Your Rehearsal Dinner is one of the most memorable events surrounding your wedding. It brings together your closest family and friends and is often the first-time your extended families meet. Weddings are filled with traditions; rehearsal dinners are more laid back and filled with spontaneous fun. Following are a few ideas on how to make your rehearsal dinner an event to remember.
Add Personal Touches
A rehearsal dinner is an excellent event for personal and creative touches since your guests are likely to know you and your fiancé on an intimate level. You could play a slideshow of you and your partner or include personal videos and toasts from family members. Also, this celebration provides an opportunity to show your appreciation for your bridal party or anyone else who has dedicated their assistance or support during the planning process. A way to thank these individuals is to give a small gift or make a speech dedicated to them.
Do Something Different
Base your rehearsal dinner around something you and your fiancé will enjoy, it doesn’t need to be a formal event. There are a lot of local event spaces that offer unique experiences, think outside the box and do some research. Another idea is if you’re having a black-tie wedding, plan a super casual rehearsal dinner, or vice versa, for a change of pace.
Focus On Fun
Your wedding day will be full of love, but you may not get to spend as much time as you’d like with your loved ones. Plan your wedding rehearsal dinner as a time for some family bonding with a variety of fun stories and activities. Team lawn games are always a blast and will break the ice between families. Share stories that will make your guests laugh, reminisce and learn more about both of you individually and as a couple.
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