The venue we settled on was terrific from the beginning. We gave them our budget and guest count and then they worked with us from there. Instead of having an expensive cocktail hour with stations, they suggested passed appetizers. I was a bit hesitant, but it worked out beautifully. Everyone spent the cocktail hour visiting with each other instead of checking out the food.
Layered Wedding Invitations: Very simply, a layered invitations has a colored backing, and a stock card that can be held together with a ribbon. Some companies have a variety of ribbons to choose from, others provide a standard choice. You simply print out your invitation on your home computer using the templates provided, and then attach the invitation to the colored backing using the ribbon. For a more secure and finished look, you can also use glue dots to attach the two cards and use the ribbon as a decoration. You can add RSVP cards and Direction Inserts as needed. Layered Invitations are perfect for simple and small weddings, or larger weddings where you want a casual feel.
What happens at a rehearsal dinner? There are toasts, speeches, expressions of thanks, and other games and trivialities to entertain the guests. Everything is informal and even jokes are in good taste. Sometimes, the couple gets royally roasted. That’s always fun!
If they are showing you a fixed menu that is not to your liking, tell them what you want. Then ask them to rework the price based on your menu choices. The flexibility they show you is all important because if the venue is not willing to work with you when they are trying to get your business, they most likely will not be so accommodating once you have made the booking.
Who plans the rehearsal dinner? Who sends out the rehearsal dinner invitations? Historically, traditionally, and most often, the groom’s mother handles all the preparations. It gives the mother-in-law a chance to flaunt her tastes and preferences, and it gives her a big hand in the wedding that she may have been aching for all along. It’s up to you, the couple, really. Couples should make this decision with some allowance for creative control to the person they cede the preparations to.