Okay, I posted this on the pre-wedding parties board but I'm not getting any responses, so I thought I'd ask my trusted April Knotties:
I am trying to decide if I want to have a bridesmaid's tea the day before the wedding, but I can't decide if I would be monopilzing everyone's time. It would have to be the day before because everyone lives around the state and that's the only time we'll all be in the same place.
The tea would be from 2-3:30. Then the rehearsal is schedule for 4pm. The rehearsal dinner (just the bridal party, their significant others and parents) would be after that, probably around 6ish. Then FMIL wants to have all the OOT guests (basically the entire wedding guest list) to her house for drinks and dessert so everyone can meet and mingle.
When I write it all out is seems like a lot to do in one afternoon. I just wanted to do something nice for my bridesmaids and have a chance to relax with the girls. What do you think, is it too much?
By the way, the wedding isn't until 5pm the next day, so there's plenty of time to recover from all this.