Choose a date and time
It is strongly advised that you choose an appropriate date and time for the wedding rehearsal dinner. It might be difficult for you, but you have to spare sometime for the rehearsal dinner.
Spare at least 1 hour for rehearsal
It is strongly recommended that you spare at least 1 hour for the wedding rehearsal dinner. It may sound a lot to you but it would be easier for you if you keep things at the safer end. There is no harm in sparing extra 15 minutes to the rehearsal time. Not to mention, it would allow you to keep things on a tight leash and stay on track.
Estimate the time to reach rehearsal dinner’s location
Now you must estimate the time required to reach the location of rehearsal dinner. You must calculate the distance from the location of the function to the rehearsal dinner. You do not have to be strict in the calculation of time and schedule otherwise you will be creating the problem for yourself. It's recommended that you add 10-15 minutes to the estimated time as a leverage for extreme traffic conditions.
Rehearsal dinner must be a night before the function
In general, rehearsal dinners are carried away along with the rehearsal of the function. Both of these rehearsals must be held only a day before the actual date of function but if due to some reason the site of the function is not available; then you must plan it a few days before. It is suggested that you must pick the nearest available date for the rehearsals. In order to avoid the headache, it is suggested that you must arrange both rehearsals in one day and wait for your out of station guests to arrive.