Timing of MOG Arrival in Town for Son's weekend Wedding?

by Deb
(Clinton, NJ)

My son & future daughter-in-law are flying into her hometown of Boston for a fall weekend wedding. It's on Sunday, and we're hosting rehearsal dinner early Saturday evening right after the rehearsal. Question is: what is the appropriate day to arrive? We're driving 5 1/2 hrs up to Boston ( baring no traffic or major accidents). The hotel & parking is very steep plus we have multiple rooms for family members - one who is in the wedding party. Groom won't get in until midnight. We understand nothing is planned (get together/meal/brunch) by bride's family. Is it foolish to chance driving up on Saturday, as long as we leave super early, check in, change clothes and show up for church rehearsal? Or, pay the extra $1000 for one extra night and twiddle our collective thumbs - but know we've arrived in town?

Is the a guiding rule or etiquette for when mother or parents of groom should arrive, or do leading up to the dress rehearsal?

Help much appreciated. -- somewhat lost Mom

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by: Ms P Etiquette

Hello Deb,

If the bride's family is not hosting any activity before the rehearsal, then there is no rule making early check in mandatory! if you can get to Boston 3 hours ahead of the church gathering, I say save the money as long as your son feels comfortable with your arrival the day of the rehearsal and dinner.

Congratulations to the groom and best wishes to the bride!

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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