A New England Rehearsal Luncheon | The Parties
When we started planning our wedding, and by "we" I mean when my mom and I started deciding on design elements to include in the wedding day, our brains felt like they might explode and leave debris in the form of flowers, mason jars, garland, and horseshoe. There were just so many different moments we wanted to include. We had over a year to shop for pretty things, which meant the attic began to look a lot like the back room of BHLDN, AKA my dream world, but still a little overwhelming. So rather than stuff as many of our ideas and collected pretties into one day, we decided to throw one awesome backyard party and skip the rehearsal dinner. I may be biased but I am now convinced rehearsal luncheons are the way to go.
We had a small wedding guest list of about 50 people, and everyone was traveling from another state to Porstmouth, NH. Since many of our guests were arriving at least a day before our wedding day, we decided to throw a welcome party and invite everyone to mingle, eat, and play a few yard games. Since there was a huge rain cloud over the day of our wedding on our weather app, it was also the perfect opportunity to have our photographer, and best friend, snap a few pictures.
If you ever begin to feel overwhelmed by the design of your wedding day, consider taking a few of your ideas and using them for the rehearsal, a farewell brunch, or even an engagement party. It is more than fine to love pink and green china and flowers the shade of plum, but those two may start to compete when they are on the same table. Save the more formal ideas for your wedding day and take the cute, casual moments and apply them to another party you have planned.