(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner and Guest

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

for ours, we had 2 choices of venues that came with our vendors..but we opted for having it at our home- we have a larger home that can accomodate and my FI is a chef..so we wanted to make it special.

we are inviting all families of the bridal party( most of them are family to begin with) inlcuding children and spouses, our parents, officiant, and my day of coorindator.

we are actually having a late luncheon/early dinner ( 3-6pm) due to rehearsal is @ 7 and its about 45 mins from our home.

Sorry I cant help you with specific answers ..my advice is do what you and FI want.

Post # 5
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1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are inviting and paying for bridal party and their dates and immediate family only (no grandmother’s, aunts, uncles, etc).

ETA: We’ll also have our reader and her SO as well as our officiant and her husband. 

Post # 6
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12816 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

At the very least, the bride/groom, their parents, bridal party, and dates of the bridal party.  We are also including readers, their dates, the officiant and his wife, and grandparents.

ETA: The rehearsal dinner host should pay for everyone, including the dates.

Post # 7
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3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

There’s wide interpretations of the proper etiquette, which can extend all the way to any invited out-of-town guest. I believe the minimum is the bridal party, anyone else who has a part in the ceremony (readers, greeters, etc) and their guests; if any of those members have small kids who are too young to be left at home alone then I’d include them as well OR offer to make childcare arrangements (like if the rehearsal is in a hotel or if the guests who have the kids are staying in a hotel, at least provide the name of a babysitter, even better if you cover that cost).

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