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10 tips to plan your wedding on a shoestring budget

For most couples, their wedding is the single most important celebration in their life, till now. It can be confusing when you want to celebrate this big day in the best possible way, but are worried about how much this will cost you. After all, it is just one day, and is it worth spending years paying for the debt that you incurred on the celebration?

Different couples have different takes on this. So, if you have the budget and want to have a big bash on this special day, so be it! For those who want a smaller celebration that is intimate and meaningful, yet easy on their pocket, here is some help.

Here are ten tips to help you plan your wedding on a small budget, so you begin your life together as man and wife without worrying about the money you busted.

1.Stretch your dollar to the most–Borrow or recycle

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Trimming down the wedding guest list is a necessity for any budget wedding. So, no surprises there! When you have a smaller guest list, it is possible to recycle things, make use of what is available, or borrow things for the occasion. If you have an eye for details and a knack for mixing and matching, there will be no trouble executing your wedding details in the most impressive manner without it costing you a dime. Trays, platters and plates are wedding essentials, and if you have a close-knit group of family and friends who can lend you things from their homes, you can create an impressive buffet arrangement with what you find.

Recycle everything from your wedding dress to the centerpieces and décor, and your wallet will remain plump. Since you will anyway be setting up home after the wedding, it is a good idea to buy things for the wedding décor, that you can re-use in your new home. Sarah, the hardworking bride, tells us how she managed to pull off her stylish wedding for less than $6000 by using such options. Her wise planning included trays from Target for her dessert table, that she could take home with her and use again. Read more about her brilliant wedding here.

2.Eliminate non-essential vendor services

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There is no hard and fast rule on what you should have at your wedding. This is all a matter of priority. So, splurge on the essentials that you simply must have, and eliminate or step down on those that you can do without. You can always substitute certain vendor services with affordable options that will work. For example, you can save a chunk of your budget by eliminating the band and DJ from your celebration. Instead, compile a playlist and play the songs using a good stereo system. You can do your floral décor with what is inexpensive and easily available, and eliminate the services of a florist. Or, forego the makeup and hair artist’s services for the wedding day, by doing it yourself. Just make sure that you know what your priorities are, and don’t compromise on them. The rest is up to you to take or leave, as your budget permits.

3.Find a cheaper dessert option instead of the wedding cake

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Wedding cakes are more about the look, than the flavor or taste. Most guests remember how the wedding cake impressed them, but won’t always recollect the taste it had. Some may even have skipped dessert altogether after the heavy meal they enjoyed. However, cakes are expensive, and so you should think of whether you really want it. There is a world of desserts waiting to be discovered, and these are even more enticing than a slice of wedding cake. So, step away from cake and turn to alternate options for a wallet-friendly, practical and delicious choice that is bound to impress. This article on the wedding blog of Apartment therapy provides some unusual options that will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of it?” You can also refer to this previous post for more ideas on what to serve instead of cake, at your wedding. Choose a dessert that is truly unique and one that you love, so your wedding has a sweet ending that is both delicious, personal and delightfully inexpensive.

4.Serve family style dishes

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A welcome alternative to the plated meal and wedding buffet, serve family style dishes at your wedding. Not only does this bring down the cost considerably, these are hearty meals that everyone will naturally enjoy. When you choose a family style meal, you will need less service staff, which is again a budget winner. This article on the Huff Post tells us that family style wedding dinners are better than buffets and plated dinners, since they are the middle ground between the two. It is more elegant than a buffet and less formal than a plated meal. By serving items on large platters that can be passed around, you can also eliminate elaborate table décor, not to mention the casual and informal vibe that this activity can create. Don’t skimp on the quantity of food available, just choose dishes that are interesting and filling so your guests aren’t left hungry. This idea is also perfect for wedding parties that include children, as you needn’t plan a special menu for the younger taste buds in this case.

5.Keep to local products for the bar

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Instead of having the standard open bar, give your wedding a unique twist by serving up local fare that you can buy from nearby vineyards or breweries for a fraction of the cost. Not only will your guests have plenty of new and unusual options, you will be thankful for how cheap it will be. Also, switch out the champagne for the toasts. Guests can toast with whatever they are drinking. After all, it is the sentiment that counts, not the details of how it is done. If necessary, add some non-alcoholic drinks as refreshers, and serve them at the beginning of the reception. This will not only help your guests feel refreshed at the beginning of the function, it will also reduce their capacity to drown in alcohol later. If you should splurge on anything, it should be on improving the appearance of the drinks served at your bar. Inexpensive garnishes and colorful mixers are all it takes to dress up drinks and make them look festive and more expensive than it actually cost you.

