The night before the wedding, once you’ve gone through the ceremony and triple-checked every single detail and verified every vendor’s arrival and had your very last dress fitting…it’ll be time. Time to kick back, relax, soak it all in.
And the way to do that is with a rehearsal dinner that fits your style and your sense of fun. Not so much a going-to-a-restaurant-for-a-sit-down-dinner kind of couple? You’re in luck. These days, just about anything goes for rehearsal dinners! So think about what you and your guests will enjoy and make a plan for a night-before celebration that gets you in perfect spirits for the day-of!
Here are some ideas we came up with for rehearsal dinner themes we’d love. And the cool thing is that we went to the new DIY – Design It Yourself on our site and designed a custom, unique, artistic, one-of-a-kind, original invitation to go with each theme!
1. Take pizza and beer to a whole new level by celebrating your rehearsal dinner not at home around the toaster oven, but at your favorite indie pizzeria. Order up some gourmet pies ahead of time so they’re piping hot and ready when you arrive. Be fearless with the selection – you’ll introduce your guests to your foodie world!
2. For couples who are oenophiles (a.k.a. wine lovers), a local winery is the natural place to celebrate after the wedding rehearsal. Reserve the tasting room for your party and order up or cater in hors d’oeuvres and dinner that complement the wine.
3. Gardeners and nature lovers will love being surrounded by the lush greenery and vivid blossoms of a greenhouse. Set up long tables under the hanging plants and give little favors of seed packets and tiny potted herbs.
4. Your love story oughtta be in pictures. Until the movie is made of your lives, invite your guests over to watch some classic romances on film. Serve a great dinner, and then crank up the projector for a night of Hollywood inspiration.
Other great ideas? Tell us about them! And be sure to introduce your event with a rehearsal dinner invitation you’ve had creative control over – visit our DIY section now!