4 Unique Ideas for Rehearsal Dinners
Set a festive tone for the main event at a rehearsal dinner that invites families to get acquainted.
These days, rehearsal dinners can be much more than their name implies. Traditionally, the pre-wedding party is a mixer for the bride’s and groom’s attendants and families after a walkthrough of the ceremony. But many hosts treat it as a welcome party as well, inviting extended family and guests from out of town to join in the fun.
There are no formal rules; just let your personality and the setting be your guide. For inspiration, consider these ideas from a sampling of Four Seasons resorts.
At Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, luaus, complete with leis, mai tais, and hula dancers, bring everyone together in a traditional Hawaiian way. And the setting—the Oceanfront Lawn with spectacular views of Wailea Beach, the island of Lanai and the Kahalawai Mountains—couldn’t be more ideal.
A poolside barbecue begins the celebration in true Southwestern style at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. The Resort’s pool area is a spectacular space with a deck and built-in bar, letting revellers enjoy cowboy-inspired cuisine under the starry Sonoran sky.
An interactive experience encourages guests to get to know one another. At Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore Santa Barbara, for example, a whimsical dessert station featuring customised ice cream flavours blended to order on a cold stone will have guests buzzing. The resort will even organize a scavenger hunt to get everyone in the game.