6.Forego the extras

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All the little things add up quickly, and you can stay ahead of the game if you stick with the essentials only. So, forego elaborate decorations and trimmings for your wedding favor wrap-ups, menu styling and floral décor. Consider whether you really need things like a dessert table, coffee bar, photo booth or individual place cards. Rather than aiming for perfection, you can work with a tight budget if you look at the bigger picture and execute it with simplicity. So, the lesser textures in décor, lower it will cost you. Similarly, go with simple menu choices that are full of flavor and compensate for not looking too great. Your favors do not need satin bows that will mostly end up in the trash, nor do you have to spend a fortune on signboards when your guests can find their way at the venue, without them.

7.Go with an artificial bouquet that you can DIY in advance

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Flowers are an expensive factor at weddings. Minimize the cost by choosing alternative options for your décor, or keeping floral arrangements to a minimum. The bridal bouquet is one essential though. Despite this, there is no condition that your bouquet has to be made with real flowers. You can add your own DIY details to this accessory of your wedding dress ensemble, by making your own bridal bouquet with alternatives like cloth or paper. Unlike other elaborate DIY projects that consume time and take a lot of effort, your bouquet is a simple and relatively easier option to handle. With a little crafting knowledge, this is the perfect way to have an attractive bouquet, sans the cost. Check out some great tutorials on creating amazing bouquets, at this link here and here. The best thing about choosing to DIY your bouquet is that you will have a keepsake from your wedding, that you will forever be proud of making.

8.Rent what you can

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With wedding dresses, wedding accessories, décor and more available to rent, you can find plenty of economically viable choices for your wedding day. Unless you are particular about owning what you wear or use at your wedding day, renting is a practical and sensible option. After all, most of these things won’t find a second use. So, why waste so much money by buying all of it, when you can get what you want for much cheaper. Bridal shops like Best for Bride allow brides to rent their wedding dress for a fraction of the original cost, so you can look great on your wedding day without the hefty price tag. If not the dress, you should definitely consider the accessories. Indulge in your dream of wearing a grand tiara and looking like a princess on your wedding day, even when you don’t have to buy it. By renting part or most of your wedding ensemble, you can look fantastic on a tight budget, and isn’t that how you should beon your wedding day?

9.Reduce the number of wedding party members

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A big wedding party translates into extra expenses not only for the members in it, but also for the bride and groom. You will have to set aside a part of the budget for buying gifts, bouquets and many more things for the members in your wedding party. This can quickly add up. Think of whether you really need so many people beside you at the time you say “I do.” Wouldn’t it work just as well if they were seated with the rest of the guests and took home wedding favors that were much cheaper? Plus, by keeping your wedding party to the bare minimum, probably just your maid of honor and two bridesmaids, you do not have to worry about ruffling feathers when you do not ask someone to be on the list, or making anyone who secretly isn’t keen on it feel uncomfortable by inviting them.

10.Weigh your options

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Even when it concerns things that you simply must have, weigh your various options and find the one that is practical yet costs less. For example, if you must hire a limo for you entrance and exit, go with a black one that will cost much lesser than a white or silver limo. Similarly, think of monochromatic bouquet options and simple bouquet arrangements instead of complicated flower arrangements that will cost more. In case of table décor, choose basic, but classic materials to do the job, instead of fancy table décor that will cost more but perform the same function. Basically, we suggest you prioritize value over look, and you will find choices that are appealing but inexpensive.

Making smart moves when planning your wedding will help you save up more for the more important thing—the rest of the life you will be sharing together. And memories don’t depend on the tiny details, it is always the big picture that matters. So, tell us what were your budget ideas that helped you get the most value for money, at your wedding?

To find great offers, deals and discounts on wedding dresses, accessories and décor, check out our special offers page at Best for Bride. Our lowest price guarantee also ensures that you find a fabulous wedding dress at the best price possible, when you shop with us. Alternately consider our rental dress and accessory services if you want a cost-effective solution to your needs. For all this and more, check out our website at Best for Bride by visiting this link here.

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13 impressive Festive wedding ideas to try

Your wedding should be just as festive as any big celebration you’ve participated in, till date. So, don’t hesitate to add a little sparkle and shine to your wedding day, and give it the vibrant and festive touch it deserves. Whether you have your wedding at home, at a cool, exotic destination far away from home, or during the holiday season, here are some fantastic festive wedding ideas for you to incorporate into your lifetime celebration.

