What is a rehearsal dinner?
A rehearsal dinner is a pre- wedding event which takes place usually the night before the wedding immediately after the rehearsal.
Who is invited?
Anyone has a role in the wedding ceremony should be invited to the rehearsal dinner. The guest list should include the following:
• Members of the wedding party
• Both sets of parents and grandparents
• Children of the bride & groom
• Siblings of bride & groom
• Parents of ring bearer and flower girl
• Spouses of bridal party
Who hosts the dinner?
Traditionally, the grooms parents are responsible for hosting the rehearsal dinner. However, it is not unusual for the couple , both sets of parents, or the parents of the bride to host the rehearsal dinner.
What happens during the dinner?
Since a rehearsal dinner may be the first time both sets of families meet, couples use this time to relax, unwind, connect, and celebrate the joining of two families. A rehearsal dinner , is an event filled with many speeches, heartfelt toasts , and the exchange of sentimental gifts. Some family members may wish to give toasts welcoming their new family. Couples will use this time to exchange gifts to the bridal party and their families. Couples will use this time to thank their family and friends for their support and help with the wedding.
What type of venue?
Since a rehearsal dinner is an intimate affair where guests may wish to give toasts and share stories. The dinner should take place at a beautiful, comfortable, quiet place. Rehearsal dinners are best held at private homes, backyards, and a private room in a restaurant.
Great type of rehearsal themes
• Family style dinner