Rehearsal Dinner Decorations

Rehearsal dinner decorations help to set the mood for the evening. Guests will immediately understand the vibe and theme of the evening after viewing the centerpieces, table décor and table settings. You can also use decorations to convey a certain elegance or sophistication.

Rehearsal dinner decorating ideas include:

  • Centerpieces: Select rehearsal dinner centerpieces based on the location and theme of the party. Colorful flowers in a vase are appropriate for a formal setting. Place colored LED lights in the vases to bring nighttime affairs to life. Another idea is to spray paint decorative branches silver, string sparkly gems on clear fish wire, and hang the gems on the branches.  Arrange the branches in a tall vase, and fill the vase with ornate rocks, to add some spice to a modern party.
  • Table Decorations: Choose a favorite lyric from a meaningful song or a quotation from a special greeting card or famous individual. Print the text, along with a table number on colorful or patterned paper. Cut the paper to the size of a small frame (4 x 6 is appropriate). Frame the piece of paper, and place it on the table as a decoration. Scatter sparkly gems around the centerpieces, light votive candles and sprinkle flower petals or confetti for additional rehearsal dinner table decorations.
  • Pictures: Framed pictures of the couple make spectacular rehearsal dinner decorations. Choose an assortment of pictures, such as the couple on vacation, making silly faces, a picture from early on in the relationship and a picture of them in present day. Place small cards next to the pictures to describe the event. For example, write, “Spa Day - Riviera Maya, Mexico.” Position the pictures near the guest seating cards.
  • Table Settings: Craft personalized engagement party menus, and place them at each table setting. Be sure to include the names of the future bride and groom, along with their wedding date, at the top of the menu. Include favors, such as colorful candies or almond candies in clear plastic boxes. Choose a foundation that is of importance to the bride and groom. Print small tags that say, “Thank you for being our guest. In honor of your presence, a donation has been made to “Hope Walks,” to help find a cure for ovarian cancer. Punch a hole through the corner of the tag. Tie a ribbon (with the tag on it) around the favor box. Set a single flower, such as an orchid at each table setting. Choose the type and color of flower based on the color theme of the party.
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