Thursday, March 18, 2010


Thanks to my fantastic in-laws to be we now have our Rehearsal Dinner restaurant booked! Kristian's parents will be hosting our Rehearsal Dinner the night before the wedding at The Fish Market in Old Town Alexandria close to the hotel where we'll be staying. The place is much nicer than the name suggests yet still has a pretty relaxed atmosphere which is what I wanted. I didn't want the rehearsal dinner to be fancier than the reception!

K's parents went this week for a tasting and to pick out the menu for that evening. We didn't attend the tasting which is unfortunate since apparently it was awesome and from the sounds of it blew our reception food tasting out of the water! I think they got about $200 worth of food to try.

The restaurant is in a cute area of the city and there is a large room upstairs that will be reserved just for us. Mary Jo (my FMIL) is planning the whole thing and trying to keep much of it a surprise so I'm not really sure what the decorations or anything like that will be. I am perfectly okay with that since I have enough on my plate with the wedding itself. I told her she basically has free reign when it comes to the RD. The less I'm involved the better in my opinion. The only thing I do know is the menu which I'm super excited about!

Hot Hors D'oeuvres:
Rumaki-scallops wrapped in bacon

The Mariner's Dinner- Guests will be able to choose their entree
Crab Soup for starters

Entree Selections: Chesapeake Crab Cakes, Broiled Admiral's Platter, Fried Oyster Platter, Lobster Pasta, Chicken Supreme, and Spiced Shrimp

Dessert: Pop's Homemade Ice Cream

Open Bar-
Draft Beer
White Wine:
Siema Chardonnay, Italy
Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio, Italy
Red Wine:
Falling Star C. Sauvignon, CA
Red Rock Merlot, CA

Kristian and his father LOVE seafood and we had hoped to splurge for a Raw Seafood bar at the wedding however that wasn't in the budget so we decided to get our seafood fix the night before. I just hope I'm not too nervous to eat and enjoy all the great food.


Bicoastal Bride said...

Great restaurant pick and menu! Your dinner will be great!

Anonymous said...

Yum yum yum! How fun! I can't wait to hear more details!

april said...

Awesome! Sounds fantastic.

Salt said...

I am now starving. Congrats on getting the RD all nailed down! Your menu sounds amazing!

Jen said...

That sounds so perfect and delicious! My mouth is watering for some great seafood just reading this! I love that you can trust your FMIL to handle the rehearsal dinner and leave it in her hands. I'm not sure I'll be so lucky. It will get done, but I don't think it will "fit" me and boyfriend's personalities...

bananas. said...

Sounds like the perfect place (despite the name, which i personally like). You'll have a blast!

KLaw said...

Okay, now I'm officially ready for 2nd lunch after reading all of that.

kanishk said...

I can't wait to hear more details!
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Mrs T said...

Sounds awesome! Hope it is nice and relaxing.

Ela said...

That sounds amazing. I love seafood and this sounds heavenly.