Rehearsal Dinner

April 16

Flourish Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration Board

Today’s rehearsal dinner inspiration board is all about elegant flourishes with a bit of a French flair. We went with a beautiful taupe and fuchsia color combination that makes a subtle impact. Delicate details make all the difference.

rehearsal dinner inspiration board

L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Flourish Focus rehearsal dinner invitation, Centerpiece, Cork Place Card Holders, Cappuccino, Taupe Damask Linens, Taupe Drink, Hazelnut Macarons, Kate Spade Celeste Slingbacks


March 27

Ask Etta: Who’s Invited to the Rehearsal Dinner?

While we dish about the hottest trends and latest designs (aka the fun parts of wedding planning!) we also know how stressful prepping for the big day can be. So, we would like to formally introduce you to Etta, our new etiquette expert. She’s ready and happy to delve into your every etiquette dilemma.

Mary Asks…

I’m getting ready to order invites for my rehearsal dinner… who exactly should be on the guest list?

Etta Says…

We get this question all the time. Must-haves include:

  • your wedding party and their significant others
  • parents of any youngsters playing a part in your ceremony, like your flower girl or ring bearer
  • you and your hubby’s close relatives
  • any special guests, like your officiant and their significant other

You’re not obligated to invite out-of-towners, but if your dinner space and budget allow, it’s nice to include them as well. Happy planning!


November 3

Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration Board

For a simply chic rehearsal dinner, try a neutral color palette of white, ivory, and kraft paper brown. Combine casual, crafty elements with slightly dressed up accents for unexpected elegance.

rehearsal dinner inspiration board

L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Rose China invitation, Burlap Chair Tie, Doily Cupcake Wrappers, Kraft Paper Favors, White Floral Centerpiece, Macarons, Place Setting


August 18

Bordeaux Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration Board

Take cues from the fashion scene when deciding on a color theme for your Fall rehearsal dinner. Bordeaux and shades of deep red are the “it” colors for the Fall season. We used one of our favorite new invitations in this rich hue and created our mood board around it.


 L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Majestic Monogram party invitation, Red Velvet Cupcakes, Florals, Chanel Nail Polish, Elie Saab Front-Slit Ruched Gown, Wine Glass Gel Candle


June 23

Marigold Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration Board

We asked, you voted! Our Facebook fans wanted today’s inspiration board to be marigold and deep turquoise. This modern rehearsal dinner board takes cues from our chic invitation with angular lines, bold blocks of color and sleek white and gray accents. 

rehearsal dinner inspiration board

L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Stacked Style invitation, Tablescape, Chrysanthemum Cupcake, Mini Cakes, Ali Ro Asymmetric Draped Dress, Satin Chair Sash, Yellow Paper Poms, Marigold arrangement, Candies, Chocolate bars


May 17

A Creative Dining Idea: Eye Candy

Although our Eye Candy feature is (typically) dedicated to bright and sparkly delights, we often come across creative ideas that are too good not to share—even if they’re simple and don’t necessarily twinkle.

This unique dinner plate design featured in a Style Me Pretty photo shoot stopped me in my inspiration-searching tracks! Writing out guests’ menu choice directly onto their plates is an arty, eye-catching and informative way to personalize the dining experience. Wouldn’t you agree?