May 27, 2011

Rehearsal Dinner Reception

The Settlement – Williamsburg, Virginia

Not your TYPICAL rehearsal dinner

Ashley and Richard’s rehearsal dinner was a little more elaborate than what one would expect.  First, the “rehearsal dinner” was determined to be the “big party” and it would be happening BEFORE the actual wedding ceremony the following day.

Thinking completely outside the box, Ashley and Richard decided to do many of the formalities normally associated with the Wedding Reception at the rehearsal dinner…including: Grand Entrance, First Dances and Toasts.  This took some careful planning on my part as Master of Ceremonies, as my script had to be adjusted accordingly.   “Please welcome for the last time as an engaged couple….”, “And now Ashley will share her last dance with her father before she becomes a married lady…” , etc….(very simple…as long as you think about it in advance)

A delectable spread was created by Meredith and Donna from A Catered Affair by Second St.


After a great meal, it was time to party and everyone LOVES the 1980’s!!!!!!!

Nancy and her staff from The Settlement were so friendly and so accommodating to everyone.  I look forward to my next invitation there.