(Closed) Do we need to send out Rehearsal Dinner Invites?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do we need to send out Rehearsal Dinner Invites?
    Yes, you need to send them out : (10 votes)
    36 %
    No, verbal invites are ok : (13 votes)
    46 %
    No, email invites are ok : (5 votes)
    18 %
    Something else I haven't thought of : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2282 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Yes, send invites. You can’t rely on people having their information straight if you tell them in person or over the phone, and you dont’ want to send an email or anything (too casual).

    Post # 4
    Member
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Are all of those people going to be at the rehearsal (it sounds like it) so I wouldn’t bother. We’re doing the same thing and literally if they don’t know where it’s at we’ll tell them at the rehearsal, since it’s immediately afterwards.

    Post # 5
    Member
    4047 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s a good way to remind everyone who’s invited and where they need to be. You could send emails if you’re sure people check their email regularly but I think its nice to get everything in writing.

    Post # 6
    Member
    45395 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We sent invitations- mostly because I am a rabid DIY’er and wanted to make them to go with our theme, BUT, you don’t have to.

    If you have a small wedding party and everyone is going to be at the rehearsal , and they know how to find the venue, word of mouth will do just fine. Just make sure they all know ahead of time that they are invited.

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    You should send them out. If someone mentioned the date and time to me, I might remember, but it it were told to my FI… you’d be lucky if we showed up. It’s better to just send them out so everyone has the information and can plan accordingly.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve only ever receieved one invitation to a rehearsal dinner.  I don’t know what etiquette is elsewhere, but I think verbal invites are fine.

    Post # 9
    Member
    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Now that I think about it, my best friend didn’t do rehearsal invitations for her wedding and nobody even noticed. It was just everyone from the rehearsal and their SO if they had one. There weren’t any issues with people not knowing what was going on, it definitely wasn’t a big deal. 🙂 

    Post # 10
    Member
    3183 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I have never received an invitation for a rehearsal dinner, and between DH and I we have been in 8 weddings.  

    Post # 11
    Member
    7610 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I wouldn’t bother!  If it’s just the wedding party and immediate family, I’m pretty sure they can handle a verbal invite with a follow up email.  Ours was the same as yours and very casual at MIL’s house and I just checked the date with everyone first and then sent out an email with directions and details.  No one was confused and everyone enjoyed the dinner.  Invites take time which I didn’t have a lot of the month before the wedding. 🙂

    The topic ‘Do we need to send out Rehearsal Dinner Invites?’ is closed to new replies.

    Get our weekly roundup of the best of Weddingbee.
    I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.

    Find Amazing Vendors