Spending time with your loved ones before and after your wedding is part of the memories you’ll long cherish years after the event has passed. While it’s certainly wonderful to have a big celebration for your day, sometimes taking special time aside to intimately celebrate tying the knot with those closest to you just means so much more. To do so, many couples will host a rehearsal dinner or day-after brunch to bring together those participating in the wedding event and the very close family and friends for something a little more intimate.
Over the years, these events have transformed into fun, interactive, and memorable experiences to be forever cherished. If you’re trying to come up with a rehearsal dinner idea that’s out of this world or a day-after brunch that will ‘wow’ attendees, we’ve listed 3 unique ideas here in Connecticut, worth considering.
Fun & Interactive
If fun and memorable are your goal, then consider an interactive activity over just making dinner reservations. Something fun like a cigar rolling class or cocktail mixing session taught by a bartender gives guests a moment to learn something fun and new while celebrating you. Other ideas like setting up board games at the rehearsal dinner for guests to play in-between or things like corn hole, giant tumbling blocks – or some other ice breakers can all set a fun mood and build relationships that will make the day ahead even more memorable.
Intimate Morning-After Brunch
One of the newest trends sweeping wedding festivities is morning-after brunches. This extends the celebrations just a bit longer and offers couples time to say a special thanks to their closest family and friends. Enjoying some mimosas and a light meal the next day as you excitedly swap stories from the night before or look through picture reels in each other’s phones is just one reason why the morning-after brunch is taking off. If you have guests who’ve traveled from afar this can also show them some extra appreciation for attending.
Go On a Cruise!
Cruise the Connecticut River with your nearest and dearest! What an incredible way to kick off the wedding celebrations. Experience the beautiful Connecticut River launching from Eagle Landing State Park in Haddam, CT with adventurect.com! Host a private cocktail party or dinner with your wedding party and family. As you dine, you’ll get up-close views of the historic Goodspeed Opera House and Gillette Castle. As you enjoy the gorgeous river and surrounding landscape where your celebration is taking place, you may even see some American Bald Eagles! Talk about unique!