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50+ Fun Ideas for Your Rehearsal Dinner

By: Mary Wozniak

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  • Fun Themes

    Fun Themes

    A colorful fiesta theme is instant fun. Go all out with a Mexican menu — don’t forget the mojitos!

  • Fun Themes

    Fun Themes

    Head out to the ranch for a cowboy cookout, or simply transform your backyard with gingham, mason jars, and other rustic décor.

    Photo Credit: Photography by Verdi

  • Fun Themes

    Fun Themes

    Treat your wedding party to a beachfront luau, complete with traditional Hawaiian music and hula dancing.

  • Fun Themes

    Fun Themes

    Build your theme around a favorite location or hobby, like this beach and fishing-themed celebration held near a marina with gorgeous sunset views.

    Photo Credit: Ellen Roy Photography

  • Fun Themes

    Fun Themes

    Think outside the box. Guests at this Goonies-themed rehearsal dinner enjoyed the cult classic on an inflatable movie screen.

  • Memorable Locations

    Memorable Locations

    An innovative locale, such as this elegant art gallery, sets the scene for an unforgettable celebration. 

  • Memorable Locations

    Memorable Locations

    Enjoy the sun and sand with a scenic waterside location.

  • Memorable Locations

    Memorable Locations

    Opt for a romantic winery setting.

  • Memorable Locations

    Memorable Locations

    A beautiful dockside location is perfect for a sunny, warm weather rehearsal dinner.

  • Memorable Locations

    Memorable Locations

    Take your crew to the bowling alley for a laid-back get together with casual fare.

  • Unique Stationery

    Unique Stationery

    Have fun with a unique invitation, like this vintage postcard with a movie billboard design.

    Photo Credit: Beyond Design/Etsy

  • Unique Stationery

    Unique Stationery

    Map out the festivities with a custom map. Be creative and add special locales, like the scene of your first date or the proposal site.

    Photo Credit: BP Calligraphy/Etsy

  • Unique Stationery

    Unique Stationery

    You’ve planned a fun weekend! Get all the details in one place with a charming custom itinerary.

  • Unique Stationery

    Unique Stationery

    Share your love story with a customized and printable dinner menu.

  • Unique Stationery

    Unique Stationery

    Set the stage and introduce the cast of characters with a fun playbill program.

    Photo Credit: Grand Way Press

  • Unique Stationery

    Unique Stationery

    Thank the ones who helped make it happen with this lovely printable dinner menu.

    Photo Credit: Dainty Printables

  • Delightful Décor

    Delightful Décor

    Honor your wedding party and special guests with pretty heart wine glass charms.

  • Delightful Décor

    Delightful Décor

    Tomorrow’s the day, and it’s going to be fabulous! This hand painted sign is made from reclaimed wood.

  • Delightful Décor

    Delightful Décor

    Your lobster fest is more fun with a punny “for butter or for worse.”

  • Delightful Décor

    Delightful Décor

    He stole your heart... these clever cups foretell tomorrow’s big event.

  • Delightful Décor

    Delightful Décor

    Creativity is key for a fun and vibrant décor. Add bright and cheerful garden flowers to these multi-hued tin cans for a knockout centerpiece.

  • Delightful Décor

    Delightful Décor

    Let ‘em know you’re “getting hitched”!

    Photo Credit: Photography by Verdi

  • Delightful Décor

    Delightful Décor

    One more day! Count down to the main event with custom cocktail napkins.

  • Innovative Menus

    Innovative Menus

    Think beyond the formal plated dinner for your menu. Guests at this casual but stylish affair enjoyed wood-fired build-your-owns pizzas.

  • Innovative Menus

    Innovative Menus

    Everyone loves an old-fashioned barbecue. Direct your guests to the fun with this handmade rustic signage.

    Photo Credit: Craft Mart Texas/Etsy

  • Innovative Menus

    Innovative Menus

    A beach lobster fest is perfect for your nautical theme or destination wedding.

