Apart from choosing a location for your wedding reception and ceremony, you also have to book for your rehearsal dinner.
Traditionally, the groom’s family is meant to host the rehearsal dinner but nowadays, the bride’s family or the couple themselves can host and pay for the rehearsal dinner.
It is usually held a night to the wedding and it is a big opportunity for family and friends to reunite and connect before the main wedding.
Here are tips on booking a venue for your rehearsal.
1. Set a Budget
Traditionally, the groom’s family foot the bill. Still, a budget must be set to know how much you’ll be spending on your rehearsal dinner.
It should be just a small part of the overall budget of your wedding.
2. Create a Guest List
Prepare a list of those you want at your rehearsal dinner. It should include your family members and close friends.
Remember to select your wedding guests based on your budget.
3. Consider The Guests
When choosing your location, consider the guests; mostly the out-of-towners who is not familiar with the city and roads.
Plan on choosing a location that is not too far from where they are lodged. This will prevent complexity and confusion, and most of all, the guests will arrive at your event on time.
4. Consider The Guests With Special Dietary Needs
There would be guests that are vegans, vegetarians or allergic to some certain kinds of foods.
You should see to satisfying these guests by making special provisions for them , so that they can be more comfortable in your event.
5. Consider Having Your Rehearsal Dinner at Your Home or That of a Family/Friend
Having your rehearsal dinner at your home or that of a close family member or friend will create a warm and familiar atmosphere. You can make a home style meal cooked for the guests.
6. Choose a Venue That You Love
If you’ve decided not to use your home or that of a friend or family member, choose a venue that you love and that brings a lovely memory to you.
It could a restaurant where you first met your partner or the place he had proposed to you!
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