So, you’ve planned your wedding and it’s going to be a showstopper, but you’re not sure how to plan a rehearsal dinner that is on par — but not in competition with — the main event. Steak Loft can help you plan the plan the perfect rehearsal dinner the night before your big day. Read our expert tips for throwing an elegant rehearsal dinner below.
MAKE THE FOOD THE STAR
When you’re throwing a rehearsal dinner, the title of the event leaves no doubt that you’ve invited your guests to have a meal. So, you’ll want to choose food worthy of its staring role in this important wedding weekend event.
PICK BEVERAGES THAT COMPLEMENT THE MEAL – AND YOUR STYLE
If you choose to serve alcohol at your rehearsal dinner, you’ll want to ensure that the beverages you serve not only complement your personal style as a couple, but also the food and any theme you have incorporated into the weekend’s events.
DON’T GUESS ON THE TIMELINE
An unrealistic timeline can make your rehearsal dinner seem disorganized and far from elegant, so be sure you’re as accurate as possible with the times you communicate to your guests.
For example, make sure you have accurate estimates on how long the rehearsal itself will run and how long of a drive it will be from the rehearsal site to the rehearsal dinner venue. Make sure to take traffic patterns and the time of day your guests will be traveling into account.
REMEMBER: ELEGANT DOESN’T MEAN STUFFY
Planning an elegant event is about the little touches that make it special to the couple and the rehearsal dinner guests. Your rehearsal dinner most definitely does not need to be rigidly formal to be elegant. Make sure your rehearsal dinner plan includes time for your guests to relax and mingle — and for you and your future spouse to let them know how much you appreciate their role in your wedding festivities.