There is no right or wrong way to do your rehearsal dinner; the possibilities and variations are endless! However, there is a traditional element to the rehearsal dinner that we think should be kept. The rehearsal dinner typically follows the wedding rehearsal on the night before the wedding! It is customary, but not necessary, that the parents of the groom plan and hostthe rehearsal dinner.
Formal or expensive invitations need not be sent for this intimate gathering.Guests attending the rehearsal dinner should be the bride and the groom, their immediate families, the wedding party, and the officiant. However, out-of-town guest are also nowfrequently invited so that they are able to spend as much time with the bride and groom as possible. (This is not a requirement by any means!)In addition, you no longer need to do a traditional sit-down meal for your rehearsal dinner! A rehearsal dinner with appetizers and desserts tends to be a fun way for everyone to meet, mingle and get ready for the weekend ahead! In addition, rehearsal dinner no longerneed to be held in a restaurant or banquet hall; some of thebest rehearsal dinners we have attended have been family-stylemeals at home oroutdoor BBQs!
While there are many different ways to have your rehearsal dinner, the event is meant for the bride and groom to offer thanks to those who have helped them through the wedding process; and it is a time for the wedding party and families to enjoy one another’s companyand begin the celebration, together!
The Ladies of Intertwined Events