Unique Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

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.

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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?

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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.

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Or go to an event after your dinner.  A baseball game would be a fun way to bring everyone together!

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Don’t be afraid to play games with your guests!

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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!!

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We hope this has helped inspire you to create a fun engaging rehearsal dinner!

Happy Planning!