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Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette Q & A

Apr 30, 2012

There are certain parts of a wedding that are traditional and expected, such as the wedding reception, bachelorette and bachelor parties, and the engagement party, but perhaps one of the least talked about events is the rehearsal dinner. is here to answer all of your rehearsal dinner questions from cocktail dresses to invite lists!

Q: When is the rehearsal dinner usually held?

A: The rehearsal dinner is typically held the night before the wedding ceremony. Although, it’s referred to as a dinner, you can choose to hold a lunch or even a brunch.

Q: Who hosts the rehearsal dinner?

A: It’s customary for the groom’s parents to host the rehearsal dinner.

Q: What should I wear to a rehearsal dinner?

A: Since the rehearsal dinner comes after the wedding ceremony rehearsal, the people who attend the rehearsal dinner usually dress up. Men should wear a suit and women should wear a rehearsal dinner cocktail dress.

Q: Who is invited to a rehearsal dinner?

A: The wedding party, the bride and groom’s parents, any people who are reading during the ceremony, and spouses or dates should be invited to the rehearsal dinner.

Q: Is the rehearsal dinner a full meal, or is it more of a snack?

A: The rehearsal dinner menu can be anything you’d like or anything that suits your budget. There’s no set menu.

Do you have a question about rehearsal dinner etiquette? Let us know with a comment. Whether it’s picking out the perfect rehearsal dinner dress or who to invite, Dimitra Designs will help you with all of your rehearsal dinner questions and problems.



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