Post # 1
My FIL’s are paying for the rehearsal dinner. Its gonna be our wedding party, their SO’s, all siblings, my parents and of course FIL’s. After the rehearsal dinner we’re opening up the bar/lounge area and hosting an OOT welcome reception. FIL’s are also paying for that; passed hors d’oeuvres and open bar.
In our invitation suite we have a “weekend acitivites” card and the OOT Welcome Reception is mentioned on that. Since the Rehearsal Dinner is for a select group nothing is mentioned anywhere…. Is it by word of mouth? Or do I or FIL’s send out invitations?
Post # 3
No, I don’t think you need to send invites out. I think if your FIL’s want to, then they can… but it’s certainly not necessary.
Post # 4
I’ve heard of rehearsal dinner invites done every which way: email, mail, word of mouth, etc. My FI and I are paying for the rehearsal dinner and I’m going to mail out postcards. I’m getting so into all the paper elements for the wedding, I figured why quit now…
Post # 5
For us it will be word of mouth, but I have seen people post their rehearsal dinner invites on here, so I know people do it that way too 🙂 For us, it just isn’t in the budget.
Post # 6
my FIL’s did the email invite route worked okay from what i can tell.
if its a short list of folks, its not really a must have. most assume if they are in the wedding party there will be a RD.
Post # 7
@spaganya: thats what I thought too – about the whole if you’re in the wedding party then you’ll know…We have people asking about times and stuff so then I was thinking shoot – – Maybe we need to send a more formal way of letting everyone know so that we can confirm everyone knows, LOL
Maybe something like a Paperless Post is what we need to do…Fancy twist on an evite!?!?!?
Post # 8
We did an invite and included it with our invitations.
Post # 9
@penguinsaremyfriends: thats a great idea – – Include invites in the selected invitation suite…PERFECT – – THANK YOU!!!
Post # 10
I’ve seen rehearsal dinner invites sent seperate or sent with the invite…I prefer with the invite but either will work 🙂 Or if your in-laws prefer they can call the guests who are invited to the rehearsal dinner on their side and you contact your side…
Post # 11
Yes, send out invitations only to those invited to the rehearsal dinner. That way, everyone who needs to be invited HAS an invitation. Word of mouth is a very dangerous thing in weddingland.