The rehearsal dinner could be classified as one of your pre-wedding events, along with your shower, your bachelor and bachelorette parties, and your engagement party. With that said, it arrives so close to your wedding that it may feel more like an extension of your special day. The wedding rehearsal, and following dinner, serves as a way to help prepare for your ceremony, and as one last chance to bring everyone together. The longstanding custom is for the groom’s parents to plan, and pay for, your rehearsal dinner. With that said, you may be in a situation where they are not providing that support, or they may be more open to your preferences for what you want from your evening.
Who Should Be Invited To The Rehearsal Dinner?
The people in your wedding party will attend your rehearsal dinner after they practice your ceremony. The immediate family from both sides who are not in the wedding party are also expected to join. One thing many couples do is open up their rehearsal dinner to out of town guests. If this is not something you can do, you should plan some kind of informal meal they are invited to, as a gesture of thanks to them for traveling to be in attendance.
Your Wedding Rehearsal Is More Than Just An Excuse To Gather Together Before The Big Day
Running through your ceremony rehearsal is important for making sure everything runs smoothly on your special day. You may have members of your wedding party who have some sense of unease about what to do – practice runs can be valuable for calming those nerves. Of course, since that walk down the aisle is a truly important moment, you can certainly benefit from that practice, too!
Texas Old Town Can Provide You With A Terrific Space For Your Rehearsal Dinner
Texas Old Town can welcome you, your family, and the people in your wedding party to a great rehearsal dinner. We are excited to help couples enjoy the wedding experience of their dreams, and we are ready to provide you with the support you need to make that happen! To schedule a tour of our event venue in Kyle, TX, call our office today at 512-396-1800 or complete our online contact form.