You order flowers, try on dresses and tuxedos, taste an infinite amount of desserts, explore venue options—your checklist for that one day can seem endless. You might even forget that there is a whole different event to plan: your wedding rehearsal.
Planning a wedding is time consuming and expensive. According to a 2015 study from The Knot, the average American wedding will run you more than $32,000 . If that number made your jaw drop, you might want to start thinking about ways you can save.
Your wedding rehearsal is about spending time with your closest friends and family; they'll be happy to have the chance to see you before your big day. There's no need for it to be just as extravagant as your wedding. Here are some alternatives to a traditional rehearsal dinner.
The purpose of a rehearsal is for you to see the people who matter most to you and for your guests to get to know each other a little better. The whole point of a wedding is to celebrate marrying the person you love, not about spending every penny you have. Want to extend your budgeting to your main day? Check out these tips to keep you from breaking the bank.
 The National Average Cost of a Wedding Is $32,641, The Knot