really not much to the rehearsal dinner other than choosing a place
that's close to where the actual rehearsal will take place so everyone
doesn't have far to drive. It should be a place that offers adequate
seating and pricing for what you can afford - unless you're going to
throw it at your home with the help of a caterer.
to invite are:
Entire wedding party and their spouses
2. Immediate family
3. The officiant and spouse (who probably will decline)
4. VERY close family friends that traveled far and wide
should remain intimate and not get out of hand - no need to spend a
aren't favors given - but this is a good time to toast the couple
since it's really just the best man that gets this honor on the
also the time when the bride and groom give their attendants gifts for
being a part of the wedding party.
Deborah Keck, Wedding Expert,
ForeverWed.com Wedding Expert
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