Bride Blogger // The Rehearsal Dinner

From Miss June:

The rehearsal dinner was absolutely beautiful.  The in-laws pulled it off with style!! I have to thank my new Aunt Fran Rounsborg at Platinum Weddings and Events in Kearney, NE for the wonderful decorations and table and chair coverings this day.  It was just wonderful.
At this point, I was done doing anything else!  Tasks had been distributed out all week, we got the favors done, gifts were wrapped for being distributed at the rehearsal dinner, everyone knew their parts, and everyone made it in town OK and (mostly) on time.
We had a cocktail hour at the Paxton between the end of rehearsal at the church and dinner.  It was beautiful, the food was simply amazing, and a string quartette played both during the cocktail hour and dinner.  We had a table set up of pictures of family member’s wedding photos, and another table with pictures and captions for each of our bridesmaids and groomsmen.. “Meet the Maids” and “Meet the Gents.”  We heard so many compliments on those two tables and we set them up again the next night at the back of the reception. It gave wandering guests something to do between conversations and brought everyone a little closer that night. :)  We also made a seating arrangement that mixed our two families together so they could get to know one another before the wedding. We heard great things about how happy they were to meet someone on the other side of the family at dinner, and would not have had that same opportunity otherwise.
After dinner concluded, we had a slideshow of our childhoods up to this point in our lives, and handed out gifts to those who had a part in the wedding. Brad went with money clips for the groomsmen, and I chose engraved glass keepsake boxes for my bridesmaids with earrings for the following day in them.

The last fun twist to the night was a tradition form Brad’s side… the “Hall Family Wedding Tradition” of pulling out those big, red, wax lips and giving our neighbor a big smooch!  I’m not sure everyone really got it, but it was fun, non-the-less, and made for some great candid pictures!
The rehearsal dinner was absolutely beautiful.  The in-laws pulled it off with style!! I have to thank my new Aunt Fran Rounsborg at Platinum Weddings and Events in Kearney, NE for the wonderful decorations and table and chair coverings this day.  It was just wonderful.
At this point, I was done doing anything else!  Tasks had been distributed out all week, we got the favors done, gifts were wrapped for being distributed at the rehearsal dinner, everyone knew their parts, and everyone made it in town OK and (mostly) on time.
We had a cocktail hour at the Paxton between the end of rehearsal at the church and dinner.  It was beautiful, the food was simply amazing, and a string quartette played both during the cocktail hour and dinner.  We had a table set up of pictures of family member’s wedding photos, and another table with pictures and captions for each of our bridesmaids and groomsmen.. “Meet the Maids” and “Meet the Gents.”  We heard so many compliments on those two tables and we set them up again the next night at the back of the reception. It gave wandering guests something to do between conversations and brought everyone a little closer that night. :)  We also made a seating arrangement that mixed our two families together so they could get to know one another before the wedding. We heard great things about how happy they were to meet someone on the other side of the family at dinner, and would not have had that same opportunity otherwise.
After dinner concluded, we had a slideshow of our childhoods up to this point in our lives, and handed out gifts to those who had a part in the wedding. Brad went with money clips for the groomsmen, and I chose engraved glass keepsake boxes for my bridesmaids with earrings for the following day in them.

The last fun twist to the night was a tradition form Brad’s side… the “Hall Family Wedding Tradition” of pulling out those big, red, wax lips and giving our neighbor a big smooch!  I’m not sure everyone really got it, but it was fun, non-the-less, and made for some great candid pictures!

(Janine McClintock)

 

All photos from Janine McClintock, preferred vendor.

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