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Rehearsal Dinners

A rehearsal dinner is becoming more of a celebration in it’s own right. It is a great opportunity for your two families to spend time together before the wedding day in a not so hectic setting. Take advantage of Design by Desire Catering great rehearsal dinner packages and let us cater your dinner.

Set the Tone with your Rehearsal Dinner

Find a relaxed environment, let us bring in all the food. We think the style should be a family style . Simple, but elegant and GREAT FOOD! The ultimate goal for us is relieve some pre-wedding tension and make everyone feel comfortable with the up coming nuptials while not up staging “The Big Event”.

Design by Desire Catering will come in and set everything up for you including renting the dishes so that no one has to be stuck cleaning anything after a hectic week of planning.  So if your wedding is the climax …don’t let the rehearsal dinner over shadow it, this get together should be just the sneak peak. That is why Design by Desire Catering designs specific packages of family style dinner for your rehearsal dinners that won’t compete with the dinner you will be having on your wedding day. The rehearsal dinner is often more informal then the wedding reception and the food and atmosphere should reflect that.

Where to host the Dinner

Couples are hosting their rehearsal dinners anywhere from backyards to art galleries and even the beach.  Feel free to use the the term “dinner” loosely – cocktails and hors d’ oeuvre, a buffet or a back yard BBQ are all great options.

If you have family and friends that have traveled to be at your wedding, extend the invite to them as well and thank them for their extra effort. If your working with a limited budget stick to a more exclusive group for the rehearsal dinner and consider a informal cocktail party or dessert party for out of towner’s later in the evening.

The most important part of the rehearsal dinner is the chance to offer both families the opportunity to spend a little more time together before the wedding day. Encourage your guests to mix and mingle and take the time to squeeze a little quality time with the people you haven’t seen in awhile.