Post # 1
Anyone have a suggestion on how to word our rehearsal dinner invite?
Just looking for more format and how to metnion that the rehearsal will happen first at the church, followed by the dinner at such and such a restaurant.
Please join us for a rehearsal dinner honoring
Bride and Groom
at 5 o’clock in the evening at
Dinner to Immediately follow at
Graciously Hosted by
RSVP by date to
Post # 3
Have fun and relax the wording! This a chance to express yourself outside the realm of the wedding theme,etc.
Here is ours. We ran with a Eat, Drink & Be Married! (almost!) theme and matched the invites to the party room in our building.
Post # 4
I agree.. make it a little more fun.. no need for it to be super formal, unless you want it to. Here’s a sample of ours, I’m not doing anything fancy.. keeping it simple (& cheap!). I’m just printing them out, using a laminter to laminate them.. probably will add a little heart stamp I’ve incorporated throughout the wedding.. and that’s all. Nothing fancy or complicated.
Post # 5
@baletrina: I swear I didn’t copy I love that “eat drink & be married” quote
Post # 6
Depending on your group, you might not even need formal invites. We had a small group of people (about 15) and just did it all casually by email. No one was offended.
Post # 7
fear not, i’m getting something cute (i’ve seen a lot of fork motifs), but prefer to keep teh wording more formal.
and i know i can totally do this by email, but i’m crazy and i want an adorable invite.
Post # 8
If your Groom’s Parents are hosting, then they get to send out the invitations… (This could mean one less thing to worry about – Yay!)
The invitations should especially be sent by the hosts if you’re going to mention that the dinner is in your honor. – Old fashioned (i.e. “proper”) people see it as a form of bragging to throw a party to celebrate yourself.
Is there any chance you’d want to make a couple suggestions for the paper, and then turn the invitation over to your future in-laws to do the rest?
Either way – your wording is a little confusing, you ask the guest to join you for rehearsal dinner at your church, and then the next part says dinner to immediately follow – at a resaurant.
If the portion at your church is to rehearse the ceremony (and I’m assuming it is!) then that’s the rehearsal… and if you’ll be inviting anyone to the rehearsal dinner who is not part of the wedding, they probably shouldn’t be provided with that information. Or else Aunt Edith from OOT might show up to watch you rehearse – that could be weird if you hadn’t planned on it.
Post # 9
I would not put information about the rehearsal on the rehearsal dinner invite. I would send a separate email to the applicable people…and sending an invitation to rehearse may make them think it is optional…just send one for the dinner portion.
Post # 10
@hotpinkbride: the grooms parents are hosting and i’m nerdy and i’d like an invite, so i asked her permission to send it out. she’s fine with it.
we’re only inviting the people who are at the rehearsal to the rehearsal dinner- so there will be no separate groups of people to worry about.
does that change much?
Post # 11
@X0JLYNN03: I love that phrase too! Saw it on another Bee’s wedding invitations and had to use it somewhere!
Post # 12
I don’t have any pics of the RD invites but this is basically what they said. I wanted to include the actual rehearsal info so that everyone would have that handy too. It was short and to the point. I didn’t think anything elaborate was necessary for these since they were only going to out to about 20 people…
Please join us for a celebratory dinner following the 4pm wedding rehearsal at Venue
honoring the soon to be
Mr. & Mrs. First Name & First Name Last Name
Hosted by IL’s name or whoever is hosting
Post # 13
@UpstateCait: SMART! thank you- this is more what I was going for.
And yeah, we’ll have like 30 people max. But I just want an invite as a keepsake 🙂
Post # 14
Before xxx & xxx say “I Do”
We’ll need to practice a thing or two.
On Friday, Sept. 21 at 4 o’clock on the dot,
Please meet at the spot where they will soon tie the knot!
After the practice is said and done,
Please join us at the xxx Farm for some Crabs and Fun!
Please join us for a Crab & Chicken Feast hosted by xxx & xxx immediately following rehearsal at
We changed it for bridal party and then for OOT 🙂