Rehearsal dinner/Cocktail party
Some of you may recall a thread several months ago where we were having a problem deciding how, or if, to entertain the out of town guests the evening before the wedding. The wedding is in Savannah and about 40 guests will be from out of town.
It's been decided that the rehearsal dinner will include the parents, the bridal couple, bridal party and grandparents.
The evening before the wedding (night of rehearsal dinner) we will have a cocktail party w/ substantial pickings for all out of town guests in town that evening + those attending the rehearsal dinner.
Here's the question...
Should the rehearsal dinner (6:00 PM) preceed the cocktail party that would begin at 8:00 PM? This would leave us with 2 outcomes.... 1)that the cocktail party guests that have not attended the dinner would have enough to eat with the cocktail offerings and not have need of an actual dinner or 2)if they are not quite satiated that they still have the ability to go out to dinner after the cocktail event even though it's around 9:30 PM.
Should the cocktail party be 6:00 - 7:30, so those guests could either make arrangements for an 8:00 dinner elsewhere or choose to go sight-seeing or walking in historic Savannah
after the cocktail party? And then the rehearsal dinner would be held from 8:00 - 9:30.