Okay... my poor mother is going insane. My brother is getting married in october. Let the drama begin! I was under the impression that the grooms parents (my parents) were supposed to pay for the rehearsal dinner. I know this is "tradition"... and my mom knows it as well, which is why she was prepared to plan and pay for it. Now my brother's fiance is basically calling the shots... and well, my mom isn't having it. My brother's fiance wants to invite 70 people to the rehearsal dinner. Now... lets be honest, the out of town guests (true out of town guests, like, they had to drive far distance or take a plane) yes, maybe they can be invited. But people that AREN'T in the wedding party that are driving like 45 mins? First of all, the guestlist is way too huge IMO... second of all, why does the bride think that she gets to pick wherever it will be and book the place... isn't that my Mom's decision and responsibility.. considering she is the one paying... I dunno. I've never been married... or planned a wedding... my mom is completely floored... Can someone shed some damn light on me?!