Times have changed in the wedding world and what used to be “the way it has always been done” is not necessarily the way it’s done today. I could go on and on giving examples in regards to the wedding ceremony and reception, but tonight I thought I would focus on the rehearsal dinner.
If you were to ask your grandmother who should be invited to a rehearsal dinner, she would likely tell you the wedding party and family only. If you were to ask a young engaged couple who they think should be invited to their rehearsal dinner, they will likely say the wedding party, family, out-of-town guests, close friends and parents of their close friends.
Over the years, rehearsal dinners have grown from a small intimate dinner to what some people would consider a second reception. I have seen couples go as far as having a 10 piece band, open bar, wedding cake and favors for hundreds of guests…I think “Rehearsal Party” is a more suitable name for this type of event.
So, now that you have this large guest list, it is now time to conquor the biggest task of all…….the placecards and seating chart. There are two big projects here….who is going to sit where and how are you going to inform guests (many of whom will not know each other) where they are sitting. The place settings and placecards open the doors for you to get creative and bring your whole event together.
Who would have thought my least favorite flower would make sure a neat place card holder???