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Fun Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

Planning on getting married in the near future? Want to get away from the traditional, stuffy, sit-down rehearsal dinner? Can’t blame ya!

Over the course of the next two posts we’re going to give you some creative ideas that will make sure your rehearsal dinner is just as memorable as your wedding day! Are you in need of Raleigh caterers for your summer wedding reception? Call Catering by Design today! You’ll love our menu selections, prices and exceptional customer service.

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Fun Ideas for Rehearsal Dinners

Backyard BBQ and Cookout

I recently got married this past March and we totally went with this cost effective and fun idea. We had it a friend’s house who has a large backyard with a heated pool. Not only did we grill out, but we also had a potluck affair. Guests were not required to bring a covered dish or desert, but they could if they wanted to. It all stayed organized through the Facebook event we created for it. We also rented a karaoke machine, and had several outdoor games to play. The kids at the dinner even had their own play area so they wouldn’t be bothered by the adults.

Bowling Rehearsal Dinner

Your rehearsal dinner can literally be anything that you want it to be. You do not have to sit down at a fancy restaurant, all you really have to do is have some food and activities. Bowling is an idea that everyone should love. Most bowling alleys even have a kitchen or grill as well as an arcade. If you go this route, be sure to call ahead and reserve some private lanes or reserve an area where you can eat. Have pizza and beer at the alley or head to a local restaurant before or after bowling. Also keep an eye on the alley’s schedule to be sure there are not any tournament games.

Sports Night Out Rehearsal Dinner

Having a summer wedding is a great time of the year to have your rehearsal dinner at a sporting event. Why not go and check out The Durham Bulls? Even if you’re not really into baseball, you’ll have a great time because every trip to the stadium I’ve ever taken has been really entertaining. They even have private areas that you can rent.

We hope these tips will help you plan a fun rehearsal dinner that everyone will enjoy. Still need a few more ideas? Be sure to join us for part two to read more amazing themes and rehearsal dinner ideas.

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