wedding rehearsal dinner help
As mother of the groom I am planning the wedding rehearsal dinner. I have no idea what is customary and I need help.
This is what I have found out so far:
dinner takes place right after rehearsal at a chosen spot: home, restaurant etc and usually night before wedding
invites should go out about 2 weeks-1 month prior
toasts are given as dinner begins
Now my questions are:
what am I missing?
I read somewhere about gifts being given to attendants. Who is generally responsible for these?
are table decorations usually customary? name placecards?
I am planning on having dinner at a restaurant. Does everyone just order what they want? what about alcohol & dessert?
who is generally invited?
I know there must be more things that I don't even know enough about to ask the right questions.
any and all help and advice is very welcome.