We love rehearsal dinners! The main purpose of a rehearsal dinner is to have a time before the wedding to have both sides of the family meet and get to know each other better. When planning a rehearsal dinner think of ways to help your guests interact and remember there are no “rules”. We see a lot of rehearsal dinners here at Glendalough Manor and the best ones are creative and fun. Here are a few of our favorite ideas!
A great idea is to have guests wear buttons with whose family/friend they are, bride or groom. Then guests can use these buttons as a great conversation starter and even tell their stories of how they know the bride or groom.
We love themed rehearsal dinners. Why not take it to the next level and have a costume party! How cute is this roaring 20’s theme?
If you don’t have a location near your ceremony location to have a rehearsal dinner don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Think about having a dinner at a bowling alley with guests bowling.
Or go to an event after your dinner. A baseball game would be a fun way to bring everyone together!
Don’t be afraid to play games with your guests!
Go to a winery or bring the winery to you! Ask your venue to provide a beer or wine tasting. Alcohol always helps in getting people talking!!
We hope this has helped inspire you to create a fun engaging rehearsal dinner!