My Intimate Rehearsal Dinner in Texas

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An Intimate Rehearsal Dinner With Texas Sized Fun

Kari of Feathered Arrow Events with fiancé, Jeremy during her intimate rehearsal dinner in Texas

Welcome back to this month’s series of wedding updates! I’m taking you along for the ride during my wedding planning journey all the way from our engagement to the big day! Last week, I shared details about my bachelorette party in Cabo (plus some tips on how to plan yours!) and this week, I’m excited to share about our intimate rehearsal dinner. 

I’ve discussed before what to expect during your wedding rehearsal, but the dinner afterwards is a whole other event to plan. Because we had a destination wedding, Jeremy and I knew the rehearsal dinner was our opportunity to spend one-on-one time with our family + friends. We kept the guest list small inviting only our wedding party (plus spouses) and family members. We took the time to thank everyone for traveling and for all their love + support. To spoil our guests with the amazing food in Texas, we had dinner at Salt Lick BBQ. After dinner, we all went back to the AirBNB for toasts and more drinks before the big day. It was absolutely perfect!  

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Kari of Feathered Arrow Events wearing mothers altered wedding dress for her rehearsal dinner

Perhaps one of the most sentimental parts of our rehearsal dinner was being able to wear my mother’s wedding dress. My sister-in-law generously offered to alter her dress, which meant so much to both my mom and I. Being able to wear such an important piece of my parents wedding day during my own wedding experience is something that I will forever cherish. 

Stay tuned, friends because next week I’ll be sharing sneak peeks of our wedding! However, if you’re looking for more rehearsal dinner inspiration, check out this casual rehearsal dinner, this country themed welcome dinner + this colorful sangeet

If you’re in the middle of planning all your wedding events, contact me on my homepage here + let’s chat! I can help you navigate all the timelines and tasks so you can simply enjoy! 

Feathered Arrow Signature Kari Dirksen


Expert Party Planner, Photographer, and Creative Entrepreneur.

I'm a creative entrepreneur at heart and have been running my business for over 10 years and have planned and executed over 150 weddings. I'm an expert in this industry and care deeply about my clients and making sure they have the best experience. I've also been a photographer for 15 years and have curated some amazing art pieces to spark joy in your life and in your spaces. 

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