a chocolate fountain and a bar. we're calling it The Wedding's Eve. it's not cheap, but I feel it's worth it.

      has anyone ever had a chocolate fountain before at their event? 

      it's really become the beginning of the wedding weekend festivities. all I can say, is I'm glad I have sons.. weddings are so expensive. [but I'm soon to have the most amazing daughter-in-law] smile


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