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Rehearsal dinner idea

My brother is getting married.  I have a cassette tape of him as a child singing a few lines that he made up himself.  It is too cute, and I would like to share it at his rehearsal dinner.  How do I introduce it?  Tell me any thoughts or opinions!!!!  Thanks!!!

Re: Rehearsal dinner idea

  • If this will embarass him in any way don't use it.  Otherwise I would right it into a speech.
  • OMG. I would have been mortified if my brother or sister whipped out old video or audio from my childhood at my rehearsal dinner. Plus it's going to be hard for people to hear unless you use a sound system with speakers around the room, and that would be even more mortifying.
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  • What if you wrap it up and gift it to his fiance with a note that says Welcome to the Family!
  • I like the idea of just giving it to the fiancee so she can listen when it's convenient or at a small family dinner.

    Rehearsal dinners, and toasts in general, can be awkward sometimes.  The speakers often forget that a large portion of the audience hasn't known the bride/groom since s/he was a little child to know all the inside jokes and special quirks, etc.  Toasts are often lost on a big portion of listeners.  "I love you and I dearly wish you well" is a great toast for everyone involved.

  • First, be sure it's okay with him. If it is I like to incorporate snippets of video in a slide show. That way it's not "too long" for the guests to listen/watch. So basically I'd make a mini slide show, including bride and groom growing up. It doesn't have to be long. Short and sweet.
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