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A Festive Summer Rehearsal Dinner Theme

What says summer like a Tacos & Tequila themed Rehearsal Dinner? Perfect for a summer wedding, this theme can be executed on any budget.

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First thing’s first: find some cute invitations! Edit the engagement party invitation below to fit a rehearsal dinner, or make your own design! Be sure to include the day, time, location, and RSVP information.

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Pull in vibrant colors like bright pink and lime green and, of course, incorporate photos of the couple. Check out this welcome sign from ChloeAndLandy on Etsy! If you’re hosting outside add some string lights for a relaxed summer night feel.


The best thing about this theme is it can be done on any budget! DIY the dinner or have it catered. Tacos are an easy crowd pleaser no matter how many guests you’ll have. Here are 2 popular catering options:

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Moe’s, a popular Tex Mex restaurant, has a taco bar catering option. Starting at $10.99 per person, the catering package includes a choice of protein, pinto or black beans, shredded cheese, shredded romaine, pico de gallo, sour cream, and soft flour tortillas and/or corn shells.

Photo from Moe’s Catering

Uncle Julio’s

Another great option is Uncle Julio’s, a smaller chain with only 6 locations in Virginia. Their catering options include a taco bar starting at $22 per person. This selection includes: fresh guacamole, Chile con queso, homemade chips, salsa, ground beef, pulled chicken, shredded lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, flour tortillas, taco shells, Mexican rice, frijoles a la charra, and churros for dessert.


Churros are a great on-theme dessert! Serve them with chocolate sauce for an added touch. Find a recipe here!

If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The Shenandoah Valley, Coastal Virginia or in Charlottesville/ Lynchburg Va. we can help with your wedding planning and ideas.

The author: Natalie

Natalie is a Vinton, VA native currently pursuing a journalism degree at Virginia Tech. She loves planning, and has a specific interest in all things to do with weddings. In her free time she enjoys reading, journalism, and traveling. Her post-grad plans are to pursue a career in magazine writing and design.