Just a week before the grand celebrations begin for the wedding ceremony, a common get together is arranged to unite both the families. Usually it's a dinner party wherein close friends and relatives of the prospective bride and the groom are invited for celebrating the unison of the couple and to offer gratitude to each other's family. Since it's a matter of prestige and esteem, party decorations have quite a lot significance.
Rehearsal Dinner Decorating Ideas
A rehearsal dinner is an important event for a couple as it pours down a feeling of togetherness. Since it's a moment to be cherished, party decorations must complement the happiness present in the air. Preparations usually start a week before so that there's no task pending at the last moment. You can set the venue of the party either in a hotel or host it at your backyard. Today beaches have become much preferred locations for rehearsal dinner parties. However the best option is to organize at your home provided you have ample space. This would save the expenses involved in booking outdoor venues.
The dinner table arrangement can be done with exquisite sets of cutlery and utensils made from china clay and porcelain. If the party has a traditional flavor then enamor the table with antique metal dinner sets. You can also decorate the venue with showpieces and wedding artifacts. Make sure everything is well-organized and people can access everything with ease. Light up the venue with dim lights or cove lights for the purpose of inducing a romantic aura. Have a look at the dining space arrangement.
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Now comes selecting a theme and color for the party. Soothing hues of white, mauve, lavender and beige add sophistication to the party ambiance. Other than table decorations, you can also place glass tables in the corners of the hall and keep beautiful candles on it. Candles are probably the best centerpieces for a rehearsal party. Do an exquisite decoration with aromatic candles, earthen pots and metallic candle stands. You can enamor the candles by doing a silken detailing on them. Wrap them with chiffon ribbons, raffia or any kind of designer threads. Place them on separate plates or inside decorative candle stands. All these decorative pieces will harmonize perfectly with the homely fervor of the rehearsal dinner.
Floral decorations are usually seen everywhere in an auspicious ceremony. It's because people's belief that flowers are blissful and bring good luck is reflected through their presence. Other than simply hanging them on walls or keeping them on pots, you can place a bouquet on the table and wrap a string of flowers around a handkerchief or the wedding invitation card. The elegance of floral arrangement can be accentuated by decorating the glass bowls with petals. Stick to mild and soothing tones (mauve, beige, lavender, yellow, white and purple) of flowers for the rehearsal dinner. If the venue is a beach, then decorate the ambiance with blue and aqua colored flowers. You can also keep the flowers in ceramic pots stuffed with seashells, pebbles and colored sand.
An interesting way to cast a splendor in the rehearsal décor is being a little innovative with wine glasses. Even if you have arranged those exquisite glasses with utmost chasteness, they will enhance the charm of the ambiance. The other option is to do a fabric work on the glass bowls. You can wrap a sequin cloth around them and keep the gifts inside. You can also use the party favors for decorative purposes which will be later handed over to the honored guests. Present the alcoholic drinks with sheer grace by covering them with satin fabric and placing them in metallic jars. We have presented you some brilliant ways of decorating a rehearsal dinner in the next collage.
With the samples presented in this article, I'm sure you are now familiar with the decorative ideas. The best thing is to keep the decorations simple rather going overboard with bright colors and garish ornamentation. Frame everything first in your mind and then implement the plans. With a beautiful decoration and welcoming ambiance, make the rehearsal dinner truly delightful. Best wishes!