Rehearsal dinners are an important part of the wedding experience, but can often be daunting to plan on top of having to prepare for a wedding. Here are some rehearsal dinner ideas to help you plan the perfect night!
Fine Dining Experience
Want your wedding and all of its prior events to be the pinnacle of luxury? A fine dining experience can serve as a nice treat for your important family and guests while keeping all of your wedding events classy. Take it to the next level by reserving a private space for your entourage to enjoy their meal.
Personalized Guest Gifts
Your guest list for your rehearsal dinner should consist of your closest family and friends. What better way to thank them for their love and effort to make your dream day happen than with a gift? A monogrammed keepsake or luxury gourmet treat is a good option. Or take an even more personal route by hand-selecting a gift for each guest.
Sweet Night by the Sea
Is your venue oceanfront or nearby? A great rehearsal dinner can be made even better with a stunning view, and a meal overlooking the ocean is a great option. Check with your venue or a local beachfront restaurant for options that allow you to have your meal with a sunset view of the water.
Arrange for Transportation
Make your rehearsal dinner easier and more relaxed for everyone by arranging transportation to get you and your guests to the location! Perhaps you have an entourage of old vintage cars to fit the theme. Or maybe even a luxury party bus that can gather everyone in one spot for the journey.
Meet the Theme
Your rehearsal dinner is an excellent time to get your guests into the mood of your wedding. If you have a specific theme for your wedding, think about customizing the rehearsal dinner to the same vibe. This will give you and your guests a taste of the big day before it begins. Remember, don’t overshadow your wedding day with your rehearsal dinner.
Pick a Taste
A messy menu with many options can make hosting a rehearsal dinner hard. A fun way to have a simple selection with a theme is by picking a cuisine and starting your venue hunt from there. If you’re having a destination wedding, try tastes from a top local restaurant. Other options could be a sushi and sake night, a night in Italy, or even a charcuterie table from which your guests can graze as you chat.
I hope these rehearsal dinner ideas helped in your planning process! If you still need a theme, check out some of my Themed Rehearsal Dinner Ideas.
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