It’s the night before your big day, all of the family is finally together, and you are either so ready, so tired or a little bit of both. Aside from a nice bubble bath, the one thing you could really use is a smooth rehearsal dinner. While we can’t control the behavior of your family or the functioning of your venue, we can provide you with some tips to make this event go as smooth and enjoyable as possible.
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When it comes to décor, certain events in your wedding planning process should get more attention than others. Your rehearsal dinner is one of the events that doesn’t have to be too labor intensive or a bank breaker for décor. Simple hand-written chalkboard signs and cute banners will be your best friend. If you are in charge of providing your own eating utensils, the dollar store and (heavy duty) paper Chinette are cheap yet nice options. Lay those out on a picnic table and string some lights up in the back yard, and you have yourself quite a nice event setting!
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The number one wedding menu selections for 2017? Finger foods! You can make just about any food a trendy thing now-a-days. Especially because foods like sliders, pizza, burgers, and appetizer-type foods are things that virtually everyone loves! Don’t stress too much about this one. Food is a very forgiving things as long as it’s tasty and served with the right things. See below for more inspiration!
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Since this event is not the most epic event in your wedding planning process, you shouldn’t stress about giving out tasks to people like your bridesmaids and maid of honor. As long as everyone has a little piece of the pie when it comes to responsibilities, you can form quite an efficient little team for this event. When in doubt, ask your maid of honor or fellow already-married friends for tips and tricks on how to have a great, simple rehearsal dinner.
And there you have it. A list of easy tips for you that will make for a sane and enjoyable rehearsal dinner. Another thing to remember is that this is not the biggest of your wedding. It should not take up all of your energy and should mainly be handled step by step throughout your entire planning process.