The rehearsal dinner is an informal wedding rehearsal that takes place the night before the wedding. It allows the bride and groom’s families to spend intimate time together and get to know each other.
Here are tips to guide you on planning an exquisite and effortless rehearsal dinner.
Set the Time and Date
The rehearsal dinner will normally be held the night to the main wedding. Set a time and date that will suit the event and that will not affect the main wedding ceremony.
Determine the Budget
A budget should be set for your rehearsal dinner. Traditionally, the bride’s Parents are meant to pay for the main wedding ceremony while the groom’s Parents pay for the rehearsal dinner.
However, anything goes these days. The two families can split the cost or you and your fiancée could pay for the rehearsal dinner.
Make a Guest List
The rehearsal dinner is a medium for the bride and groom for extend your gratitude to all those who assisted one way or the other in the planning of the wedding or ceremony.
The guest list should include your immediate families, your wedding party and their dates or spouses, your flower girls and their Parents and the out-of-town guests to appreciate them for taking out time to share your special day with you.
Choose The Perfect Spot
Choose a nice venue that can make the guests enjoy their time celebrating. It could be a local park for a casual barbecue or a nice exquisite restaurant.
The rehearsal dinner is a perfect time to present gifts to members of your wedding party, manly items you’ll love for them to wear to your wedding ceremony.
You should also present gifts to the Parents for their love and support in planning your wedding and in bringing you up with so much care.
The groom’s father should traditionally host the rehearsal dinner, which means the toast will be made by him.
However, if the party is not hosted by the groom’s father, then the bride and groom can make a toast to their selected guests for their love and support in making your day a special one.
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