What should you wear to a wedding rehearsal dinner as the aunt of the bride?
You should wear something nice but not better than the mother of the bride so a nice dress or skirt.
Is it proper for the father of the groom to bring his girlfriend to the rehearsal dinner and wedding?
As long as the mother of the groom is not there and the groom agrees then there is nothing wrong with the father bringing his girlfriend to the rehearsal dinner and wedding as long as the bride also agrees. It is up to the bride and groom. Most times the bride just wants her parents there so the mother and father should try to get along for their daughter's wedding. Wedding, yes. Rehearsal dinner no… Read More
It should most definitely be the bride and groom with consideration of the groom's parents' expenses. If the bride and groom don't show up, then there is no rehearsel dinner.
A Wedding Rehearsal Dinner can last as long as the bride and groom want it to last. It is generally two to three hours.
The mother of the bride goes to the church rehearsal where the wedding party practices what they should do and say and then there is generally a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner after which all members of the wedding party (including the parents of the bride and groom.) There is no dress rehearsal for most brides or wedding party, but the bride and her brides maids would have to go into the wedding shop where the wedding… Read More
Even if you are paying for the rehearsal dinner for your son's wedding you should at least get your son and his bride a gift and if this is not appropriate for certain cultural weddings and money is the gift then give only what money you can afford.
Guests who attend a rehearsal dinner: bride and groom to be; their parents; sometimes grandparents are asked; maid of honor; bridesmaids; best man; ushers; flower girl or ring barer if there there is a flower girl or ring barer. It is up to the bride and groom to be to decide who extra guests should be there, but keep it low ... the parents are paying for the rehearsal dinner.
* Unless the wedding photographer is a friend of yours then no, he/she is not invited to the wedding rehearsal dinner. It's generally the bride, groom, their parents, bridesmaids, maid of honor (flower girl or ring bearer if you are having either or both.)
Well a wedding rehearsal dinner cost a lot of money. The bride, and groom are expected to pay for the guess. So you don't want to invite everyone expected to show up at the wedding. You just want to invite the people in the wedding party. You want to thank them for being apart of the wedding, and that's mainly what the dinner is for. You can also invite close family member.
Yes, of course--this usually happens at the rehearsal dinner. Additionally, the Father of the Bride also gives a wedding toast.
Depends where the dinner is located and what type of venue it is. Nobody will really care what you are wearing, as the bride and groom will be the hit of the party however we should be kind enough to cater to the venues dress attire requirements.
* The bride/groom to be (of course); their parents; Maid of Honor; Bridesmaids; Best Man; Ushers and sometimes grandparents or someone very special and close to the bride or groom can be asked to the rehearsal dinner. It is acceptable to let all the above bring their spouses or dates, but you can make it clear that is just for those in the wedding party so you can save money.
Etiquette rules for the rehearsal dinner are much more relaxed than that of the wedding. The rehearsal dinner is usually seen as an informal way for the two families to spend some time together before the big day, and an opportunity for the Bride and Groom-to-be to thank those who have helped contribute. Whilst there are no formal seating traditions, it would probably be expected for the Bride and Groom to be sat with both… Read More
The wedding bands- The wedding bands should be paid for by the groom or at least the Bride's wedding band should be. The ring bearer are all the grooms job to pay for. Rehearsal dinner - The groom in most cases, pays for all of the rehearsal dinner. Brides flowers- The groom should pay for his Bride's flowers as a romantic gesture. The honeymoon should be planned together as a couple but traditionally is paid… Read More
It does not matter who pays for the wedding decorations now days. Back in the day it was the parents of the bride who paid for most of the stuff besides the rehearsal dinner that was paid by the grooms family.
* There is the bridal showers; bachelor party for the groom to be and a bachelorette party for the bride to be. There is generally a Wedding Rehearsal a few days before the wedding and a dinner party afterward and the engaged couple are there; both sets of parents (perhaps grandparents or someone special in the family) Maid or Matron of Honor; Bridesmaids (flower girl or ring bearer and their parents if there is a… Read More
If the brides parents have a good excuse for not being able to attend the rehearsal dinner it isn't the end of the world and you can still have the rehearsal dinner. If there was a disagreement and the bride's parents refuse to come it is up to the bride to be to let her parents know that it is going to be one of the happiest days of her life and they are ruining… Read More
A Church Rehearsal is 'a practice' for the bride, groom, parents, bridal party as to what the Minister's or Priest's traditions are for the wedding and what is expected of you as well as where everyone is situated for the day of the wedding and practicing walking down the aisle at a slow pace. Generally after a Church Rehearsal there a Rehearsal dinner at a restaurant for everyone that attended or, there could be a… Read More
The mother of the groom's responsibilities, however, are vitally important and quite varied. The mother of the groom's responsibilities traditionally include initiating contact with the bride's family, providing a guest list for the wedding invitations and making hotel reservations for any out-of-town guests of the groom's family. Also by tradition, the mother of the groom should wait to choose her dress for the wedding until after the mother of the bride has made her selection… Read More
The dinner you have after going for a rehearsal at the church you are being married at is called a 'rehearsal dinner.' The guests would involve the bride and groom to be; the maid of honor; bridesmaids; best man and ushers along with the parents of the bride and groom and any other guests you may like to have at the dinner such as the Minister/Priest (if they have the time and you know them… Read More
Are grooms parents responsible for paying out-of-town guests at rehearsal dinner if they are not part of the wedding party?
