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Your rehearsal dinner is a great way to set the tone for your wedding weekend. Whether you’re thinking of an intimate dinner for your bridal party and families, or extending the invite to your complete guest list, there are plenty of ways to make the night before just as special as the big day itself.


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Have fun with the RSVPs! Team up with your stationery designer to create custom invitations to the rehearsal dinner, or make it a DIY project. “Wedding guide” essentials,  like site maps, parking directions and itinerary are helpful to include.


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Say, “Thank you!” with local treats from your wedding destination. Whether it be a full blown gift basket, or a simple token (flower seeds from your favorite garden shop, anyone?) your guests will feel appreciated.

Dream up a design! The rehearsal dinner introduces guests to the theme of the wedding to follow. Hosting an elegant coastal wedding overlooking the ocean? Welcome friends and family to a clambake in the sand. You can also take the evening as an opportunity to share another aspect of your relationship with your guests. Reserve some event space at one of your favorite restaurants, or host a backyard cocktail hour complete with lawn games. The options are endless–here are some of our favorites!

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An elegant tented affair via Style Me Pretty 

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Cocktails at a speak easy-inspired bar  via Green Wedding Shoes.

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A seafood spread welcomes guests to enjoy the local catch via Brides

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Rustic chic dining in the backyard via Colin Cowie Weddings


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