How to Plan a Rehearsal Dinner: Tips and Etiquette

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For many couples, rehearsal dinners have evolved into full-blown events. But, there’s no need to stress out about planning your own. With less than 24 hours until you and your partner tie the knot and the arrival of your friends and family, it really is the perfect time to throw a celebratory bash. But, there are a few things to consider as you’re planning. From creating a seating chart to selecting a unique venue to coming up with a menu, you’ll have plenty of creative freedom when it comes to crafting your event. Whether you host an intimate affair or a larger shindig, the possibilities are endless.

Traditionally, the rehearsal dinner was given the night before the wedding by the parents of the groom. But, like many other wedding traditions, modern couples are starting to make these pre-nuptial parties their own. Rehearsal dinner agendas are sometimes much more casual or more intimate. Really, the way you plan it is all up to you. We talked to wedding planners Layne Povey and Sunna Yassin to answer etiquette questions and get tips for planning a rehearsal dinner.

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