Who should host the rehearsal dinner?

QuestionWe’ve been asked to host the rehearsal dinner. Who usually hosts the rehearsal dinner?

AnswerIn times past, traditional wedding etiquette sees the rehearsal dinner as the responsibility of the groom’s parents. In today’s modern times, this arrangement may not work for the engaged couple. Some couples prefer to host their own rehearsal dinner while others may choose not to have the rehearsal dinner at all.

Have a good chat with the bride and groom and see what they’d like for their rehearsal dinner. Generally, couples who are planning a very formal wedding reception tend to have a more casual rehearsal dinner. If they are planning to give thank you gifts to the wedding party, the rehearsal dinner is the perfect occasion to do so.