What Makes A Rehearsal Dinner Rock?


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What makes a wonderful rehearsal dinner that everyone will enjoy as much as the wedding? Read on to find out! You might have had a less-than-stellar rehearsal dinner at your first wedding, however you can ensure Rehearsal Dinner Mach 2 is exactly what you want.

Formal Or Not

Make your rehearsal dinner as formal or casual as you like. Tradition states the rehearsal dinner is not supposed to be more formal than the wedding, so if you want to have it at Bill’s Crab Shack, go for it. Find a venue that speaks to you and go from there…and remember there’s nothing wrong with having a super-casual dinner!

Good Food, Plenty Of Booze

Regardless of where the rehearsal dinner is, be sure you do your research about the food first. Does the restaurant feature the best pizza this side of the Mississippi? Delectable barbecue? How about the yummiest veggie burgers on the planet to the delight of your vegetarian friends? Treat friends and family to a delicious meal the night before your nuptials, and make sure there’s plenty of free libations to go around.

Performances

Schedule a performance at your rehearsal dinner to liven up the festivities. For example, bring in an a capella group to sing one of “your songs,” or lip-sync a favorite tune with your bridal party or groom. The goofier the performance, the better and more memorable the event will be.

Dancing

Create a space for dancing if the rehearsal dinner is going far into the night, but feel free to save it for the wedding. Hire a DJ or create a rehearsal dinner playlist everyone can groove too. Whatever else, playing music everyone enjoys is always a plus.

Toasts

Don’t forget about the toasts! Have the host of the rehearsal dinner give a toast (if it’s you, that’s perfectly fine), and make certain everyone else who wants to say something gets a chance. Think the best man, the parents if applicable, etc.

Remember, it’s YOUR rehearsal dinner…so do what you want!

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