There is nothing better than a good party with the ones you love. Thankfully weddings provide ample opportunities for these kinds of parties. Rehearsal dinners, especially are so much fun because everything is more relaxed and you can feel everyone’s excitement for the next 24 hours. It’s also the night when you hear the speeches and stories. My husband’s youngest brother got married last October and their rehearsal dinner location was very fitting.
They are laid back, love country music, and for that matter all things country. They chose a BBQ restaurant that has a private upstairs loft-type room. With exposed brick and a rustic feel it was the perfect backdrop for this night. My mother-in-law wanted to add a couple of special touches to make the room more personalized so she asked for my help. I immediately thought of incorporating a little DIY craft I had used for another project. Originally I used soup cans and sweaters and to see that version you can click here. This time I used wine bottles and burlap. The wine bottles came from my in-laws because they make their own wine so they always have a large collection of empty bottles. I grabbed branches from their yard and collected pictures of the happy couple from the family.
I also wanted to come up with some type of decoration that could also serve as a keepsake for the night. I created decorative cards from scrapbook paper and cardboard and used them as place cards at each seat. Each card had a different question on it which pertained to “how well do you know the happy couple.” For example, “Why is Brandy a great match for Jonathan?” or “What is your favorite memory of the couple?” At the soon-to-be bride and groom’s seats I put a fabric box that was to be used to collect and save all of the cards. Everyone had a great time answering and sharing stories. It really got the whole party involved in making their night memorable. And the best part is that they can look back through their box of notes anytime they want a stroll down memory lane…
|perfect little “trees” for a fall wedding
(love the sign someone gave them as well)
|the place cards|
|sums them up perfectly|