Planning a rehearsal dinner should be fun and exciting. Here are some rehearsal dinner ideas that can lessen your stress and allow you to embrace and enjoy every minute of the planning process. Having just hosted our first rehearsal dinner, I can share some good advice to help put together a wonderful celebration. Before you start your plans, talk to your couple and ask what type of dinner they would like.
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.
Some people opt for plates, knives, forks, spoons, or wine bottles on their rehearsal dinner invitations. These easy illustrations clearly bring to mind the wonderful appeal of tasty morsels of food. These delightful items will stir your guests’ appetites even before the primary event.
Some people like to jazz up their invitations with themes. For example, if Italian is on the menu, then they will use an Italian-style theme. If French is up for the night, then French-style invitations are in order. This gives people an idea of what cuisine to expect, and gets them mentally prepared for the festive occasion ahead. Traditionally, rehearsal dinner invitations are a lot less cumbersome and expensive than the wedding invitations themselves, and they’re sent out a few weeks ahead of the dinner.
It’s up to you how you make your rehearsal dinner, but you must send out the rehearsal dinner invitations. Some people honestly forget unless they have something to look at to remind them of the fun night ahead. Make sure to mention the type of cuisine, alcoholic drinks served, and desserts because this lures people into the rehearsal dinner that wouldn’t otherwise come. This is a usually a time for jokes, belly laughter, and lots of storytelling. No one should miss the rehearsal dinner. Don’t let them. Send out the invitations per force.