When I got married, most of my friends and family came from out of town, since Mr. Howard and I had only lived in Northern California for a year or so. So, we tried to make it as convenient for our out of town friends as possible and tried to fit everything into a few days. We did our bachelor/bachelorette parties on Thursday, Rehearsal and Dinner Friday, Wedding Saturday, and then they did a family brunch or something Sunday (Mr. Howard and I were on our honeymoon - so I'm not 100%).
My brother was in the same position during his wedding. They had only lived in Northern California for less than a year and all their friends/family were either coming from Texas or San Diego. So they did their bachelor/bachelorette parties on the Thursday before they got married for all their out-of-town friends.
On Thursday, May 29th, the boys started the day early with a golf game in the morning.
Hubby and I got a sitter - actually the same sitter we were having come to watch the kids two nights later for the wedding! So I got the sitter all situated and then headed over to dinner.
And then after dinner, we split up.
The girls left first in the limo and went to a bar in downtown that had a bull, for drinks and bull riding!
I had to work the next morning!