Destination Weddings Rehearsal Dinner
The general consensus for rehearsal dinner etiquette has long been that you invite the wedding party, immediate family, officiant, and out-of-town guests. However, with a destination wedding the guest list is a little bit longer. And by a little bit, I mean that if you have a destination wedding it’s important to invite ALL of your guests to the dinner.
In order to be with you on your special day, your guests have shelled out a lot of cash to make the trip. Not only should you invite them all to the rehearsal dinner, but also to Sunday brunch if that’s something you’re planning.
Customarily, the groom’s family hosts this event, so make sure to discuss budget and figure out a plan before hand due to the large number of guests. You could pick an alfresco dining area featuring local favorites in a buffet, or you could pick a formal ballroom with a catered meal. It should suit the style of the bride and groom, as well as their budget and will be a fun welcoming affair for guests and a great time for toasts to the happy couple.
While it’s not necessary for you to provide entertainment, it may be a fun cultural experience to book a local dance instructor or live music that really showcases the region and gets visitors involved.
As far as invites, you’ll want to mail them shortly after the wedding invitations are sent and make sure to include an RSVP. This event will take place the day before the wedding and immediately after the rehearsal itself. Make sure to include details for the actual rehearsal for those that will be in the wedding!
Sit back and enjoy your future spouse this night, relax, have a great meal, and prepare for one of the best days of your life. After the rehearsal dinner there’s nothing left for you to do but relax and get married!
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