Preparing wedding guests with a rehearsal dinner can mean the difference between a stressful and nerve-filling wedding day and one that flows smoothly. A Salero rehearsal dinner aims at creating the perfect hospitable environment so you and your loved ones can feel welcomed and connected. 

A rehearsal dinner creates opportunities for both sides of the family to meet and bond before the wedding. Here’s what you need to know!

Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

Most commonly, the rehearsal dinner is held before the wedding day after having gone through the wedding rehearsal. Many couples may have the rehearsal dinner a few days before the big day. However, it usually depends on how many out-of-town guests can make it.

The purpose of a rehearsal dinner is to welcome and embrace the wedding party. You can send unique hand-crafted invitations for the dinner rehearsal. This thoughtful gesture will show your guests how much you care that they will be celebrating your big day. 

The out-of-town guests will especially appreciate attending a rehearsal dinner. Since they’ve traveled to make it to your special day, connecting with other attendees can foster a sense of togetherness.

What to Consider When Planning

During your rehearsal dinner planning stages, there are many things to consider. Keep in mind that your guests have varying needs, dietary desires, and more. Some things to remember include:

  • Dietary restrictions: Have your guests fill out a form beforehand, so you’ll know what food options to include.
  • Guest list amount: How many people are attending? Factor this in as you plan your menu.
  • Location: Where will the rehearsal dinner be held? The venue may be able to assist you in planning a menu.
  • Budget: Above all, it’s vital to understand how much you want to spend on a rehearsal dinner. Draft a budget plan, and stick to it!

Who to Invite to the Rehearsal Dinner

Whoever will be at the wedding should also attend the rehearsal dinner. The guest list typically includes bridesmaids, groomsmen, best men, ring bearers, and flower girls. The bride and groom’s parents should be included, as well as all immediate family and the officiant. 

Out-of-town guests are optional but encouraged since these are your special guests traveling far for your wedding.

Invitation Etiquette

You can give your guests a plus-one option and ask them to RSVP a few weeks before the event. It’s wise to give yourself ample time to confirm with the venue how many guests will be present. 

Remember that invitations should include the name and location of the venue, the time of the rehearsal practice, RSVP contact, and deadline information. Menu information should also be included.

Setting up your perfect rehearsal dinner boils down to choosing a menu and venue with which you can get creative. Opt for a venue that includes breathtaking scenery and a team of experienced event planners.

Choosing Rehearsal Dinner Venues

Salero offers an ocean-side view, expert-class food menu options by owner and chef David Horton, and a staff of experienced event planners eager to serve. The venue features 4,000 square feet of event space, menu options, raw bar options, and main course entrees to fit different tastes and budgets.

We can’t emphasize the ocean backdrop creating an aura of serenity enough. Time and time again, we see how a beach event provides couples with calm, knowing they are in the right place. Although the essence of weddings is commemorating a sacred union, the actual planning can feel chaotic. That’s why hiring a trusted venue and event planner is essential!

The “calm before the storm” is an important quality to cultivate when choosing a venue for your rehearsal dinner. That’s why our staff attentively helps create a calm spirit so everyone can sit back, relax, and focus on supporting the couple.

Contact Salero Today!

To begin planning the rehearsal dinner of your dreams, contact us today. Our staff is here to passionately serve all your visions, making your dreams come to life. We look forward to talking with you.