I was at dinner this evening at a local restaurant and there was a large party of about 30 people at the next table. At first we thought it was a birthday or anniversary dinner but it turns out that it was a rehearsal dinner. The couple is getting married tomorrow.
How do I know? The bride and groom made a toast and thanked everyone for coming, said they looked forward to having them with them tomorrow and then handed out blue handkerchiefs.
You usually hear wedding experts talk about the bridal party and parents roasting and toasting the bride and groom at the rehearsal dinner but it's a nice idea for the bride and groom to say something too.
The couple tonight spoke for maybe 2-3 minutes. Their speech was simple - they thanked everyone for being at the dinner and said they were looking forward to tomorrow.
So before you call it a night at your rehearsal dinner, say a few words to your guests - after all they are your closest friends and relatives.