My Little Brother’s Rehearsal Dinner!

I had so much fun helping my mom pull 
together the rehearsal dinner for my little brother!
Everything has to be budget DIY. As we sat at chick-fil-a for a dinner break….I told her I feel like we were on some show like design star!! We only had a window of 48 hours to make everything happen. We woke up..went to the location..made a plan..shopped for items we wanted to use for decor and everything for the dessert/drink tables! Then we slept…woke up and set up! We wanted to make everything extra special for our Daniel and Shanna!

I’m really happy with how it all turned out..
it was a great celebration..I think everyone had fun. 
And Shanna and Daniel were smiling..ALOT. 
that probably had something to do with the 
fact that they were getting married the next day…

PS. This post is a glimpse into the very
 “full of life” family life..that I grew up with.. haha.

DIY Photobooth – I was so excited when my mom said yes to this idea! we had a blast shopping for all the props.(sophie loved it too. :) that sombrero…$3 or $4 bucks at Hobby Lobby!? #deal
I seriously can’t even handle the cuteness of the Bride and Groom photo below though! We grabbed up the top hat from paper mart (party store) and used the veil and crown from my bachelorette party!
Everyone loved this..I am using this same idea for another party soon. It makes everyone goof off a little and have fun! 
Aren’t they adorable?? And I think we need to carry around fake mustaches with us more often.
just sayin….. we look awesome.

A little trivia game time…
all things Daniel and Shanna.
Made the morning of. :) 
I’m totally a last minute “omg that would be so cute let’s do it!” idea girl…

I thought they turned out cute! Ben was confused. and Father Matt won.
everyone is convinced he cheated. we will never know……
I’ll share an up-close shot of the game soon!
I accidently deleted it off my computer. 
me- 0…..mommy brain- 1

Rehearsal Dinner Details
DIY place cards (from my printables collection I created)

shanna and daniel trivia cards (made the morning of in photoshop..printed at staples)
Cute packs of $1 bin pencils from Michael’s
Photos of the happy couple in IKEA frames tied with ribbon
Table linens- Curtains from “As is” Section at IKea
Cake Stands and platters – Brought from my house (pottery barn/tjmaxx)

Candles down the center of the tables: 
-Glass Candle Stick holders- $0.50 IKEA
-Pack of 20 Candle Sticks – IKEA
-Circle vases/Candles/Tea Lights – Already had from my wedding
-Glass Circle Container Arrangement:
Bowl from Michaels?..Sand and Candles from Ikea

ALLLLLL the Desserts came from our fabulous Giant Eagle Bakery.
The Cheesecake came plain..just added the Strawberries/Glaze (fav of the night! so good.)

This probably should have gone first in this post..
but that photo at the top was tooo stinkin cute.
Here they are earlier in the night at the rehearsal!! It was so exciting.

CONGRATS you you both. 

Just a little awesomeness
to leave you with…

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  • Reply
    Mrs. Huse Clifton
    September 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Beautiful pictures it looks like the best of times! What a great family you have, very blessed.

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    Anna of IHOD
    October 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Oh my gosh this is awesome. That last photo made me laugh so hard. How cool of you to plan that for them!!!
    Hugs to your fam!

  • Reply
    October 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    The dessert table looks great! Can’t wait to see wedding pics! :)

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