It’s the night before the big event, and you want to thank all the guests that have volunteered time, effort, and money to make your wedding into the spectacular event that it is. There’s no better way to do than to host a rehearsal dinner replete with all the best food, wine, and rehearsal dinner invitations. These invitations can be light, fun, and informal – because that’s how the rehearsal dinner is supposed to be.
Who takes on the bill for the rehearsal dinner? Usually, the groom’s parents pay for the rehearsal dinner. Sometimes, couples integrate the cost into their wedding planning budget. Other times, both sets of parents pay for it. Since it’s such an informal event, there are no set rules pertaining to it.
I don’t mean just the menu, but the whole event. Some couples may want a formal multi-course meal with a large guest list; others may want a quiet and cozier celebration. By talking with them, you can see if what they want is what you can afford and adapt accordingly. Even though it may be your party to plan, it is after all their celebration. So work together with the kids and with some careful planning you can host the dinner of their dreams.
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.
The rehearsal dinner is a chance for the people involved in the wedding to relax ”before the big day” and get to know each other under an informal setting. For the bride and groom, though, it’s a chance for them to thank everyone who has helped them throughout all the preparations. Rehearsal dinners are a chance for the couple to get to know the new in-laws and a chance to hang-out with family and friends before things get crazy at the wedding.