If you’re a more casual couple, chances are your party style is just as casual as your everyday lifestyle. If throwing a party required a lot of prep, you probably wouldn’t throw one at all. Parties are meant for chatting, laughing and relaxing so why would your rehearsal dinner be any different?

We love the idea of an “I Do BBQ” for keeping the rehearsal dinner fun and relaxed. We’ve got some great options for BBQ rehearsal dinner invitations for you to choose from but the I DO BBQ invitation is by far our favorite. We took a little style inspiration from the invitation and gave this casual rehearsal dinner a relaxed country feel. Mason jar drinks, pails of snack mix on every table and a super easy (but tasty!) pizza supper will leave everyone feeling right at home. Throw in some country-style décor and this rehearsal dinner couldn’t be any simpler (or cuter!). Gingham patterned tablecloths and bandana-style napkins tied in twine are just a few great ideas for achieving a casual vibe while still feeling like you’ve put some thought and effort into making sure this special occasion looks the part.

Style Story: Casual Rehearsal Dinner


A knack for décor and Pinterest projects means your place is probably the envy of all of your friends. Simple elegance is your goal when shopping for yourself or your home, and a rehearsal dinner is a great opportunity to show off that impeccable sense of style your friends are always commenting on.

Start with rehearsal dinner invitations that reflect a more sophisticated taste. These Elegant Dining invitations are just one of many great choices available right here at Invitations by Dawn. As for the venue, focus on making it beautiful yet inviting. The gorgeous dining area shown here uses draped satin to create a luxurious look while keeping the environment warm and welcoming for guests. The formal dining table is stunning and an absolute must for an elegant rehearsal dinner. Use candles for a little romantic lighting and let small floral arrangements be the focal point of your decorations. We highly recommend creating a drink station where guests can gather and mingle before supper. Give it a vintage feel and enjoy the ambiance it creates.

Style Story: Elegant Rehearsal Dinner


Modern style is almost like a hobby. Your friends and family simply don’t understand the thought and time that goes into developing a look that’s clean and beautiful, but we do. We know the end result is worth every minute of deliberation because a modern rehearsal dinner is as much a work of art as it is a party.

Begin your masterpiece with the perfect rehearsal dinner invitations. We chose the Elegant Intro invitation to pair up with our modern rehearsal dinner look because it’s clean and beautiful but it also incorporates some vintage design elements. We then chose a color scheme that really pops! Lime green and white with touches of copper has made this look a real showstopper. Of course, with modern style you have to think about lines and shapes. We love the variety of unique shapes featured in this look, from the fish bowl vase to the wave-style dinner plates. As you can see, the entire look is clean and simple yet every aspect is eye-catching, and that’s how a modern rehearsal dinner turns into a work of art.

Style Story: Modern Rehearsal Dinner

Photo Credit: {Casual} Drink Table: Katelyn James Photography via Project Wedding, Table: Matt Edge Wedding Photography via Wedding Chicks, Pail favor: Chanterelle Photography via Rustic Wedding, Menu: Ken Kienow Photography via Style Me Pretty, Drinks: Hostess with the Mostess, Truck: Kellie Kano Photography via Inspired by This, Silverware: Chanterelle Photography via The Frosted Petticoat

{Elegant} Table and Place Setting:  Joe Hendricks Photography via Wedding Window, Centerpiece: A Little Soiree, Lanterns: Greer G Photography via Style Me Pretty, Cake: Sass + Veracity, Dress: Iwona Paczek via French Wedding Style, Wine Bar: Jerry Dodrill via Colin Cowie Weddings

{Modern} Table: Colin Cowie Weddings, Cocktail: the nest, Floral: Melissa Schollaert Photography via Style Me Pretty, Dress: Fondly Forever Photography via Inspired by This, Dessert: Matthew Land Studios via Style Me Pretty, Place Setting: Colin Cowie Weddings, Napkins: Invitations by Dawn