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September 07, 2009

Rehearsal Dinner Venues

So with about six months away, we need to start figuring out details for our rehearsal dinner. My future in-laws have already graciously offered to take care of the rehearsal dinner, but FH and I would definitely like to keep costs down (Of course). A few things we explored (and i did get assistance on via Twitter from the Broke Ass Bride) was meals on wheels type catering.

In N Out Truck
 
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Pros: It's Stinking in n out
Cons: Truck does not have fries or shakes... fries being the biggest con.


Kogi Truck
 
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Pros: It's Korean Mexican, what could be better
Cons: Not sure if everyone will like it.


Tu Tacos
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Pros: Delicious, and has bacon wrapped hot dogs
Cons: Not sure if everyone will like it.

The biggest hurdle to doing the meals on wheels idea is that we have to find a venue that would allow this catering. The best thing i could think of was a park... maybe even the beach. How fun!!! Casual, fun, and good food. Oh... Wait... March... hmmm, that means the sun goes down at like 5:30 pm... hmmm... Maybe we can do a late lunch instead and have rehearsal before lunch? This seems to work like a great idea...

Well, we passed the idea by the in-laws, and they preferred that b/c dinner would end up including more people who fly in during the afternoon. It's important to us to be able to include all of our guests who are flying from across the country for this event... so dinner is a necessity. The In-laws also said, they would want to make sure its a no hassle deal for us since we are hosting... so back to dinner.

Luckily, my 100th search yesterday led me to this:


Brio Tuscany Grille: TWO blocks from the St. Regis Hotel (AWESOME!), meals are reasonably priced and they customize menus for each specific event. And it seems Friday night has dancing from 9pm-1:30am... Um, yea... TOTAL FUN! I've emailed them, so i will keep you posted!

13 comments:

  1. I thought the rehearsal dinner was for the bridal party and immediate family only - not the entire wedding guest list.

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  2. Mason Jar Bride's fiance has a blog too and I was just reading about their Kogi experience!!
    http://aucoti.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/hunter-gatherer-part-ii-%E2%80%93-kogi/

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  3. Rehearsal dinner usually always includes immediate family and bridal party (and bridal party's guests if they are given one). Many people also invite out of town guests to this event, but it is not a requirement. My future in-laws have made it clear they want to include out of town guests as a way to say thank you for flying out. Although it is about 100 people, it is not our entire guest list.

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  4. we're using the kogi truck to cater our actual wedding! i think it will give our guests a perfect little taste of LA - korean AND mexican food. it's seriously delicious.

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  5. I love the meals-on-wheels type of set up but we don't have anything like that around here. I think it sounds like a great idea and the Bacon Wrapped Hot dogs made my mouth water :)
    Oh and you can invite anyone you see fit to your rehearsal dinner, to each its own, I will have a big rehearsal dinner as well. My immediate family is big, I think it will be about 40 people. Our guest list is about 100.

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  6. Hello. Agree. It's freakin' In-n-Out!

    Why don't they have fries? weird.

    I'm still voting for the burgers, man. You cannot go wrong with it!
    :)

    What I love most is that when I was in CA, I used to be a hard core vegetarian. They will do their grilled onions on a bun for those not into beef. :)

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  7. Oh, your inlaws want to do the brunch after the wedding type of thank you for out of town guests. Nice touch. Generous of them to foot the 100 guests r-dinner bill.

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  8. I'm a great fan of In and Out. A great idea for folks like me who love fast food . . . As for Anonymous's comment, I've been to rehersal dinners with tons of guests taking over a resturant. I can be the groom's family's way of contributing.

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  9. AmyJean ~ Thanks for sharing further. I understand the reasoning behind including a larger party of dinner guests. Hm. Great idea, actually. :o)

    I'm a big In-n-Out fan. yum.

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  10. Oh no you didn't just put up a picture of In N Out??!! I thought we were friends.

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  11. No fries? Really? Damn. Tu Tacos is definitely tickling taste buds. Yummy.

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  12. You had me at bacon wrapped hot dog. LOL.

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