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whats the point in a rehearsal dinner before the wedding?

my wedding we kept it simple and relaxing, so i dont get it. why di we have to go to a rehearsal dinner tonight for the wedding that is tomorow?

 
cassie_m

Asked by cassie_m at 8:45 PM on Sep. 3, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • The dinner is tradition. The rehearsal is to go over exactly how everything will go tomorrow - where to stand, what order to walk in, etc.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 8:48 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • It's a way of saying thank you to all of the people for being in your wedding and showing up for the rehearsal dinner. It's optional.
    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 8:49 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • A practice run. And all celebration include food. yum yum
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 8:49 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • socializing mainly, and to show some of the more oblivious ppl what to do. Oh, and a lot of ppl use it as an opportunity to give the groomsmen/bridesmaids their gifts.
    sarah427

    Answer by sarah427 at 9:07 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • You mean the point of the DINNER rather than the rehearsal itself, which is intended to make the wedding itself go smoother?

    The dinner is a chance to socialize that's all.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 8:47 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • it doesn't have a point.... that's why i didn't have one lmao
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:47 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • I don't know maybe to rehurs eating LMBO.....I have no idea we didn't have a rehurssel dinner
    mommy5409

    Answer by mommy5409 at 8:48 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • We didn't have a rehearsal or a rehearsal dinner. It's just not in our tradition. There is a quick rundown of how things are going to proceed shortly before the ceremony. We threw ourselves a last hurrah barbeque the night before the wedding. It was a blast.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 8:54 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • we had a rehersal dinner because most of our family was from out of state so it was another chance to see and socialize with everyone.
    terpmama

    Answer by terpmama at 9:05 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

  • For us it was the only chance to get everyone at the venue to practice before the wedding since his half of the family was flying in from the East coast. We did a quick run through then we just went to a sea food place to eat. I guess the point of the dinner is to get together as one big new family before the event.
    Orionsgirl

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 9:21 PM on Sep. 3, 2010

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