Hey ladies, I have a question about rehearsal dinner... We aren't having a huge wedding party, just a maid of honor & best man. However, a portion of my family is going to be traveling quite a ways, like 1/2 way across the country to get here. I'm from MN & the wedding is in VA, where I now live. So, while we don't probably NEED a rehearsal, my fiances mom is walking him down aisle & I feel like it will just be good to do a quick practice for everyone. So, then my other dilemma is, my sister is the matron of honor & my little sister is marrying us. So some of my family will be there. I also just feel its rude to have all these people come from so dar away & only spend 5-6 hours with us on the wedding day. And they really won't even get any "quality time" with us that day either. We are having a relatively small wedding, bout 75 guests, but we'll still need to mingle with other guests too on wedding day. The biggest issue is mother in law to be has agreed to py for rehearsal dinner as my understanding was traditionally this is what groom's parents do. However, she is a penny pincher & I've done some looking into cost & I'm afraid we may end up spending some of our $$ too depending on what MIL is comfortable spending! So have a dinner? No dinner? What to do?