Q: Who traditionally pays for the rehearsal dinner? And if I’m paying for my son and future daughter-in-law’s rehearsal dinner, who decides where it’s held?
A: Generally, the groom's parents host the rehearsal dinner. And it goes without saying that if you’re picking up the tab, you decide the venue. Naturally, you want to have the dinner at a place that pleases your son and his fiancé, but if their choice is out of your price range, they may want to chip in to cover the cost. If it’s some other issue (location, ambience), share your opinion with the couple to see if there may be a different option that makes everyone happy.