Our wedding is going to be super non-traditional. We're not doing a lot of the things many people might expect to see at a wedding. It's going to be very relaxed - and for some it might even be considered too relaxed. But fancy and detailed - and stressful! - is not our style, so why should we plan a wedding that is all of those things?
I'm reading a wedding book right now (Your Wedding Your Way) and it has some fantastic pointers for planning a non-traditional wedding (and how to deal with friends/family who are shocked that you're going in the direction you've chosen) - but when it comes to the rehearsal dinner, the book seems to have two choices: have a big one or don't - NOT having one at all isn't even mentioned.
So here's my question: would it be a MAJOR faux pas to skip that tradition altogether? Big groups of people stress me out - our wedding is of course going to be a big group of people, but it's ONE event... and I know some people have "events" all weekend for their wedding, which is something I would never be able to handle. The book goes on and on about how sometimes parents throw the rehearsal dinner and sometimes you can... but I don't want to do either!