Delicious cake tastefully decorated with sparkle and shine

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At most weddings, the wedding cake is the star dessert at the reception. So, it has to look as good as it tastes. An impressive cake is an instant attraction. So, make no mistake in choosing one that is beautiful and has great style. A quick visit to our cake gallery at Best for Bride will draw your attention to the hundreds of artistically created designs, that are perfect for conjuring up festivity and fun at your reception. From the wide selection we feature, we have chosen to show you this cake today, for the elegant and interesting elements it features. A serious-looking green tiered cake, with diamond embossed sides and lovely lily flowers along the length on all sides, this lily garden cake is an arresting design that will steal the limelight at your reception. Adding a touch of class is the classic horse and carriage cake topper. Simply perfect for an elegant classic wedding!

Wedding dress that is high on drama

A flounced organza skirt with ruffles that scatter, an attractive sweetheart neckline and embellished bodice with an accented waistline—this is the perfect dress to impress the guests at your wedding with. The dramatic wedding gown from the Mori Lee collection. This 2815 is the perfect example of a dress that is can amaze, because of the memorable impression it creates. The textured tiers add grace to your step, and will softly glide along as you stride down the aisle. The embellished bodice scintillates and shines softly, in contrast to the feathery skirt featured in the dress. A dress that is bound to steal many hearts, this is one that will help you revel in the festive vibe that you envisioned for your big day. Pair it with a scarlet lipstick and a stunning hairstyle, you will be transformed into the most stunning bride everyone’s ever seen.

Bright and brilliant bridesmaids

Dress up your bridesmaids in killer colors, so they shine brighter than all the guests at your wedding. A full-length gown is a must to pack in a punch, and when done in lovely satin, like this Alfred Angelo bridesmaid dress, it will be a dress that is simply stunning. With the Mix ‘n’ Match trend going strong, it will be easy to choose the brightest colors in your color palette, and find a dress that enhances the complexion of each of your bridesmaids. The sweetheart neckline and draped bodice with a dropped skirt design, make this dress a stylish choice that your bridesmaids will love to wear. The gathering of the dropped waist in a scattering of organza flowers, renders extra-feminine charm to the overall design. A design that is youthful, figure-flattering and stylish, this is a dress that will be the perfect representation of the holiday spirit of fun and frolic at your wedding.

Over-size flower crown for your flower girl

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The flower crown is an accessory that instantly makes a statement. And this time, we are looking at ones that are big and bold enough to create an instant impression. If there is one person in your wedding party who will have no qualms in playing dress up with the most over-size accessories, it has to be your flower girl. So, make the most of this opportunity, and dress up your cute little bridal attendant in an over-size flower crown, like you see here. Not only will you make the little girl extremely happy, it will also add the necessary touch of festivity and fun to your wedding scenery. The picture featured here would be perfect for a garden wedding, or any outdoor ceremony. However, you can adapt the same design for any color palette by simply switching out the blooms with ones that match your wedding theme colors. A small job for your florist, but one that will make a statement at your wedding. Don’t you think it’s great?

Bright bouquets

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Flowers have the power to color up any arrangement, and that too magically! So, choose your bouquet and those of your bridesmaids to be lively and vibrant. Add a luxurious dose of the brightest colors, and mix it up with other wispy, whimsical details, so the bouquets look rich, abundant and very attractive. Consider mixing colors like blue and white, or red and white, where the deeper colors are intense and pop against the neutrals, for maximum impact.

Colorful cocktails

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Add an instant pop of color to your wedding menu, with signature cocktails in a range of colors. Keep the assortment trendy, by matching it with the colors of your wedding palette. Colorful beverages, dressed up with cute accessories are inviting, and you will have your guests swooning over the details. It doesn’t have to be expensive either. The simplest of simple glassware receive a fresh update, when it contains colors so vibrant. A sprinkling of colored sugar crystals along the rim, and the addition of striped straws or tiny flags are all it takes to jazz up your cocktail hour with finesse and fun. If you really want to go with it all the way, add in olives or fruit slices, and you have a drink that is really exciting to look at. Featured here are cocktails in the signature green and red Christmas colors, but you can do the same with any color, including blue, purple and gold.

