A wedding does’t just mark the union of a man and a woman; it binds their respective families to one another as well. Often, the first significant meeting of these two families occurs during the rehearsal dinner that takes place on the eve of the wedding.
It may seem like an afterthought in light of the other preparations for the evening, but providing appropriate seating can go a long way in helping to ensure the success of this momentous occasion.
Comfort and Ease
Some rehearsal dinners are elaborate and formal sit-down affairs with a five-course meal; others are more casual, where guests help themselves to tapas and cocktails as they mingle about the room.
Whichever route you take, make sure your guests are comfortably ensconced for the entire event or have access to relaxing chairs should they wish to take a break from working the room. Comfort and ease engender lively conversation, something that you definitely want to encourage for the evening.
Since it is an evening that everyone will want to remember, there will likely be a lot of pictures taken throughout the evening. Therefore, make sure the chairs you choose are not only comfortable, but also stylish since they’ll be in the images capturing this special night.
Variety Is the Spice of the Evening
If there are several parts to the dinner (welcome cocktails, dining, coffee and dessert, dancing), have a variety of seating options. Your guests can have their coffee while seated on sofas or armchairs for example, while other can enjoy a pint of beer or a glass of wine on a bar stool.
As experienced Atlanta event rental specialists, we can help you get the seating for your rehearsal dinner “just right,” which, as a certain golden-haired little girl in a famous fairy tale found out, is not always so easy to do. We can also help you with tables, tents, linen, china and other party rentals in Atlanta or Birmingham. Call us; we’ll be glad to help you host a successful and unforgettable party in any way we can.