Courtesy of Pappas Bar-B-Q
The rehearsal dinner is the perfect opportunity for both families to hang out and get to know each other a little better prior to your wedding day. Though, it may be hard for either side to relax if they're meeting for the first time at a formal dinner. Skip the stuffy, seated meal in favor of a more mellow affair—like a backyard barbeque. Don't worry about manning the grill, many BBQ joints—like Houston-based Pappas Bar-B-Q—offer a catering service so you and your guests can enjoy a home cooked meal without the stress of actually preparing one. —Allison Bean, Editorial Assistant, Brides Local Magazines
Wedding Wisdom: Serve local cuisine at the rehearsal dinner or wedding reception to give your family and friends a taste of your hometown.