Your rehearsal dinner is essentially the start of your wedding event. Whether formal or casual, you still need a plan, and unless you’re going to a restaurant, you’ll need supplies, so ask yourself these questions.
Where Will Everyone Eat?
Whether it’s a formal sit-down dinner or grilled burgers in the backyard, people need a place to eat. If your rehearsal dinner is at a private home, it can be difficult to find enough seating, so renting tables and chairs is an easy solution. Many of your guests will be tired after the rehearsal, so make sure they have a place to eat and relax. For an outdoor dinner, consider renting picnic tables or outdoor lounge seating.
What Will They Eat With?
Odds are, you don’t have enough plates and forks, so you might be tempted to use paper and plastic, but it’s just as easy to rent everything. While you don’t have to go as formal as your wedding, you’ll want to have coordinating plates and flatware. Renting them just gives you one less thing to worry about.
What Will They Toast With?
Using glassware over plastic cups is always a plus. While you can provide a variety of glassware for different drinks, like pilsners, wine and cocktail glasses, you don’t necessarily have to. A basic water goblet can be used for beer, wine and cocktails. For a fun look, use mason jars and decorate the rims with different colored ribbons or raffia so people can easily identify which glass is theirs.
How Should It Look?
Choosing a theme is a great way to kick off the wedding festivities in a fun and interactive way. A western hoe-down, wine tasting or decorating for a favorite team is a great way to get people interacting. Having the groom choose the theme will give him a chance to show off his interests and be involved in the planning. Whether elegant or fun, you’ll still need colorful linens to highlight themed centerpieces.
What About the Details?
A table set up ahead of time with coffee urns, water pitchers or pre-mixed drinks will be appreciated by early arriving guests.Chafing dishes will keep food warm for late arriving guests. Even having enough trashcans will make your party worry-free. Renting these items from Event Rentals Unlimited will make your rehearsal dinner a place where you and your guests can focus on having fun.
Image Source: Pixabay