Traditionally held the night before the wedding, rehearsal dinners have become more of a celebration themselves instead of just a formality. Some parties choose to have the rehearsal two nights prior or to have a celebratory breakfast instead.

The point of a rehearsal dinner is for the two families to meet if they haven’t, and to get to know each other better if they have. It also provides a more relaxed environment for people to greet and mingle than there will be on the wedding day itself. Rehearsal dinners are usually hosted by the groom’s family and the guest list often includes the members of the wedding party, the officiant, and their significant others.

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