There are so many decisions to make when planning a wedding — the venue, the ceremony, the reception, the caterer and all the details from colors, to menus to flowers. The rehearsal dinner is often considered last. But, in some ways, the best is saved for last.
The rehearsal dinner is a time for those directly involved with the wedding to get together and share some private time before the big day. The rehearsal dinner is often more causal and relaxed than other events surrounding a wedding. From a plated meal to a picnic, anything goes at a rehearsal dinner.
Traditionally the groom’s parents pay for the rehearsal dinner. However, it is becoming more common for close friends or relatives to host the dinner before the big day. Despite who plays host, the bride and groom should always be consulted about the details.
Immediate family, members of the…
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