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Hosting a rehearsal dinner is a great way to begin the wedding weekend and to show your love for your closest family and friends who have supported you throughout your lives. It’s an opportunity to relax, enjoy wonderful company, and relax with delicious food and drinks. If you’re wondering how to host a beautiful rehearsal dinner your guests will adore, here are some tips on how to make it an unforgettable event.
Choose a Stunning Rehearsal Dinner Venue
First and foremost, choose a beautiful venue that will wow your guests. A stunning location like Rancho Valencia in San Diego can set the tone for an elegant and memorable evening. With its gorgeous tile work and serene surroundings, Rancho Valencia provides a stunning backdrop for your rehearsal dinner.
Serve Delicious Appetizers
Serving delicious tray-pass appetizers before the official dinner. This will give your guests a chance to mingle and socialize while enjoying savory bites. You can choose from a variety of options, from classic hors d’oeuvres to more creative and innovative dishes.
An absolute must for those who love decor, hire a florist to go all out with lush flowers. Not only are flowers such a beautiful focal point, they can truly breath life into a space. Choose arrangements that complement the color scheme and of your wedding and know they don’t have to be the exact same colors as the wedding day. If you’re planning to include your rehearsal dinner photos in a printed album with your wedding photos, the flowers won’t be jarring as long as the colors are all complementary to each other.
Finally, consider hiring a live musician to play relaxing music during the dinner. Whether it’s a solo guitarist, a jazz quartet, or a string quartet, live music can create a wonderful ambiance and add to the overall experience. It can also serve as a backdrop to conversations and make the evening more enjoyable for everyone. And that’s how you host a beautiful rehearsal dinner that your guests will truly adore and enjoy! For more tips on rehearsal dinners, check out my video on everything you need to know about them.