Post # 1
Did anyone do invitations for a rehearsal dinner? I found something super cute and I want to incorporate it, but only because it’s "real cute". Are they really that practical? I thought it would just be good so that everyone has a place and time they are due.
I’m going to mention it to my FMIL that I have rehearsal dinner invites and see if I can just mail them out and does she mind that I put her phone # on there to RSVP to. This way nobody gets confused, they have the address, etc, since the rehearsal dinner is at 6pm and our wedding rehearsal is at 11am.
Post # 3
We are doing rehearsal dinner invitations. Most of the rehearsal dinners I have been to did them as well. We plan on doing the same as you; we’ll pick out and mail the invites, but make sure that it is clear that FMIL is hosting and it’ll have her RSVP info. I think they are convenient for guests and then there is no confusion about where, when, and who is invited.
Post # 4
We’re doing separate invitations for rehearsal dinner and brunch in part because we’re inviting kids only to the rehearsal dinner and brunch.
Post # 5
We did separate rehearsal dinner invitations. I think its a good idea, because this way everyone knows if they are invited, what time, location, etc etc. I’ve been to a rehearsal dinner before without invitations and it was sort of confusing.
I think you should mention it to your FMIL, but also offer to show her the invites, etc, so she doesn’t feel like you are stepping on her toes.
Post # 6
I think they’re totally optional, but definitely a good idea because people will be clear on the where and when. While brides know their wedding schedules by heart, everyone else needs a little help I think 😉 Also, if the invitations are super cute, that’s a bonus!
Post # 7
Ok, cool, thanks! My FI thought they were a completely unecessary idea.
Actually, I have leftover cardstock from our DIY wedding invites, so I’d literally be buying envelopes at Office Depot or Staples and paying a couple bucks (maybe $5) to have them printed and cut. Here’s the poem on the front that I am in love with!
Before E and C say I Do, We’ll need to practice a thing or two. On Friday, June 9th at 5 11 am on the dot, please meet at the place where they’ll soon tie the knot. After the practice, when all’s said and done, Join us at X for dinner and fun!
Then it says the rehearsal is at X time and location, and dinner is at X location.
It’s just weird b/c there’s this monstrous time gap b/c our venue only does rehearsals at 11 or noon.
Post # 8
We incorporated our rehearsal dinner invites with our wedding invites. Since we have a lot of out of town family, and guests we wanted everyone to know all the information as far ahead time as possible to ensure that they can make their travel plans accordingly. It adds a few extra components to the invites, and some extra time putting them together but I believe it was worth it 100%.
Post # 9
my FMIL is planning to send out separate rehearsal dinner invitations! If you can swing the cost, I would definitely go with the cute ones. Check with your FIL’s if they are paying for the dinner and/or the invitations!
Post # 10
I had no idea but my FSIL has already worked on a design for our RD invitations. So definitely check with FIL’s, they may have something in the works already.
Post # 11
I’m letting this one slide. I am pretty sure that FMIL is totally unaware of rehearsal invites, and I am trying not to ask too much of her, since she is already throwing/paying for the entire rehearsal. I have been tempted by some really cute ones recently, though! I think I will definitely send out an email or evite about it, however, just so everyone has a hard copy of the time/place/directions/etc.