by: Jen Carter
A wedding rehearsal dinner is a very important
part of your wedding planning. You want to be
sure that everything will go according to plan!
The dinner's intention is to ensure that everything
will run a smooth course during the actual wedding.
Hence, it's a rehearsal. It's also a wonderful
occasion for families to unite and share ideas
and stories. Perhaps your in-laws don't actually
know your parents very well. This is the perfect
opportunity for parents of the bride and groom
to unite. Keep the mood light. A wedding rehearsal
dinner is not meant to be stressful. Don't discuss
things that demand immediate attention and that
your parents/in-laws may find confusing. The objective
here is to get your parents to agree on things;
If your parents are not very well acquainted
with one another, you can share stories, memories,
and ideas of your past and future together. Discuss
your long-term plans with your parents. Will you
be buying a home? Renting an apartment? Changing
careers? These are all conversations that will
go well over your casual rehearsal dinner. The
restaurant you choose for your wedding rehearsal
dinner should be a relaxing environment with sift
music and soft lighting. This will ease any tension
you may have.
Unfortunately, it's true--stress levels are usually
high prior to a wedding. Why shouldn't they be?
You're exhausted from all the running around you've
done. Last minute arrangements, shopping, RSVP's.
We know how tiresome wedding plans can be. Nevertheless,
the rehearsal dinner is a great platform to ensure
that everything is in order for your big day.
Do we have flowers? Check! Did we pay the caterer?
Check! Go over all the minor last minute details.
You'll feel a lot better once you're positive
everything is in order. Your parents will too!
Remember, your family is your support team. Let
them know how much you appreciate everything they've
done for your and your spouse-to-be. They're just
as overwhelmed and nervous as you are. Make your
new in-laws feel like a million dollars. Compliment
them on everything they've done for you and their
own child. If you have any grudges, let them slide
for the moment. This is one of the biggest occasions
of your life. Your rehearsal dinner will be an
outstanding joyous occasion once you've become
relaxed. Don't forget to look into your partners
eyes and smile. Reaffirm your love. This is the
life partner that will stand by your side forever.
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