9 inexpensive rehearsal dinner ideas and ways to find more

9 inexpensive rehearsal dinner ideas and ways to find more

I asked a few experienced friends for inexpensive rehearsal dinner ideas. Most of these are suggestions from real-life rehearsal dinners, second receptions or similar events. Most are best-suited for casual get-togethers. Since the number one rule of the rehearsal dinner is that it Continue reading

Rehearsal dinner budgets begin with this question

Rehearsal dinner budgets begin with this question

Your son is getting married and you've been asked to host the rehearsal dinner. Congratulations! One of the the first tasks should be to set a budget for this event, and the very first question that must be answered is: "What can I afford to spend?" Before we talk about the number of Continue reading

3 simple steps to form (and fine-tune) the rehearsal dinner guest list

3 simple steps to form (and fine-tune) the rehearsal dinner guest list

Who is invited to the rehearsal dinner? This may be one of the first questions of the mother of the groom who often, but not always, plans this event. If you and your son's father are hosting the rehearsal dinner, working closely with the bride to develop the rehearsal dinner guest Continue reading

Who hosts and pays for the rehearsal dinner?

Who hosts and pays for the rehearsal dinner?

Traditionally, the rehearsal dinner is hosted and paid for by the groom's parents and the planning is largely handled by the mother of the groom. In fact, if there is anything most people expect the mother of the groom to do, this is it. However, it is becoming more common either for Continue reading