We’re in Florence, Italy for a pre-wedding welcome/rehearsal dinner. If you’re on the fence about whether or not you should have a rehearsal dinner of your own, hopefully this post will give you some ideas.
Lots of guests came from all over the world, therefor, the almost-newlyweds wanted to be sure their friends and family were properly greeted, fed, and entertained over the two days of wedding related events.
The rehearsal dinner would be held at Palazzo Ximenes, a beautiful, historical palazzo where the common guest commentary upon entering was “I can’t believe this is just the welcome dinner!”
Have you ever wondered “what is a rehearsal dinner?” you’re not alone.
A rehearsal dinner is held on the eve of the wedding and includes a quick run-down on the wedding day. After the logistics of the ceremony are confirmed, there’s a big dinner to celebrate the couple.
Because they can be more on the informal side, you can pretty much do whatever you want. In other words, a little work and a lot of pre-wedding play. Basically, be sure to have fun.
If you’re struggling to come up with some rehearsal dinner ideas, let us help you out.
You may be thinking “I’m already throwing a wedding, what else should I do?” A rehearsal dinner is a great way to greet guests who may have traveled & to reacquaint yourself friends and family.
You can use the evening before the wedding to hear speeches from other family members and practice your dance moves. In addition to that, you can also use this as an opportunity to get camera ready. When you have your photographer at your rehearsal dinner, you’ll feel more comfortable in front of the camera come wedding day.
Venue: Palazzo Ximenes
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