20 Impressive Ideas for Your Winter Rehearsal Dinner
You've put so much time and effort into planning the perfect wedding, but why stop there? Impress your VIP guests even more by devoting some attention to your rehearsal dinner, too. Like your big day, this pre-wedding party should be designed around a certain theme, no matter how strong or subtle. An easy option? Celebrate the season! If you're tying the knot sometime between December and March, these winter rehearsal dinner ideas are here to inspire.
For something beautifully simple, incorporate the season's color scheme into your celebration. Take this gorgeous room, for example. Chancey Charm planned the space to feature wintry blues, greens, and reds. Other popular winter colors include white, purple, and anything metallic.
Alternatively, incorporate wintertime motifs. That could mean embracing a nearby holiday or going a more nature-inspired route (think: rustic wood or faux fur). Just consider what you love most about winter and find a way to work it into your event décor. There's no wrong way to get inspired. And, no matter how you decorate, festive food will only enhance your fête, so consider spotlighting wintry fare (like comfort food and seasonal flavors). You can even turn your celebration's menu into a thematic activity—make-your-own hot chocolate bar, anyone?
Ahead, we've showcased examples of all the ideas listed above, plus a whole bunch of other genius ones. Browse through our suggestions—complete with pretty photos—and start planning the winter rehearsal dinner of your dreams. It's time to honor your impending wedding and your event's date all at once.
Wooden Place Cards
Turn to the holidays for food inspiration, too. This event's menu—featuring items like prime rib and roasted chicken—resembled that of a festive feast. To complete the look, Elleson Events presented the offerings on snow-white place settings.
Faux Fur Details
Keep everybody toasty with some chic faux fur. Always Yours Events put it on this celebration's chairs.
Moody Place Cards
Embrace winter's darker colorscape with cool, moody stationery. These unique place cards—penned by Maurelle Calligraphy—fit the bill.
If your wedding falls on or around a holiday, feel free to go all out with appropriate décor. This modern Karson Butler Events tablescape featured adorable, colorful faux Christmas trees.
Give your rehearsal dinner a warm aura with the help of candle centerpieces. Elleson Events dreamt up this design.
Utilizing winter flavors is a must. Valley & Company served cranberry punch at this affair.