Rehearsal dinner


Rehearsal dinner

A rehearsal dinner is a pre-wedding ceremony in North American tradition, usually held after the wedding rehearsal and the night before the wedding ceremony.

The guests generally include the couple to be married and others who form the wedding party, but may also include extended family and out-of-town guests. The rehearsal dinner costs are traditionally incurred by the parents of the groom. However, modern traditions allow for either side or for the bride and groom to incur these costs.

The purpose of the Rehearsal Dinner is for the relatives and friends of the bride and groom to meet and have a good time. The couple generally takes this opportunity to thank everyone who has put work into helping them with the wedding preparations. Activities generally include, toasting (or roasting), and presentation of small gifts for those who have helped plan the wedding.


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