Unlike the flow of a reception, a rehearsal dinner (depending on the vibe you're going for) is a little different. And unlike your reception, which will have a certain musical vibe for cocktail hour, then dinner, then followed by early evening dancing and then into the late night and after-party music, your rehearsal dinner playlist will most likely have a chiller feel.
If you're choosing to have speeches or dancing at your rehearsal dinner, there may be a bit of a musical up and down, but since most couples will choose to have it be essentially an extended dinner party with their nearest and dearest, you'll naturally want music playing that you'd want at the dinner party of your dreams. Think some good jazz (Dave Brubeck, Sonny Clark), a little throwback (Nancy Sinatra), some classics (The Rolling Stones), a couple of "Oh, interesting choice, didn't see that coming but it somehow works..." (Pavement, Beck).
So, yes, we created this list of wonderful rehearsal dinner songs just for you. Enjoy them at your rehearsal dinner, your next dinner party, a Tuesday night cooking dinner—you do you.