The restaurant made sure there were plenty of h’ordeurves constantly offered throughout the hour. Our kids wanted a casual affair. They did not want a huge 6 course dinner that could be competing with their reception. We did a Pizza and Pasta menu that was just wonderful. A bit out of the ordinary and nothing that was on their usual party menu, but our venue was happy to do whatever we wanted. I had made table decorations and floral centerpieces which were delivered earlier in the day. I had left specific instructions on how I wanted these arranged on the tables. No problem for our attentive contact; he followed my instructions and we were thrilled with how lovely everything looked when we arrived at the restaurant. It is the attention to detail, the level of cooperation and responsiveness that underscores a terrific venue partner for your dinner.
The groom’s mother can host it at her home if there are few people coming. Many people choose to send out rehearsal dinner invitations if it’s going to be a bigger party at a bigger venue. If it will be for only a few guests, then a word-of-mouth invitation will suffice.
There are a lot of ways to print and design these. Often the same artist who designs the wedding invitations designs these. It’s probably the best way. It’s a lot easier to deal with one vendor. Also important is a consistent design. The design remains the same, or can be a kind of riff on the main wedding invitation design, if the same artist or designer is involved with both. Consider too the element of bulk discount. The vendor may offer a discount if all the work is given to them. However it’s the groom’s parents who usually oversee the reception dinner. Letting them oversee a new design might make them happier. A different design may also compliment the original wedding invitations.
Wedding rehearsal dinner invitations are nothing new. They have been use for a long period of time, but many couples are unaware that they even existed. Your wedding rehearsal dinner invitation can be a simple invitation or it can be as elegant as your wedding invitations. Once again, the decision is up to whoever is hosting the event.
Budget and Bonding: Buying and putting together your own layered invitations both saves you money and can be a great way for your families or wedding party to form closer relationships. As this particular invitation is easy to do, it’s a great way to have a party where people can get to know each other while doing an easy but important task. And as building community is important in marriage, you are beginning to build the foundation of your married life with your wedding invitations.