Fun + Festive Rehearsal Dinner Ideas

The creative team behind the upcoming The NotWedding in Atlanta put together this fun “rehearsal dinner” a few weeks ago. I love some of the decor ideas they incorporated and they would be easy to add some fun elements to your own rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. Thanks to Sun In My Belly for the food, Amy Osaba for the design + florals and Chelsea Patricia for the photography.


fringe wedding decor
big paper flowers on the wall
flowers in vases

flowers in vases

The NotWedding takes place in Atlanta on July 21, 2001. Complete with a sit-down dinner, an emotional ceremony and a dance-party reception, The NotWedding has become a killer alternative to a bridal show. The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the “wedding guests” get to hear the music, taste the cakes, and touch the linens… while enjoying a night of great food, dancing and surprises. Click here to buy your tickets to this fun + unique event.

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  1. that event sounds great!! nice idea!

    wish there was something like that here while I’m planning!

  2. Ooh that is fun and festive! Love the bright colors!

  3. I LOVE the idea of a Not Wedding. Such a great way to find vendors. Love it!

  4. Loving the bright colors and the flowers on the wall are b-e-a-utiful!!

  5. i am in LOVE with those bright flower pieces on the walls!!!

  6. Love the bright colors!

  7. Very cool decor element with the paper flowers. Great DIY idea that I never would’ve thought of!

  8. Wow, those flowers are simply stunning! I agree, what a fun DIY element that I never would have thought of! Plus, I love those streamers.

  9. Lots to love here, especially the flowers of course ;)

  10. so fun and colorful! I love the paper elements.

  11. I love every bit!!!!!!!!

  12. i would LOVE if there was something like this in the UK!

  13. I can vouch for the food here. DELICIOUS!

  14. I recently attended the wedding rehearsal dinner of my niece that was so wonderful. They had put up a big-screen tv and played a musical show made with pictures of the couple’s dating days. It was perfectly synchronized to music and because it was professionally made, the results were awesomely romantic and touching! They got the show custom-made for them by SmilingSnaps and I had never seen anything like that before.


  1. […] Not Rehearsal was published in two online publications: Occasions Online AND Green Wedding Shoes. Green Wedding Shoes, by the way, I adore. Because, I mean, GREEN (my fave […]

  2. […] This beautiful mock rehearsal dinner (part of the NotWedding event in Atlanta) was recently featured on the Green Wedding Shoes blog. I’m not getting married anytime soon but I love to visit for daily inspiration! […]

  3. […] table, designed by Amy Osaba, who I also worked with at The Not Rehearsal which was featured on Green Wedding Shoes and Occassions […]

  4. […] Wedding rehearsal dinner at Sun in my Belly here in Atlanta. Yumminess. (This shoot was featured here on Green Wedding Shoes and here on Occassions […]

  5. […] When Max at Sun in My Belly asked me to put together a creative installation for the cafe’s summer season, I jumped at the opportunity. My team and I got busy creating large paper flowers (each individually hand-painted by Erica) and fringe – lots and lots of fringe! Not only did it create a bright and happy atmosphere for the summer months, but also provided the perfect backdrop for the NotWedding “rehearsal dinner,” which was recently featured on Occasions Magazine’s blog. And today (!) on Green Wedding Shoes! […]

  6. […] Spade | 2. Chelsea Patricia via GWS | 3. Jenny Jimenez via SMP | 4. giant initials from MSW | 5. scarves via Raw Color | 6. ball […]


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