Planning your wedding rehearsal dinner can seem a bit overwhelming with all the details that have to be taken care of as our wedding approaches. The key to a successful gathering is simplicity. You can take advantage of your wedding vendor relationships to help with event rental equipment and catering.
Traditionally the wedding rehearsal dinner is held the night before the wedding and is a wonderful way to say thank you to the friends and family that will be part of the wedding ceremony.
Many times the groom’s family will plan and host the rehearsal dinner. The rehearsal dinner can be held in a local restaurant, at someone’s home or another venue that is comfortable for your guests. Be considerate and pick a location close to the rehearsal site. When planning the dinner take into consideration your guest ages. If you have small children in your wedding party you may not want to host your dinner in a quiet, formal setting. The dinner should have a set time for it to wind down do that everyone can get plenty for rest before the wedding festivities.
A gorgeous outside dinner with a relaxed atmosphere would be a great choice. You could hold a seaside clam bake or have a fun and casual BBQ. Renting tents, furnishings and other party items can insure that your dinner is successful.
Wherever you hold your dinner this is a night for the guests to relax and enjoy each other’s company. You may have family in from out of town and this is a great opportunity to reconnect. A well planned rehearsal dinner is a wonderful way to celebrate all the time and effort that was put forth to make your wedding day very special.