You’re getting married. You’re the groom. Then your bride tells you to prepare the rehearsal dinner while she is charge of wedding party gifts for everyone. You have no idea what a rehearsal dinner even is. It’s your first time to get married and hopeful that it’s your last time as well. Now you’re thinking of running to friends. And the best people to approach are your groomsmen. So now you, the groom, and your groomsmen are starting to plan the wedding rehearsal dinner. How exactly are you going to do it?
The wedding rehearsal dinner may be unfamiliar to some but it’s actually one of the best ways to make sure that your wedding will be as special as you expect it to be. It’s not necessary for everyone but it’s really a good way to have each other’s friends and loved ones come together and make them involved in the wedding. It is also a perfect time to hand out groomsmen gifts to your wedding party and Best Man. To plan it, you may need your groomsmen to reserve the place and invite the guests there. They can take charge of the logistics and just coordinate with you.
As the groom, what you have to plan the most for the rehearsal dinner is the flow. Usually, what takes place in this event are toasts and moments of thanking people. They say you can never over thank a person. In this dinner, it would be good to really thank those who helped in the wedding in any way they did. You can also be specific thanking people according what they have contributed to the wedding. Make it an intimate gathering since the wedding reception won’t have that much intimacy. Careful with the flow though. You don’t want the wedding rehearsal dinner to be so systematized that it would seem to be a stiff program. What you need to create is a relaxing atmosphere with not much of an agenda set.
For the groomsmen, they need not look for a sophisticated venue for the rehearsal dinner. It can actually be done at a friend’s house. It doesn’t really matter if it’s simple. The goal is to have people enjoy a time together and a place where your future wife can bond with her friends and dish out her great bridesmaid gifts. Perhaps simple dinner could be served or a much more prepared dinner if the couple has more budget for this evening. Planning it may sound absurd because there’s not much to plan but making sure the venue and food are ready matters a lot. Other than that, the night can stand on its own. The couple will take their time interacting with guests and thank them personally.