With the festive season just around the corner and the party spirit warmed up by the antics of Halloween, I thought this month we should focus on the celebrations that surround the wedding. At Pierre Carr we love a good party and as well as planning weddings we have been honoured to have organised a few wedding rehearsal dinners as well. But what are they I hear you ask?
Well essentially it is a meal after the wedding rehearsal (but no longer exclusively), that takes place the night before the wedding. It’s a great opportunity for the wedding party and guests to get to know each other better and a chance for the bride and groom to say thank you to all those who have helped them with the planning and give informal toasts.
For us the couple tends to foot the bill but another scenario would be for the parents to host the evening.
Back in the day the rehearsal dinner was only for the wedding party and immediate family. But with out of town and destination weddings its always nice for guests to be included so they aren’t left at a loose end in a strange place the day before the wedding and a real opportunity to break the ice.
It doesn’t have to be a big formal affair some of the nice ones tend to be in an informal setting like a bbq on the beach (shown here). But more importantly the relaxed setting is perfect for the bride and groom to really mix and mingle with their guests when on the day they may not get the chance too.
Next time on the blog: Look out for our tips for a great rehearsal dinner.