Post # 1
We have about 30% of our wedding guests coming in from out of town (not destination wedding). Is it proper etiquette to host a welcome dinner and/or post-wedding brunch?
I just started working on my Out of Town bags and realized a lot of the welcome letter examples I’ve seen list this huge list of wedding events like dinners and brunches and other activities. I don’t have anything like that set up, but I’m wondering if I should.
I know i’ve read that any out of town guests should be invited to your rehearsal dinner, but with that many, I don’t know how we could do it. Plus, it would ruin the intimacy of just our close friends/family at the rehearsal.
Post # 3
My FH and I only have a few people coming from Out of Town, so we are going to be inviting them to our rehearsal dinner. We are also going to be having a post-wedding brunch for our bridal party, but this is not going to be including our Out of Town guests. I suppose it’s easier for us as we only literally have 8 people from Out of Town.
In your situation, if you wish to keep your rehearsal dinner small and intimate, then forget what etiquette says. If you aren’t already having a post-wedding brunch, I’m sure it would be a hugely appreciated gesture for your Out of Town guests, to thank them for travelling all that way to celebrate your special day. If you’re already having a post-wedding brunch, again, it is completely up to you. It all depends on exactly who you want there, after all, it is your wedding x