A wedding, whilst it has a lot of prep time, is literally over within a couple of hours. So it’s no surprise we are all trying to drag them out as much as possible by hosting events other than the wedding days itself.
One of the most notable pre-wedding function is the rehearsal dinner, which usually happens the night before the wedding. Traditionally, it’s like an informal version of the reception and can include many of the same elements, such as toasts to the happy couple. But they typically can vary in guest list size and function. So, if you want to make the most of everyone getting together to celebrate, here’s some of the ways you can get together ahead of the day itself.
Go out for dinner
If you want to keep it a little more informal and small, why not head to a local restaurant with your nearest and dearest. Raising a glass over dinner is the perfect way for family members to meet, and your maid of honour to get conversing.
Grab some drinks
If your party size is going to be a little too big for a table together, why not keep it a little more casual and host some drinks. Meet at your local pub, and if the weather is nice, you could even chill in the beer garden all together. There is nothing better than getting to know each other in a relaxed environment before the day.
Head on home
If there isn’t any common ground, why not just head back to a loved ones house? You may have all just completed the venue and just need some down time. Gather round your parents over some fish and chips and beers and just relax. The wedding is going to be full on, and many might just prefer a natter together in a complete informal setting. Don’t forget, you will want to hit the sack fairly early, or at least get those dazzling diamond rings from Wellington sparkling before the big day!
Not many people think of the night before the wedding until it’s a little too late. Its always lovely to get long distant relatives together and meet the soon to be family ahead of the big day.
No budget needs to be set as these ideas include your guests paying for their own food and drinks, however, if you do want to go all out, you could consider a function room and catering for a hog roast and gathering.
Would you do anything the night before?
Have any ideas I need to add to the list?
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