How to Plan a Truly Marvelous Wedding Rehearsal Dinner?

Planning a wedding can be very stressful – but even with all the anxiety preceding the Big Day, you should not forget about the pre-wedding events either.

More specifically, you should not forget about the planning of the rehearsal dinner, as this is a very important moment leading to the actual wedding.

How to do it? How to plan a truly marvelous wedding rehearsal dinner?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

How to Plan a Truly Marvelous Wedding Rehearsal Dinner?

  • Create a guest list. The absolute minimum that should make it to the rehearsal dinner guest list is comprised of your close relatives and your wedding party (including any readers you may have and the child attendants). It is also recommended to invite the wedding officiant and their spouse if you are close to them. Also, if any of your wedding guests are already in town by the time you have your rehearsal dinner, do invite them as well.
  • Create a timeline. Typically, the rehearsal dinner starts after 5. However, you need to manage your time very well because you want to make sure you will be home as early as possible (to get enough sleep before the Big Day). In general, the actual rehearsal takes 30 to 45 minutes, followed by cocktails and the actual dinner – so if you start at 5, you will be more than ready to tuck yourself into bed by 9 or 10 pm.
  • Choose a theme. This is just like any other party, so a special theme will surely make it better. Coordinate your décor, your venue, and even your food to the theme you have chosen for this event and you will create something people will genuinely enjoy.
  • Don’t forget about entertainment. This party will not last as long and it will not be as festive as the wedding itself – but a nice playlist will definitely help guests feel great. Our suggestion is to settle for energizing and romantic songs that put a smile on your face and connect to your love story in some way.


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