A rehearsal dinner is rather an intimate event when you have the most important people in your life around for a pre-wedding celebration. Just to appreciate their presence, involvement and show them how much they mean to your couple you should think over giving some favors .
The average cost of a rehearsal dinner is $1,330 —about one-thirtieth of the price of the wedding. While some in-laws foot the bill, more couples are paying for it themselves.
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Your immediate families, the bridal party (including the parents of the flower girl and ring bearer, even if they’re not in the wedding ), any ceremony readers, and your officiant (plus his or her spouse, if married) should always be invited to the rehearsal dinner .
Your dinner must include: all members of the wedding party (and their spouses or dates); parents of flower girls or ring bearers in the wedding, if the little ones are invited; all parents, stepparents and grandparents of the bride and groom , plus siblings who are not in the wedding party (and their spouses or
Gifts : The only gifts expected at the rehearsal dinner , are those for the wedding party . Disperse wedding party gifts to the groom’s best man and groomsmen, along with the bride’s maid-of-honor and bridesmaids. Give gifts to the ring bearer and flower girl as well. Gifts for parents and in-laws are optional.
The bride’s parents give an average $12,000, and the groom’s , $7,000. Just 1 in 10 couples pays for the wedding entirely on their own, according to TheKnot.com.
Anywhere from 10 to 25 people, this group is the perfect size for an intimate dinner with your VIPs, and you can definitely leave it at that.
[ Groom ,] every time I think that I could not be happier for you, something new happens to remind me how blessed I am to be your mother . Thank you for being such a wonderful son. I know that you will be a great husband and that [bride] will be a great wife to you.
10 Wedding Favors Under $1 1 } Washi Tape Tea Lights. If you’re the crafty type, you’ll love this wedding favor idea from Something Turquoise. 2 } Donuts. For less than a dollar apiece, donuts make an excellent wedding favor /late night snack! 3 } Seed Packets. 4 } S’mores. 5 } Glow Sticks. 6 } Tea Bags. 7 } Bookmarks. 8 } Cookies.
DON’T : Have Favors out of Obligation If you are only seeking out a wedding favor idea because you feel like you have to, then you’re better off skipping them completely. That being said, if you definitely want to give your wedding guests a favor, there are many inexpensive wedding favor ideas to consider.
Couples and families only get one … If you ‘re giving an item that’s pricey, such as a silver photo frame, count that as one per couple or family/household. If the favor is edible, like candy or nuts, plan on giving one to each guest . You should also give one favor per person if it’s DIY, like a bookmark.
Traditionally , the groom and the groom’s family pay for the honeymoon , but in this day and age the traditional rules don’t apply. I often see the parents of both the bride and the groom paying for the wedding and allowing the couple the freedom to organize and pay for their honeymoon together.
Parents of the groom who want to give a special wedding gift to their son and his bride should give the gift to the couple together either at the rehearsal dinner, the morning of the ceremony, or in the few days leading up the ceremony.
The bride and groom should provide the rehearsal dinner guest list; but the mother should send out the invitations. It is important to thank everyone for their participation and emotional support of their son and his soon-to-be bride. The speech should be short, and directed mostly to the bride and groom .