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Memorable Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
With all of the stress involved in
planning your wedding, the wedding rehearsal dinner is a time for
you to relax and have fun with your family and friends before the
big day. But for a lot of couples, the planning a wedding rehearsal
dinner can be more of a flop than a fun time. Whether you plan
something trendy or traditional, you can add some unique touches to
your wedding rehearsal dinner.
The first thing you should do is consider a theme for your wedding
The element of a theme lets you and your
fiancé reflect your personalities and lifestyle, and of course.
Plus a theme adds some fun to your rehearsal dinner and that makes
it nicer for everyone in attendance. Read on to find some
unique variations on themes for rehearsal dinners.
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Ideas: Backyard Barbeque
A wonderful option for a rehearsal dinner is to do a barbeque. A
true barbeque is set outdoors, so you'd want to do it in a backyard
or a local park. Hire a company to set up picnic tables or
plastic tables with gingham tablecloths. Feed guests with
burgers, chicken, corn on the cob and ribs hot off the grill.
You can serve hot dogs for any children attending. Good side
items would be coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans and fresh fruit.
For dessert, serve classic favorites like peach cobbler, banana
pudding and popsicles for the kids. Serve this buffet with
beer, tea, soft drinks, and lemonade. Set up some outdoor
games like horseshoes or volleyball, so guests can still have a good
time after dinner is over. Laid back rehearsal dinners like
this one are particularly good for weddings that are formal because
guests can truly relax and enjoy themselves before the big day.
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Ideas: Seaside Clambake
If your wedding location is nearby the beach and the weather is
right, plan an old fashioned clambake for your rehearsal dinner.
Lots of catering companies can set up a clambake on the beach
complete with a bonfire. The menu can include littleneck
clams, mussels, corn on the cob, crusty bread and New England clam
chowder. Serve beer, white wine, soft drinks and tea with the
meal. There's no need for decoration because the glow of the
bonfire and the sound of the waves is already a great atmosphere,
but you may want to provide baskets of flip flops for your guests.
For entertainment, set up a volleyball net after dinner and bring
out sand toys for the little ones.
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Ideas: Mexican Fiesta
For a rehearsal dinner with ethnic flair, plan on a colorful Mexican
fiesta. You can hold this rehearsal dinner in someone's home,
backyard or in a Mexican restaurant. Decorate with
multicolored lights, piñatas and paper streamers in bright colors.
The menu should be catered with Mexican favorites like fajitas,
enchiladas, guacamole, chips, stuffed peppers, rice and beans.
Serve salty margaritas, Mexican beer and iced tea with the meal.
For dessert, go with flan or très leches cake. To entertain
guests, hire a mariachi band or traditional Mexican dancers.
Let the children take turns hitting the piñatas.
Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Ideas: Sunset Picnic
If you like being outdoors, then a rehearsal dinner picnic is just
for you. Check out your local parks and reserve a shelter for
your dinner. Decorate the picnic shelters with white lights,
place blankets on the grass surrounding the shelter. For
dinner, prepare individual picnic baskets that include sandwiches
with unusual ingredients like gourmet cheeses and deli meats, fresh
fruit, pita slices and hummus dip, brownies and chocolate chip
cookies. Serve sodas, sparkling juices and white wine.
Bring some Frisbees and footballs for after dinner games.
Other fun themes include "movie night" with popcorn, candy bars and
a large scale movie projector, a Hawaiian Luau, a 50's get together
with oldies and milkshakes, or an exotic dinner with tapas and
By using any of these themes, you can make your wedding rehearsal
dinner truly memorable. When you think outside of the box with your
rehearsal dinner, you can make the experience more fun for everyone.