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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Rehearsal Dinners with Pizzazz!

Historically a mere formality that followed the wedding rehearsal, the rehearsal dinner is intended to give the couple’s friends and families time to relax before the wedding day and an opportunity to get to know each other. Finally, the rehearsal dinner has evolved. Now, while the dinner still is to never overshadow the wedding ceremony and reception, grooms’ families are finally showcasing their own event planning savvy by hosting a fabulous rehearsal celebration.

More mothers of grooms are seeking our planning services to help them design a fun and elegant event, whether the dinner is to be formal or more casual. We help them select the perfect venue, determine a theme and find fun and creative ways to implement it. As with any great wedding reception, timing is important to the rehearsal dinner, so our planners also help them map out the evening’s schedule, working in any special touches throughout the event timeline. Another recommendation we like to make is to engage a professional photographer, or even a videographer, to capture the party. So many special things, such as touching presentations and witty toasts, take place during the rehearsal dinner, it’s important to preserve those memories!
Here are some images from just a couple of the rehearsal dinners we’ve planned with grooms’ families.

This couple had a lot of out-of-towners coming in for the wedding, so we went with a Texas theme. The caterer served authentic barbecue; we incorporated cute Texas-y decor, including wildflowers and bandannas, and brought in a mechanical bull for guests to ride!

Props are always a big hit at rehearsal dinners! We used cute fiesta-themed pinatas as part of the decor at this Tex-Mex rehearsal dinner and the guests had lots of fun with the stick-on mustaches. The groom's family also put together a sweet photo montage for guests to reminisce about the bride and groom.
How 'bout it, brides? Are your future MIL's planning a fun and super-special rehearsal dinner for you? We look forward to seeing this trend continue! Happy planning!

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