The rehearsal dinner, an integral part of every wedding celebration. The rehearsal dinner helps to kick off the wedding festivities. It also provides space for the bride and groom to spend some quality time with their friends and families before the big day. From a casual backyard BBQ to a lavish dinner out, here are a few ideas for this special event before you say “I Do”. The rehearsal dinner allows the bride and grooms families to come together to get to know each other a little better. Many couples decide to do all the toasts during the rehearsal dinner as it is often a more intimate family gathering. The bride and groom will often use this time to exchange gifts with each other and with their wedding party. Themed rehearsal dinners are a popular trend. One of my personal favorites is the Blues, Brews & BBQ theme. This is the perfect time to showcase your favorite Boulder, Co brewery and have a blues trio rock the night away.
Depending on the size of your dinner and the number of out of town guests, special rehearsal dinner invitations are a good idea. Whether it is family only or a welcome dinner for everyone, this will keep your guests from wondering. And don’t forget the cute signage! The more laid back atmosphere of the rehearsal dinner makes it a great place to display all those memorial photos of your parents and grandparents on their wedding days. Table decor of couples photos is always a cute idea. A pizza party is a fun idea for the rehearsal dinner on a budget or a simple selection from your favorite restaurant. Our personal favorite here at Alexan Events, however, is a nice wine, cheese and charcuterie display. When you’re busy preparing for your big day, it’s easy to let those little details slip through the cracks. But there’s no need to stress, the rehearsal dinner doesn’t have to be extravagant to be a good time. Let’s be honest, the hardest part of planning the rehearsal dinner is picking out what super cute rehearsal dinner dress you’re going to wear. This is your time, just relax and enjoy having all your favorite people by your side!