Post # 1
So for all of my FI’s cousin’s weddings – we’ve been invited to the rehearsal dinners. They have been HUGE: like 40+ people, all of the extended family. Our wedding is coming up and this is one thing stressing me out. I personally want something smaller – just wedding party & immediate family. However I’m worried about offending FI’s family who has invited us to all of theirs. How do I address this and make sure everyone is happy?
Post # 3
Maybe your FI and FMIL help you explain to them that you’re having something smaller?
Could you do something small at the restaurant and then have everyone over to someone’s house for dessert? Then you could invite FI’s family over for dessert?
Post # 4
We are only having our wedding party at our rehearsal and a few people who are doing special things for the wedding. This is really all that the rehearsal dinner is supposed to include. It’s not a mini wedding. Maybe you could give them a list of some fun things that are going on in your wedding town that night so they have something to do.
Post # 5
I am in the exact same situation, so please let me know what you decide to do!