A dramatic nautical rehearsal dinner
Welcome back to the fourth installment of the “Other Parties” series going on this week on Scissors brought to you by our intern Alex. Every bride knows that outside the main event are a seemingly endless list of parties that either build up to or wind down from the wedding itself. It can be a bit overwhelming, no? But the fun side is that they can be a great opportunity to showcase all the fabulous ideas that didn’t make it into the big day.
The rehearsal dinner is an event where the key players of the wedding gather after rehearsing for the wedding ceremony to take place the next day. The dinner is traditionally hosted by the grooms family, but like most wedding events we’ve been covering this week, tradition is loosening and couples are often hosting, or at least planning, the event themselves. The guest list can be anything from immediate family and wedding party to a huge bash with every out of town guest invited. The location is similarly anything goes- it can be held at a restaurant, a private home, the hotel where most guests are staying, or anything else you can dream up.
At Rock Paper Scissors we think the rehearsal dinner is a nice event to make a nod to the groom’s hobbies and tastes. With a whirlwind of feminine and bride centric events, this is a great opportunity to honor the other half of the wedding celebration! With a sailing loving groom in mind this inspiration board started with the discovery of this amazing and dramatic invitation suite- proof that nautical need not be simply cutesy or preppy! From there we sought out other great paper products, table numbers and place cards, that used two elements from the invitation suite, rope and anchors. And to round it out, life saver cupcakes are perfect for a rehearsal dinner, slightly less formal and less expensive than a cake.
Rock Paper Scissors Twist: Rope can be an unexpected and fun design element. It can be incorporated into centerpieces, signage, even invitations, lending a more masculine vibe to the event.