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Pre-Wedding Events

From the engagement party to the bridal shower, rehearsal dinner and more, we’ll look at all of those pre-wedding parties and events below, with little tips and suggestions on how you can add your own personal touches to these special traditions (hint: you don’t have to spend a lot of money in the process!)

Engagement Party Ideas and Traditions

Toasting the happy couple at a festive holiday-themed engagement party.

There are certainly many different ways to announce the news of an engagement, and you and your new fiancé should feel free to be as creative as you’d like to be with this event. Traditionally speaking, however, a cocktail party or dinner event can be a wonderful way to announce an engagement. Normally the host of Read more

Planning the Rehearsal Dinner

Salad course is served at an upscale Italian restaurant.

Of all of the potential pre-wedding events that couples typically plan, the rehearsal dinner is arguably the most common get together associated with the big day. Its function is twofold: to celebrate the following day’s wedding with a more intimate gathering of just the closest family and friends, and, as a nice tie-in event to Read more