By the time the rehearsal dinner rolls around, after months and months (and sometimes years!) of planning, the countdown is on. Out of town guest have arrived and settled in, friends and family wait with baited breath to officially begin the celebration of your tying the knot. While rehearsal dinners have traditionally been pretty predictable–a more formal affair the night before, regardless of the style or feel of your actual wedding day–they can occasionally, dare we say, give the party at the reception a run for its money. With more and more couples infusing every single element of their nuptials with their personality, we’ve rounded up some fresh, inventive ways to kick off the weekend festivities with the ultimate rehearsal dinner.