That’s Clever! Five Rehearsal Dinner Alternatives

It’s time to think outside the box and get creative! After all, a rehearsal dinner is a way to thank your loved ones for being a part of your special day; it’s also a great opportunity to show them an amazing time that they will cherish for years to come. Here are 5 fun rehearsal dinner alternatives that we at L&L Events absolutely love.

1. Brunch

Let’s be honest, brunch is ALWAYS a good idea. A morning full of laughter, enjoyable company, fresh wholesome food and bright mimosas will open the rest of your day up to allow you to prepare for your big day! Who would turn down a rehearsal dinner brunch?!

2. Have a Picnic

Who doesn’t love a picnic? Gather your friends and family for an afternoon at your local park. Think checkered blankets and wicker baskets full of amazing fare to share with your loved ones while creating new memories. Picnics are also a lovely chance to include games and activities like board games, croquet, cornhole or horseshoes. Fun AND relaxing?! We’d say this idea is a big win-win.


3. Wine Tasting

Treat your rehearsal dinner guests to an enjoyable wine tasting or pairing at your favorite vineyard or hire a limo and tour multiple wineries. Follow the tasting with the purchase of a few bottles to share along with some charcuterie and fresh bread.


4. Afternoon Tea

Looking for something a little more formal? Find a location that offers an afternoon tea or keep it personal by hosting an afternoon tea in a gorgeous garden setting. Think beautiful table linens, lush flowers, fine china and teacups. Make it authentic by serving some delicious fresh-brewed tea, finger sandwiches and charming teacakes.


5. Camp out Under the Stars

Getting married in the summer? Here’s your chance to make some magic and unwind! Crowd around a toasty campfire to enjoy s’mores and share stories under the moonlight. If your group is really adventurous and you have a few days before your wedding, pull out the tents, lanterns and sleeping bags and make a night of it!


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