Getting married soon? Congratulations! We’re excited for you as you begin this incredible journey. Now that it’s official, it’s time to buckle down and begin the process of planning out every last detail of your big day.
We know this can be intimidating, so we’ve put together tons of helpful articles to assist you in your planning. You can check them all out here. In this article, we’re talking about something that many people forget about in their planning. The rehearsal dinner and rehearsal dinner venue!
Your rehearsal dinner is a night that will be remembered and talked about for a very long time! Therefore, it’s in your best interest to make it a great time for everyone that will be attending. That said, here are a few of our best tips for planning your rehearsal dinner and choosing a rehearsal dinner venue.
Pick a Theme for Your Rehearsal Dinner
Your rehearsal dinner is a great time to express your personality and interests, and what better way to do that than with a fun theme? When it comes to themes, the possibilities are endless. As you’re choosing your theme, remember to factor in the tastes of your spouse to be, as well as the type of guests that will be attending.
Here are some popular rehearsal dinner themes to get your imagination working:
- Sports Teams
- The 80’s
- Everything Black and White
- Cultural Themes (that embrace your heritage)
- First Date (recreate the setting of your first date)
Hopefully, that’s enough ideas to get you started. Just remember to have fun and make it your own and you’ll have a great theme selected in no time.
Choose the Right Rehearsal Dinner Location
Location, location, location! We can’t stress enough how important it is to choose the right rehearsal dinner venue. Your venue can make or break your evening, so it definitely pays off doing your research beforehand to make sure you find the right one.
As you’re choosing your rehearsal dinner venue, make sure that you factor in your theme. Ideally, the venue that you select will work hand in hand with the theme that you have selected.
At Stokely event center, we have hundreds of historic Tulsa signs as well as other memorabilia from eras past that work great with all kinds of themes! a
Make a Guest List for Your Rehearsal Dinner
The last point we would like to mention as you are determining where to have your rehearsal dinner is your guest list. If you don’t have one already, now is the time to get on it! Seriously, the earlier in your wedding planning process that you have a guest list for your rehearsal dinner and the big day, the easier your life will be.
Every wedding is different, so you will need to take things into consideration like your budget and the amount of space that you will need to accommodate the size of your group. The ideally of space is not too much and not too little. At Stokely Event Center our venue adjusts sizes to make things feel exactly right for your guests.