Warmth with a lit-up centerpiece

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Nothing makes a room more cheerful and glowing than candles, and this is one element you should incorporate into your décor. Candles are relatively inexpensive centerpiece accessories, but can quickly be dressed up with flowers, glass, fruits and anything else you can think of. They are versatile, as you will have plenty of choice in color, size, scent and appearances to choose from. Thus, crafting your own unique centerpiece will be easy, when you incorporate candles into the design. Place them in glass bowls and they will look spell-binding, as the glassy effect makes the warmth of the glow more pronounced. By choosing suitable colors for the candle-holders, you can achieve a colored glow that will add a pleasant note to the ambiance. So, bring in some festive cheer to your big celebration, by adding lots and lots of candles. With scented ones, you can also have the air smelling great and this will also linger on in the memories of your guests, when they think of your wedding. Soft scents like lavender, vanilla and lime are really refreshing, and will work for any season and weather.

Fancy table-settings

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In a welcome deviation from the traditional table setting, you can have the table linen arranged in an unusual, but welcoming style. Here is a sample. The pretty dinner napkins do not need napkin rings, but are exquisite for the styling and the pattern they sport. The bold prints on the edges have been showcased beautifully, and focus is shifted to the design immediately. This simple addition to the table, makes it spectacular. So, it is not only cost-effective, but beautiful as well. Match the napkins to the table runner, which in this case is a rectangular table, and you have an easy but glamorous way to make your tables look beautiful.

Sparkling table settings

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If the earlier style is too refined or serious for your taste, consider adding a dose of glamour to your reception tables with subtly scintillating table cloths. Anything with crystal or rhinestone details is immediately festive, and the bling on the table serviettes achieve this effect here. Club it with a deep, dark palette, like the purple used in intense doses here, and you have a vibrant and lively scene. The silver charger plates add to the brilliance of the glittering table covers and overall the setting has a wonderful designer aesthetic. The best thing about all this is that the centerpiece is simple, yet stunning. So, it is a practical arrangement that doesn’t compromise on style. We can also see colors like maroon and dark green replacing the purple with equal capacity.

Abundant textures in food

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Sprinkles, beads, glitter and scattered details add a colorful and energetic note, that makes a setting instantly buoyant. A simple element like a sweet buffet can instantly be uplifted with the choice of a few desserts that contain different textures. So, mix up the smooth with the crinkled, wrinkled and rough, add in bright pops of colors and make sure the arrangement is neat, despite the chaos. Consider items like macaroons, cake pops, cupcakes and mini-dessert cups to fashion the right effect. A few festive décor accessories like embellished platters, photo frames and beverage glasses decorated with ribbons around them are all it takes to dress up this signature reception setting, and it will add a sweet dimension of merriment.

A gourmet touch to the arrangement

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The perfect wedding setting will be a bigger festive treat for the eyes, than for any of the other senses. So, even if you are serving elaborate fare, make sure it looks as impressive as it tastes. Even the simplest dishes can be given a tasteful face-lift, by choosing pretty china and paying attention to the garnish. Here is an example of how even a simple dessert can be rendered special with the simple addition of a powdered heart to its top. Additionally, the arrangement in an individual platter makes it neat and picture-perfect. So, use this idea at your wedding, and add a colorful touch to your tables with simple, but elegant and impressive gourmet touches.

An impressive display

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Anything out of the ordinary, that can light up the sky or the venue, will uplift the spirits of those at your wedding, and add a spell-binding touch to the overall celebration. If you cannot create a firework display, you can still aim for a similar effect by lighting up your venue with a lavish choice of lighting. For an outdoor event, you can also create a similar vibe by using plenty of balloons that rise up and float away, thus forming an impressive display. This doesn’t cost much, but is very impressive. If the function is held indoors, make sure that your venue gets that first impression with an illuminated and well-decorated entry. Dress up the venue to look entirely different from how it is usually done, and you will achieve that unique effect. Consider adding an elaborate vignette that is bound to be noticed, and tie it to the theme, so it blends in seamlessly.

Travel in style

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Your exit from the ceremony and reception play a great role in adding the final touches of drama. So, make your choice of transportation wisely. We think a horse and carriage is a splendid idea, as is a vintage car in a bright, noticeable color. Don’t hesitate to decorate it in full-style, so it stands out and will forever be remembered. Here is a bright, merry red beetle, that is just perfect for a festive wedding. Simple elements like white ribbons add the finishing touches to the already-splendid looking car.

