Average Cost of a Wedding Rehearsal Dinner 2024


In 2024, the average cost of a wedding rehearsal dinners between $1198 – $1414. A rehearsal dinner is a pre-wedding ceremony, usually held after the wedding rehearsal and the night before the wedding.

  • Rehearsal dinners can be informal or formal.
  • Factors that most effect price: type of venue, type of food, staff wages, and gratuity.
  • Traditionally, toasts are given during the wedding rehearsal dinner by close family and friends.
  • The bride and groom usually take this opportunity to thank family and friends for their help and support.

Don’t feel obligated to spend outside your means. This dinner should be about taking time to relax and express your gratitude to family and friends involved in the wedding.

The rehearsal dinner sets the tone for the wedding weekend, but it doesn’t have to be the same kind of event as your wedding.
A rehearsal dinner is an excellent time to introduce your guests to one another before they gather for your wedding. Especially if you have people coming from far and wide, you’ll want to make sure there are no awkward silences at the dinner table.