Often times I get asked for quick and easy rehearsal dinner ideas. Unfortunately, this tends to get lost in all the mix of wedding planning. Traditionally the groom's family pays for the rehearsal dinner but sometimes that's just not in the cards. Like I tell all of my clients, the new traditional is non-traditional. That being said if catering is out of your budget or your just hoping for something very chill with family and friends, here are a few easy prep suggestions that can be made in advance and are relatively inexpensive.
Taco Bout a Great Time: A walking taco bar with doritos and/or fritos, precooked hamburger and/or shredded seasoned chicken, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, sour cream, salsa, tortilla chips and chili to top it off.
Soup, Salad & Breadsticks: Prep two signature soups in crockpots along with a full-scale salad, fresh baked garlic bread sticks and alfredo dipping sauce for a tasty dinner.
The Spaghetti Dinner: Prep spaghetti in a crockpot along with a premade delectable side salad for the ultimate italian food frenzy.
Baked Potatoe Bar: Precook all the potatoes and place them in the crockpot to stay warm, provide sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon bits, black olives, tomatoes and seasoned hamburger.
The "I DO" BBQ: Grill some hamburgers, hotdogs and brats. Include some simple premade sides such as veggies and dip, cut up fruit, chips and cookies along with ice-cold beer.
Classic Pizza Party: Order specialty pizzas from your favorite hometown pizza joint.