My future MIL is in the process (kindly) of planning our rehearsal dinner. We told her a couple of restaurants where we would love to have the dinner. We are getting married in a church and having the reception at another location about 30 minutes away. My FH's family is from the midwest where you have an event at the church and the 'party' or celebration, whatever, in there basement area, consisting primarily of 'ham buns' and pot luck. So, she is trying to plan the rehearsal in the church after we have the rehearsal. Ive never known of anyone doing this anywhere but in the midwest. Theres no real kitchen facilities, nice tables, chairs, etc. So everything has to be brough in. I really feel money could be saved by just going to a restaurant. Having anything potluck isnt an option, and this isnt our church!! Am I being too picky?? It feels like dealing with totally different cultures in the same country. HELP!!!!