Semi Casual Rehearsal Dinner
I have read that tradition and etiquette dictate that out-of-town guests, as well as the wedding party, are to be included in the rehearsal dinner. But what happens when half (or more) of your guests are traveling to the wedding? I’ve seen this handled three ways: 1. you throw a more casual dinner and truly include everyone, 2. you host a smaller dinner and then open it up to the whole guest list afterward for cocktails, or 3. you throw all that to the wind and do whatever suits the situation best. Personally, I wasn’t comfortable with option 3, and option 1 was cost prohibitive…so we decided to throw a small dinner with a casual cocktail party to follow!
After we rehearse on Friday, our families, our priest, and our friends who are participating in the wedding ceremony will attend our rehearsal dinner. Considering that we are going Full Traditional for our wedding cuisine, we wanted to do something different and a little more “us” for the rehearsal dinner.
We decided to hold it at a fun and trendy Indian bistro just down the road from our church.* Tandoor Char House is run by two young brothers and has amazing food & a great ambiance, and is always packed. We’re placing an order beforehand and will dine family style…keep the chicken tikka masala coming, bro.