Close

Find Vendors

Rehearsal Dinner

“Spend every second of every day together as a moment that could never be replaced.”
Unknown
Rehearsal Dinner

Who:

  • Bride & Groom
  • Maid of Honor (+1)
  • Matrons of Honor (+1 for each)
  • Best Man (+1)
  • Groomsmen (+1 for each)
  • Ushers (+1 for each)
  • Both sets of parents
  • Brothers and sisters (+1 for each)
  • Both sets of grandparents (optional)
  • Aunts/uncles/cousins (optional)
  • Some or all out-of-town guests (optional)

What:

  • Rehearse ceremony
  • Dinner (groom’s cake can be served for dessert)
  • Thank everyone
  • Toast your parents
  • Give special gifts to your parents and the wedding party
  • Others may toast you as well

When:

  • Usually the night before your big day (may need to be earlier due to availability of the ceremony facility/venue)

Where:

  • Rehearsal is usually at the location of the ceremony
  • Dinner is usually at a restaurant, and can be as formal or informal as you’d like

Why:

  • Everyone practices their role in the ceremony
  • Families get to know each other better
  • Special thanks, toasts and gifts are shared

How:

  • The way you invite your guests can be as formal or informal as you’d like
  • Be sure to email your best man, groomsmen and any ushers with the location and time of rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

 

Find a rehearsal dinner location my area