So, tell us if you want your wedding to be festive and fun, or serious and sophisticated? Either way, we have the solution for the perfect wedding dress, accessories, bridesmaids dresses, cakes, favors and everything else you need to get the effect right. Visit the Best for Bride website today, to look for more dramatic wedding gowns and find everything you need to plan your dream wedding day. Check out our online gallery today, and we are sure you will be impressed by all that we have to offer.

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10 Tips to plan an amazing Rehearsal Dinner

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The rehearsal dinner is typically the first occasion when you get a sneak peek at how your actual wedding day will be. Although it isn’t an essential in the list of wedding-related events, it is quite popular. If you are planning to have one before your wedding, our tips will help you organize it well. Before we get to the tips, let us first try to understand in detail, what the rehearsal dinner is all about.

What you need to know about the rehearsal dinner

The main thing couples should know about planning a rehearsal dinner is that it should be a simple event that shouldn’t further strain their pockets nor nerves. Most couples already have their bank balances stretched thin by the wedding expenses. If this is the case, you can altogether skip the event, or tone it down as you deem suitable.

The rehearsal dinner is usually held close to the wedding date, mostly during the week leading up to the wedding. Both the bride’s and bridegroom’s extended families would be in town to attend the wedding, by this time. So, the rehearsal dinner gives them an opportunity to meet each other in an informal setting, so they are better acquainted in time for the wedding.

This is also when the bride and groom usually meet the rest of their in-laws, and so it is a great opportunity for introductions prior to the wedding. Traditionally, the wedding was hosted by the bride’s family, and so the rehearsal dinner was conducted by the groom’s family. Nowadays, there are no such hard and fast rules. Usually, the bride and groom themselves pitch in for the rehearsal dinner.

Although it is called a wedding rehearsal dinner, the setting for the event doesn’t have to be similar to the wedding. It can be organized in an entirely different venue, and you have the flexibility of planning the menu and event details based on your personal preferences. This article on A Practical Wedding Blog tells us about the actual intentions behind rehearsal dinners. This is perhaps the only time when your folks and your partner’s families will all be together, and you might as well make the most of it by hanging out together. So, host a rehearsal dinner to make the most of this opportunity.

If the wedding attendants and family will not be arriving early, you can even replace the rehearsal dinner with a casual get-together on the wedding morning. Basically, you do not need a huge budget for the rehearsal dinner. The main aim is to just break the ice and help all the main people at the wedding relax and get to know each other, so they can have fun together at the wedding. You can also use this opportunity to discuss wedding day plans and share relevant information regarding arrangements, with the concerned people.

Now that we know the gist of what the rehearsal dinner is all about, let us move on to the interesting part of how to plan this event right.

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Tips to nail the rehearsal dinner

1.Keep it relaxed

You will have enough formality at your wedding, so let your rehearsal dinner be casual. Since there are no steadfast rules to planning this event, try to set the ambiance for the venue and meal in a relaxed style, so everyone enjoys the company. Rather than having a traditional sit-down plated meal, opt for an open buffet or even consider a barbecue. The menu needn’t be too elaborate or expensive. Instead, focus on keeping the company entertained. You can have a semi-formal to casual dress code for the event.

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2.Plan the guest list well

The rehearsal dinner is intended only for those who are really close to the bride, groom and their families. This includes the wedding attendants, extended families and close friends. If there are too many people, the atmosphere will cease to be relaxed and fun. So, try to limit the guest list. If you have any out-of-town guests arriving in time for the dinner, do consider inviting them to it. If your budget doesn’t permit too many guests, you can have an exclusive dinner for those who are very close to you, and host a brief tea party or dessert party for the rest of the people on the list.

3.Get the timing right

Rehearsal dinners are usually held on the wedding eve. This allows the wedding attendants to take time off work the evening before, and be free and relaxed in time for the wedding. It also gave an exciting start to the wedding festivities that they were to be involved in. However, this may not always be the best idea, if your wedding isn’t on a weekend. If so, it is better to plan the wedding rehearsal dinner two days prior to the wedding, so all have time to settle down after this event. It may also be better for the couple, if either of them are easily overwhelmed with organizing or attending an event so close to the actual wedding day. If there aren’t many out-of-town guests in the rehearsal dinner invite list, you can plan it for the weekend before the wedding. The main thing to remember is that it should be convenient for you and leave you enough time to recuperate for the wedding celebration.

