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Okay to not do rehearsal dinner?

So we aren't doing a rehearsal the day before since the officiant said it wasn't really necessary, and it was going to cost us an extra chunk of cash.  Therefore, a rehearsal dinner seems a little silly.  But my question is should we host some sort of dinner for our wedding party the night before anyway?

Re: Okay to not do rehearsal dinner?

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    If you're not having a rehearsal, then of course having a rehearsal dinner is ridiculous. That in no way means you still can't host a dinner the night before. If you want to host a dinner for the bridal party, then def do it. If you don't, then don't.
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    If you aren't having a rehearsal it isn't necessary. In fact, I think it's best to just get a good night's sleep the night before. It's nice to hold a bridal luncheon or something to that effect, but it isn't imperative. As long as you are giving your bridal party gifts, you're good. :)
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    gpeeplesgpeeples member
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    edited March 2013
    Thanks for the advice!  I was concerned that it might seem rude to not host some sort of dinner.  I haven't made a decision on it yet, but it takes some pressure off me knowing I don't have to host a dinner the night before.
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    You're in the clear!

    A RD is a thankyou to your WP for coming to your rehearsal. If you don't have a rehearsal then you are under no etiquette obligation to hold a dinner.

    Good luck!
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    Because you aren't doing a rehearsal, dinner isn't necessary. Yay! If you want, why don't you invite BP to MEET you out at a local chain for dinner/drinks? This way you don't have to host anything and you can still see them if you'd like.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_okay-to-not-do-rehearsal-dinner?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:9Discussion:1c02451d-3982-4939-900b-1e4614424563Post:5c50812f-a135-4b3d-917d-3685bf62b688">Re: Okay to not do rehearsal dinner?</a>:
    [QUOTE]Because you aren't doing a rehearsal, dinner isn't necessary. Yay! If you want, why don't you invite BP to MEET you out at a local chain for dinner/drinks? This way you don't have to host anything and you can still see them if you'd like.
    Posted by sydaries[/QUOTE]

    The bar idea ia good one. Also, usually the BM and GM gifts are given out then, so you can always give them out that night as well.
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