Drinks With a Twist
Serve up signature cocktails at the brunch. Do you have fond memories of sipping (virgin) Pina Coladas by the pool on vacation? Re-create the concoction -- with alcohol -- for your guests. Do you love Italy and all its charms? Serve up Bellinis (prosecco and peach nectar).
Create your own bride and groom photo placemats for the rehearsal dinner: Scan in tons of photos of the couple, from childhood through those awkward teenage years to now, and lay them out in a design program on your computer. Print to the standard placemat size. Or, for the tech unsavvy, simply tape a collage together then photocopy at a reputable shop. You can even laminate them for a fun keepsake.
Before you bid your guests adieu at the brunch, send them on their travels with a farewell treat. Think: doughnut holes, gumballs, even mini bottles of water. Place the goods in paper bag stamped with your new address and a note to keep in touch.
Let them eat cake at the wedding. For the rehearsal dinner, choose an assortment of your favorite finger sweets like his grandma's cheesecake brownies and your mom's M&M cookies. Serve them on cake platters at each table, or for a touch of casual class, ask the waiters to pass the homemade desserts on silver platters.
Proposal Place Cards
Do you have a photo from the night you two got engaged? Use it on the rehearsal dinner place cards as a reminder of the moment that led you all to this event. Added bonus: have someone from each side tell their version of the proposal story.
Rehearsals + Brunches