Do I have to host a rehearsal dinner? It’s not a mandatory event, but there are few hindrances to doing so effectively. You have to eat on the night before the wedding so it’s advantageous to eat with friends anyway.
As with all other wedding invitations, there are a wide variety of different ways to buy or make a wedding rehearsal dinner invitation. Many individuals feel that printing off a quick invite is enough. Others make the decision to order the wedding rehearsal dinner invitations when they order their wedding invitations. Many brides prefer this method because it allows them to focus on other issues.
How do I invite the guests? Rehearsal dinner invitations should be sent a few days after the wedding invitations go out. They don’t need to be anything fancy. Rehearsal dinners should be a lot of fun so don’t put too much extra work into the rehearsal dinner invitations.
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.
What is a rehearsal dinner? The rehearsal dinner is a time to relax, kick back, and engage the guests at the wedding. It’s an informal, casual meal that takes place after a wedding rehearsal. This meal is usually the night before the wedding. Since the rigors of the wedding the day after are going to take up a lot of energy, this is kind of a time to catch up, take a breather, and relax with old friends. Sometimes, the wedding party may be unfamiliar with each other, and the rehearsal dinner takes care of that. The bride and groom also get to give thanks, acknowledgements, and speeches to, and about, the guests, family members, and other people that have volunteered and contributed to the wedding preparations.