4.Plan the venue right

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We’ve seen rehearsal dinners held everywhere—from banquet halls, to country clubs, parks and even in backyards. Although there is no right or wrong location, the chosen venue should be one that appeals to the couple. We loved one idea, where the couple decided to bring back some special memories by planning their rehearsal dinner at a quaint restaurant where they had their first date. The wedding was a huge affair, so this was an entirely different and refreshing experience. Your choice of venue should also be based on how much you want to handle yourself. When you pick a restaurant or club, all the details will be handled by the staff. So, you can relax and not worry too much, especially if you have a lot to do on the wedding day. On the other hand, if you have outsourced most of your wedding planning to a wedding planner, you may like to plan the rehearsal dinner yourself, so you can be involved in this fully. A party held in your home or backyard will require more effort, and you must have the time and bandwidth to set it up and clean up afterwards. However, this will usually be a cheaper option, as you will not have to rent the place, and can plan the décor and theme based on what is economical.

5.Pick a theme

Although this is an informal event, having a theme makes it more interesting. The theme could be as simple as a color combination or pattern, or even a style from an era, depending on your personal taste. Although many brides worry that picking a theme will make it more work, the opposite is actually true. A theme gives you an outline to work with. This is better than looking at hundreds of options and ending up totally confused about whether all that you choose will come together. This rehearsal dinner guide on the Martha Stewart wedding blog suggests that you pick a choose a theme that is entirely different from your wedding. This should be a representation of your personalities, and it is also an opportunity to use those quirky ideas that you love, but were not wedding appropriate.

6.Make it interesting by planning activities and games

Although all the people at your party may have heard of each other, they may not know everyone there, and may not ease up till they do. Get them going, by planning some activities where they get to break the ice and help them mingle. You could pass the mike around and ask them to introduce themselves, or start off with a game or fun activity that they will like to join in. Also serve the drinks up right at the beginning of the party, as this quickly lets guests ease into the party spirit and start conversing. It is also a good idea to plan the seating arrangements so everyone gets to sit with someone they will find interesting. Mix up both sides of the party, so guests do not sit with people they already know. This will also allow you to avoid uncomfortable situations where people who do not get along may end up sitting together.

7.Chat with everyone

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You may be too busy on your wedding day to get in touch with everyone. Although you should acknowledge all your guests on your wedding day as well, it is likely that it may not be practical especially if you have a large wedding. Nevertheless, the people at your rehearsal dinner deserve to be specially acknowledged just for the fact that they are important enough to be a part of this event. So, make sure you find time to greet and meet each and every guest there, both from your side as well as your groom’s. Since the gathering isn’t formal, and you do not have any elaborate time schedule for the event, this shouldn’t be a problem. Also use this opportunity to introduce members of the party to each other, so they can start a conversation. Give these new associations a good start, and you will have many more dear ones to add to your circle.

8.Toasts and roasts are fun

One of the fun parts of rehearsal weddings is that the informal atmosphere allows people who toast the couple, to open up and share more than they can at the wedding. There may be a lot of leg-pulling, but take it in the right spirit and it will also be fun as the crowd there knows either of you very well. You can have a bridesmaid or groomsman to emcee the toast(“or roast”) session, just in case you expect some people to hijack the mike for themselves. Nevertheless, plan this into the time-line, probably during the main course, so everyone enjoys it to the most, and you can also listen comfortably to all that they have to say.

9.Gifts are a great idea

You may have party favors for all the wedding attendees. However, the rehearsal dinner is the right chance for you to give a special token of your love to your extra-special guests. So, plan this in advance, and get the invitees a valuable gift to remember you by. It isn’t necessary to give everyone the same gift, as you would at your wedding. Choose different gifts for different groups, like one for men and another for women, or choose the gifts based on age. If you have a color or pattern theme going on at the wedding, consider getting gifts that are customized to match this theme for more excitement.

10.This is the right time for announcements

Before everyone leaves the party, make sure you share any relevant information or updates about the wedding day. Since many of the guests will be playing active roles on your wedding day, use this opportunity for last-minute instructions and updates. Double-check whether they are all aware of the timings, what they should bring and where they should be at what time. Remember that this is not the time for last-minute changes, you should only use this time to remind everyone of what they already know.

Finally, wind up the day and enjoy your journey home, for it will be soon time for wedding bells to ring.

Just like with the wedding, you should dress to impress at your rehearsal dinner. All eyes will be on you, the bride, and you need a fantastic dress to impress the guests from your groom’s side. Find a fabulous dress that will be perfect for the event, from our evening dress collection at Best for Bride. Check out our collection here.