Decorating Help for Rehearsal Dinner Venue

posted 2 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
Member
47190 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

laynita :  It’s a neutral space, so I wouldn’t worry too much. I would keep the flowers really simple- perhaps a tablescape with single flowers in various narrow necked vases and bottles.

I would consider using the wedding party as a focus for your decor. Find photos of the two of you or either of you, with each member of the wedding party. There are a number of ways to display them. You can get prints done and attach them to spray glue to a piece of foamcore so you can stand them up on the mantel.  You could also display them in stand up frames on the tables. They will serve as a starting  point for discussion about the memories they evoke. Yu can include pics of your parents’ weddings if desired and appropriate.

A more casual look would be pics in jars.

Alternatively, or in addition, you could get the same prints done as engineers prints at Staples. They are done on very thin paper, and you can get a 3×4′ picture for about $7. Glue those to foamcore. They are so lightweight that you can attach them to the walls with Command Strips so no marks on the venue walls. You could include pics of your parents, siblings if you choose.

Post # 3
Member
3555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

laynita :  the room itself isn’t really exciting, so I would try not to draw more attention to it by putting up decorations on the mantle/walls. Instead, i would try to draw attention to the tables with centerpieces. 

Post # 4
Member
847 posts
Busy bee

julies1949 :  is it a common thing to have photos displayed at the rehearsal dinner of the wedding party? It’s a really cool idea.

Post # 5
Member
47190 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

greeneyedamber :  Thanks. I have no idea if it is common or not. I doubt it. I just thought it would be nice to focus on the real purpose of the rehearsal dinner- to thank and honor the wedding party.

Post # 6
Member
2707 posts
Sugar bee

I wouldn’t do a whole lot to the walls. Focus on the tables & use some bright colors. Something even like pinwheels in jars would be cute and colorful. Put pictures of you and Fiance on the mantle. That’s super cute & likely already (or will be) displayed at your home!

Post # 8
Member
3555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

laynita :  seriously. pretty tables will be enough (and i’m the pinterest DECORATE EVERYTHING bride). the reason it’s enough is because it’s the rehearsal dinner, not the wedding. save your time/effort/money to go all out on it. making the tables pretty for the rehearsal dinner is plenty to make it feel festive and special. (:

Leave a comment


Find Amazing Vendors