Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve never heard of it.  I think it is pretty much expected of everyone at the rehearsal, and I was planning on just personally invited everyone

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I got married last year, I sent out rehearsal dinner invites. I got really inexpensive cute ones on Vistaprint.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m sending them out.  While the bridal party knows they are invited, we’re also extending our rehearsal to include family members (ex: grandma doesn’t have a role in the ceremony, so isn’t needed at the rehearsal itself. But, grandma is definitely invited to the rehearsal dinner)

We just ordered cheap inserts off of Vistaprint with the dinner information, and tucked it in with the invitations for those who are invited.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

We did an evite for our rehearsal dinner invitations, kind of a compromise. Worked out great!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

We’re including an insert for that and our Sunday brunch in our invitations for those who are invited.  I’m hoping that having it written down will avoid the last minute questions but that may be wishful thinking.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I plan on just designing and printing something myself. I want to make sure it’s clear to everyone where to be and when. I know for my guests involved in the rehearsal having it down on paper will make that all a lot easier.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We didn’t do them. We just let everyone know through text/phone call. We have also been in four weddings in the last couple of years and have never received an actual invite.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We had pocketfold invites and one of the cards had RD info on it!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@VintageCate:  this is funny, because I only ever knew about rehearsal dinner invitations when i came to the Bee.

I’ve never heard of them before and I don’t htink its necessary as they are only for the wedding party (BM, GM, Parents, RB, FG) no one else. so I just sent a text, called and told people a date and time and there will be dinner to follow after at X restaurant

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We did an evite, mainly because we wanted to share the menu with our guests beforehand (so ordering wouldn’t take half an hour), and we had to share information about parking.

For past ones I’ve been involved with, it’s just been a phone call.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@VintageCate:  We just included a small card in with the invitation for those who were invited.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We did an e-vite. It was just a casual BBQ thing, so we didn’t think sending out formal invites was necessary.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The few times I have been in a wedding, there has been rehersal invites.  Most of the time, these were not done by the couple, but the hosts of the party (ie the parents of the groom)  I think this was mostly for their benefit so they had clear communication on who was invited to the rehersal dinner and who was not.  The couple probably made the decision, but the parents at least had the capability of adding out of town relatives and capping the number of guests.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We did them, but only because I wanted an excuse to use a photo from our e-session. 🙂 They are totally optional, IMO.

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