  • Innovative Menus

    Innovative Menus

    Get your guests up and mingling with an interactive food station like this oyster bar.

  • Innovative Menus

    Innovative Menus

    Enjoy some brews before “I dos” with this chalkboard craft beer menu.

    Photo Credit: MJN Doodles/Etsy

  • Innovative Menus

    Innovative Menus

    Offer a taste of what’s to come with “wedding cake” popcorn. DIY a popcorn buffet with custom flavored seasonings and labels from In Nonna's Kitchen.

  • Innovative Menus

    Innovative Menus

    Offer a signature beverage like this oh-so-pretty spring blossom cocktail.

    Photo Credit: Bird's Party

  • Innovative Menus

    Innovative Menus

    You’ll want to pop open a bit of the bubbly. Even better: DIY champagne popsicles with pretty edible flowers.

    Photo Credit: Cooking with Janica

  • Innovative Menus

    Innovative Menus

    All you need is love... and ice cream. Add these cute wooden spoons for a sweet treat.

  • Innovative Menus

    Innovative Menus

    The rehearsal dinner is your chance to have some fun with a colorful and quirky cake design, like this lovebird cake. 

    Photo Credit: Pink Cake Box

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment

    You’ll definitely want some tunes. Music can enhance your décor and theme — this rehearsal dinner held in a rustic restored barn featured a banjo player and fiddler.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment

    Imaginative entertainment keeps things lively. This dreamy island celebration included swaying palm trees, a steel drum band, and exciting fire dancers.

    Photo Credit: Monarch Studio

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment

    Gather around the fire pit. S’mores would be a nice touch.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment

    Rustic outdoor dinner? Let your guests hitch a ride on the haywagon.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment

    Keep your littlest guests — and their parents — happy with kid-friendly food and games. 

  • Fun Group Activities

    Fun Group Activities

    Spell f-u-n. Challenge your guests to a game of giant lawn Scrabble.

    Photo Credit: Redneck Retreat/Etsy

  • Fun Group Activities

    Fun Group Activities

    Try beer bottle “wedding ring toss,” handmade from rustic repurposed cedar.

  • Fun Group Activities

    Fun Group Activities

    Add sparkle to the action with a custom glittered vintage croquet set.

    Photo Credit: Mintage Home/Etsy

  • Fun Group Activities

    Fun Group Activities

    Go big or go home with giant-sized dominoes or Jenga.

    Photo Credit: Redneck Retreat/Etsy

  • Fun Group Activities

    Fun Group Activities

    Get the golfers out on the green for a fun putting contest.

  • Fun Group Activities

    Fun Group Activities

    Pick teams for a friendly game of corn hole with these custom corn hole boards, upcycled from reclaimed wood.

  • Fun Group Activities

    Fun Group Activities

    Your guests will enjoy sharing memories of your love story.

  • Fun Group Activities

    Fun Group Activities

    Create instant memories of the festivities with a Polaroid camera station.

  • Fun Group Activities

    Fun Group Activities

    Offer a trivia challenge based on your theme, like this '80s trivia game.

  • Special Gift Bags & Favors

    Special Gift Bags & Favors

    Welcome everyone to the festivities with customized gift bag notes or tags.

    Photo Credit: 76th Street Ink/Etsy

  • Special Gift Bags & Favors

    Special Gift Bags & Favors

    Have a Coke with your wedding party! Custom labels make for a fun beverage and a great favor.

  • Fun Group Activities

    Fun Group Activities

    Every dinner guest will offer words of wisdom to the happy couple with these double-duty coasters.

    Photo Credit: Lucky Bee Press/Etsy

  • Special Gift Bags & Favors

    Special Gift Bags & Favors

    Beer can koozies are a perfect favor for your “I do BBQ.”

  • Special Gift Bags & Favors

    Special Gift Bags & Favors

    Sow the seeds of love. Seed packets are a sweet and simple rehearsal dinner favor.

    Photo Credit: Izzy and Loll/Etsy

50+ Fun Ideas for Your Rehearsal Dinner

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