Post # 1
hi bees! as i was falling asleep last night, a thought occurred to me (random, yes!) about our rehearsal dinner.
of course, i intend to invite immediate family, the bridal party and our officiant (he is a mutual friend) plus their dates, but is it a totally weird idea to invite our photographer? i wouldn’t require for her to be there, as i know she is very busy, but i thought it might be a good opportunity to meet the key ‘players’ of the day.
any thoughts/ideas/comments are greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
Are you friends with the photographer? If not, I wouldn’t bother! You want the rehearsal dinner to be laid back and fun … a little relaxation before the big day. Your photographer won’t know anyone and you’ll end up having to entertain. If you want him/her to meet the players then invite him/her to just the rehearsal and not the dinner.
Post # 4
We’re actually having our photographer work our rehearsal dinner! It came as part of our package! But, I agree with the earlier post. If she’s not already a friend, I wouldn’t. You’ll end up having to entertain rather than relax and enjoy your last night as a single woman!
Post # 5
I’ve never heard of doing so, nor have I seen any photographers who offer it (or if they do, they don’t bother to mention it on their sites). But I don’t see the harm in it either.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t bother. I want the Rehearsal Dinner to be about my closest family and friends.
Post # 7
Our photographer isn’t invited. She lives 45 minutes away from where our Rehearsal Dinner is and has two small kids, so I doubt she’ll want to make the trip. Unless you hire a photographer to capture your Rehearsal Dinner, there’s no reason to invite him/her to the Rehearsal Dinner.
Post # 8
thanks for the feedback, everyone! =)
Post # 9
I dont think its necessary to have the photographer there. I had our photographer there because I wanted more pictures!
Post # 10
If the photog is a good friend – sure! But if not, I wouldnt. You really dont want to put them in an potentially uncomfortable situation of saying no.