Wedding Day Checklist: Planning a Rehearsal Dinner
Planning a wedding is such an undertaking, it sometimes happens that the rehearsal dinner becomes an afterthought.
This is too bad because the rehearsal dinner is important.
The first big question about the rehearsal dinner usually revolves around who to invite. The couple getting married tends to be invited. That’s a good start. It can also include the immediate families, the rest of the wedding party and other close family and friends. The person officiating the wedding should also receive an invitation. Dates can also come along, as long as they are not dates of the bride and groom. That would get uncomfortable fast.
It’s a nice idea to invite out-of-town guests if possible. Remember, they are travelling for the wedding and probably paying a pretty penny to do so. It’s nice to allow them to share in a free meal.
Speaking of free, another big question surrounding the rehearsal dinner will be who pays for the thing. Traditionally, the groom’s parents pick up the tab for the rehearsal dinner. Of course, traditions don’t always last. As more couple choose to pay for their own weddings, the question of who pays can be answered in many ways. Sometimes the cost is shared between the couple and the parents of the couple.
Choosing the right spot for the rehearsal dinner is also important. Birchwoods Banquet Facility is perfect for rehearsal dinners. The Grand Ballroom at Birchwoods Banquet Facility can hold up to 220 guests. The outdoor view can add to the beauty of an evening and give guests a preview of a terrific wedding location.
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