Rehearsal dinners will always be a way of bringing together the couple’s close friends and family on the day before the wedding. With a limited guest list and planning your wedding, here are a few ways to make your rehearsal dinner affordable, comfortable and very unique.
1) The Rehearsal Brunch
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First, let’s get rid of the stereotype that the rehearsal must be dinner. Brunch is a great idea for couples who want to be different. A sip of wine and some scrumptious food will make your rehearsal one of a kind.
2) The Seaside Early Evening Dinner
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Let’s say you have already planned your beach destination wedding. Let your rehearsal dinner also embrace the gorgeous scenery at the beach. An early rehearsal will give and your wedding party enough time to get a good night’s sleep before the big day.
3) The Picnic Rehearsal
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Picnics are a great way to get the family together. We’ve connected the two together for the best family picnic ever. Adding games to your rehearsal will bring everyone closer together for the perfect rehearsal.
4) The Dessert Rehearsal
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The couple with a sweet will love this idea for their rehearsal party. Having a high tea or a dessert party will give the couple and their close friends something sweet to talk about.
5) The BBQ Rehearsal
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Grilled vegetables and assorted meats and fish make for great comfort food. If comfort is what you are looking for before the stress of the big day, we suggest having a BBQ rehearsal dinner. Relax with a cold beer and your close friends before you say ‘I do’ to your favourite person in the world.
6) A Picnic in the Park Or Mountains Rehearsal
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We’ve already established the benefits of a picnic rehearsal. Here the couple has gone a step ahead and set out blankets and pillows for that little extra touch. You can add stargazing or firecrackers to the list for the perfect rehearsal before your wedding day.
7) The Back to School Rehearsal
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Ever thought about planning a back to school wedding but find it a bit weird to make it romantic? Why not let your rehearsal have everything you loved in school? From balloons to a colourful chair and all the junk food in the world, let the party be light and let your guests enjoy your throwback party.
8) The Doggy Themed Rehearsal
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If you are a couple who love your pets and want them to be a part of the festivities, planning a doggy themed or a cat-themed rehearsal dinner will add a personal touch to the party. These cute signature drinks are a great idea for such parties.
9) The Casino Rehearsal
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This may seem like a bachelor party idea, but we suggest trying it with the family. It will be fun and the perfect start to a perfect party. Your guests will have the time of their lives. We suggest allotting a certain amount of money chips to the guests to play with keeping the party strictly PG.
10) Potluck Rehearsal
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In the olden times, before catering services were ever invented, potlucks brought in the food at birthdays, engagements and even weddings. The family shared in the menu and everyone made a little of the food for the day. Recreate such happy memories with your friends and loved ones. However, be careful to check with them before the day to have an idea of the food that you may need to order.
11) A Silent Party Rehearsal
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Silent parties are a trend that is slowly catching up with the modern world. Why not add this groovy idea to your rehearsal dinner?
12) A Mexican Fest Rehearsal
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No one knows how to party like the Latin Americans. Having a fiesta for your rehearsal party is a great way to make sure your guests have a great time. From music to decorations this is one DIY party that can happen in your own backyard or terrace. Go crazy with flowers and food.
Don’t worry about the rehearsal. In the end, everything will fit into place as you plan out your wedding.