I'm not very experienced in the in and outs of rehearsal dinners.
Our venue is about an hour and half away from us, its beautiful, but we're not planning on having our rehearsal there.
That being said:
1) I know rehearsal dinners usually take place the night before. We don't want that stress. Would it be inappropriate to have it the weekend before possibly? This might not work because a couple people are from out of town.
2) Has anyone ever heard of or been to a rehearsal that takes place wherever we are having dinner at?
I'm thinking of renting a party room at a restaurant to rehearse and have dinner at. Any advice or ideas on this? Is it tacky? At this point, we are really looking for simple and casual. What could get more casual than this? Thanks in advance.