The rehearsal dinner kicks off the celebration of your fun-filled wedding weekend with a bang. Set the tone for your big day by starting with a relaxing evening full of great food, refreshing drinks, and loved ones! Make it a night to remember by mixing it up and letting your creativity soar by trying these creative rehearsal dinner ideas.
After all, food is an immediate icebreaker at events, and who doesn’t love a good ol’ classic brunch? Bring your family and friends together for a morning full of buffet-style foods and treats before the wedding day rush. Think outside of the box and get creative with donut walls, waffle towers, mimosa fountains and more! Having this mid-day meal allows you and your guests to get as much rest as possible before your big day.
Get out of the city lights and take to the horizon with a charming boat cruise. Giving a more personalized feel, showcase the beauty of the surrounding area in which you choose to say “I do.” Whether it’s on a lake, river, or ocean, a night cruise is bound to make a major splash on your wedding weekend. Have a toast on the water with light appetizers, an open bar and a delicious meal. Who doesn’t feel serene cruising along with great company? This will leave your guests raving about the uniqueness of the wonderful night for years after.
If you’re nervous about the big day to come, why not take it back to those childhood days with a night full of fun and games? Having a game-night themed rehearsal dinner will allow you and your guests to let loose and have fun. Have a stress-free night full of pure excitement at a local bowling alley or arcade and dine on delicious finger foods such as mini burgers or personal pizzas. You’ve probably grown up with most of these people, so why not take the opportunity to be a kid again?
Bring your own taste to the table with a dinner theme of your choosing. Whether it’s a make-your-own-pizza-party, Mexican-themed fiesta with a taco bar, crawfish broil or murder mystery dinner, the sky’s the limit. Keep the season in mind such as vegetables or soups with roasts for fall and winter. You don’t want to repeat the same food at your wedding reception, so get creative with a theme! Remember to cater to the dietary restrictions of some of your guests as well. At Bradford Catered Events, we offer a variety of food options that will leave your guests with both full stomachs and hearts.
The goal for a rehearsal dinner is to have everyone mingling and feeling laid back. What better way to do that than with a potluck? This home-style atmosphere will bring everyone together in a chill, light-hearted manner. Incorporate locally-grown produce into your catered dishes and utilize a fireplace area to roast warm treats like s’mores. Have each guest bring their favorite fall-themed treats to highlight the joy this time of year brings. Having games such as corn hole and Giant Jenga will get guests of all ages interacting, while having a great time!
When it comes to hosting the perfect night before your big wedding day, it’s important to be stress-free with help from nothing but the best! Wherever the venue, whatever the style, however many guests and whatever the food, let Bradford Catered Events go above and beyond your expectations of your rehearsal dinner. We offer set-up services, clean-up services, and complete bar service. With over 35 years of experience, customizable menus and multiple food service options, we make it easy to get everything you need in one place. To book BCE for your wedding or event, give us a call at (865) 522-5552 or visit our website.