Rehearsal Dinner

Planning the perfect wedding can take a lot of time, effort, and money. Not surprisingly, people don’t want to spend much time worrying about the rehearsal dinner, which can lead to dropping more cash on a restaurant or venue to handle everything. This is an easy out, but if you are looking to save some money and try something a little out of the ordinary, then read on friend!

Hosting the party at your house (or the house of a friend/family member) gives you free reign to do whatever you please! We’ve got some fun ideas that, of course, incorporate food into the themes. For this you can always hire a caterer (ahem) or prepare the food yourself. Here are some DIY ideas for your rehearsal dinner:

Lawn Games

Everyone likes a little healthy competition, especially when it involves beer and a low level of physical activity. You can team up family vs. friends, old vs. young, or you can put the whole wedding at risk and team up family of the bride vs. family of the groom. The only limitation to this theme is that you are at the mercy of Mother Nature, but with challenge comes innovation, right?

Gaming options include:


Rehearsal dinners can be a beach, and you don’t need to be on one to give your party that summertime vibe. You can bring the beach to you with a few easy steps:

After you set all of this up just periodically spray some sun tan lotion in the air to get that beach smell and voilà! A rehearsal dinner on the beach, at home.

Desserts and Drinks

Tighter budget than most? Is your favorite part of dinner the end of dinner? Do you always skip to the end of the book to find out the ending? If you answered yes to any of these then maybe the D&D theme is the way for you. Forget all of the stress and mess that comes with appetizers and dinner, let people deal with that nonsense at their own homes. You’re an adult now and you make adult choices: Reese’s for breakfast and desserts and drinks for rehearsal dinner. You’ll save a ton of money, and clean up will be a breeze. In the end, you’re just giving everybody what they want with no frills attached.

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