The groom's parents are only responsible for paying out of town guests at rehearsal dinner for: Parents of the bride (some parents are divorced and one ex may live out of town or both live out of town, but often the out of town parents of the bride will pay their own way if they can financially afford it); Maid of honor; bridesmaids; flower girl or ring bearer. Any other relatives or friends that are… Read More
Yes, and the Bride's parents as well as the entire Wedding party[ with the possible exception of the flower girls and ring bearer if they are very young].
The groom should buy the engagement and wedding ring for his bride to be and the bride to be should buy the groom's wedding band.
Sure, it's fine... provided you aren't the groom, bride or officiant.
traditionally in America they pay for everything except for the rehearsal dinner which is paid for by the parents of the groom
* Your Maid of Honor (single woman) or Matron of Honor (married woman) and your Bridesmaids should all be in verbal contact as the wedding party consisting of the Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids, (if there is a Flower Girl or Ring Bearer) is enhancing the bride by leading the precession down the church aisle so it's better to be in contact with your Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids at least once or twice a week… Read More
you should toast, how you feel about your bride/groom, how your relationship would be like (don't forget about best man's speach).
* The bride can wear anything she likes, but etiquette should be followed and she can wear a dress or skirt and blouse.
just wear a nice simple dress or if bride-and-groom-to-be don't mind, you can wear jeans and a nice top, anything that's not trackies =)
Is wearing a white dinner jacket to a wedding offensive to the bride in the same way wearing a white dress would be?
Yes, I would say so. No one should be wearing white except bride.
No it is not mandatory. Some parents (could be the bride to be's parents) may have the groom, bride, their parents and the wedding party out for dinner in the evening a few days before the wedding, but this is not mandatory either.
Anyone can be invited to the rehearsal dinner. The correct social form use to be just the parents of bride, groom, the bridesmaids, maid of honor, ushers, but now it quite acceptable to have friends at the rehearsal dinner. If you are trying to save money it is a nice gesture to invite the Godparents as 'extras' and leave friends who are not in the wedding party or aunts, uncles out. Just in case you… Read More
As much as possible. The wedding planner has to no the bride. Otherwise the wedding wont be the bride's and groom's dream wedding, it would be the wedding planner.
There are no hard and fast rules for wedding gifts from a bridesmaid. The bridesmaid should simply get the bride a gift which is personal and appropriate.
The first question should be the budget of wedding
It's possible, but I think the bride and groom should split the total cost for BOTH wedding rings.
The Maid of Honor should wear something different than the Bride in ANY wedding (trust me!)
It depends on what the bride wants.A lot of brides put there brothers in there wedding party as groomsmen. there is nothing wrong with that. You should check with your groom, or bride first.
The slicing of cake in a wedding typically occurs after the ceremony if there isn't food and after the dinner if there is food. Sometimes the bride and groom smash the wedding cake in each other's faces.
The mother of the bride is suppose to proudly represent her daughter on her special wedding day. It should never be a problem for the mother of the bride to buy a dress suited for the wedding. Some wedding shops or rental wedding shops will rent out dresses for the mother of the bride which would cost less.
Anything she wants to.
White. It is reserved for the bride.
There are many things that can be written in a wedding card from parents of the bride. The letter should include well wishes for the marriage.
White is typically assumed to be the color a bride will wear to her wedding. Female guests should not wear white to a wedding unless otherwise requested by the bride and groom. All other colors are acceptable.
the man should
There is no cheap time to have a wedding and it's entirely up to the bride and her parents or the bride herself should she be paying for the wedding. It is what you plan for the wedding (either on the lowest end of the spectrum cost wise or the mid-range.)
If your wedding is on a weekend then 6 PM is a good time for a June wedding. If your wedding happens to be on a week day (some are) then 6:30 PM is a better time so your guests can get home from work and have time to get ready for the wedding. Be sure finger foods are immediately served to guests at the reception as the guests will be hungry. With such a… Read More
The grooms parents don't have to be responsible for anything if their son is getting married a second time unless they so choose. If they have then they would be responsible for the same things they paid for during the first wedding such as: The Groom pays for the Bride's rings; the honeymoon; wedding gift for the bride; the marriage license; groom's men gifts; accommodations for out-of-town groom's men; flowers for the Bride; the going-away… Read More
Bride Groom is the usual way I believe. The wedding is more about the bride so she is first.
A bridesmaid is not required to give the Bride anything on her wedding day with the exception of a wedding gift to: Mr. & Mrs. _____________at the reception. It's the Bride that should be giving her Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids a gift and usually it's jewelry.
At the rehearsal dinner, the host should get the party started with a welcome toast before the 1st course is served. The rest of the toasts should occur after dessert to avoid interfering with the waitstaff. If it is a buffet and more casual, the host may do a welcome toast after guests have served themselves and follow with a toast to the bride and the groom. After the host, the father of the bride… Read More