Post # 1
I just realized that people need to be invited to this event, too. I’ve been to plenty of rehearsal dinners, but I can’t remember how the invite happened: printed, email or word of mouth . . . What are you doing and when?
Post # 3
is your FI’s family planning the rehearsal dinner? If so, it’s completely up to them, because they’re the hosts! Every rehearsal dinner I’ve been to has had a snail mail (very simple) invite from the parents of the groom.
My fiance’s mom is handling the whole event, and will mail out invitations slightly after our wedding invitations go out. We’ve had the rehearsal dinner guest list planned for awhile, so even though formal invites haven’t gone out yet, people know that they’re invited and will (hopefully!) plan their flights accordingly.
Depending on the type of event though – I think you can do whatever form of invite you want!!!
Post # 4
We organised our own (it was just a BBQ at the ceremony site) and let people know by word of mouth during the planning stages. A few weeks before the day we sent an email invite out with all the details and asking for RSVPs so we had catering numbers.
Post # 5
My parents are hosting, but they’re not accustomed to American traditions. I had invitations printed through Kodak gallery… they included one of my fave e-pics.
Post # 6
My FI’s parents are not American, so, while they are helping finance it, we are really planning it. The reality of hosting/planning another event just struck fear in my heart.
Thanks, these are all great suggestions.
Post # 7
I think we will just be sending very simple invites out to everyone so they remember the time/place of the rehearsal dinner. Most of it will be by word of mouth but I figured an extra reminder on the fridge couldn’t hurt!
Post # 8
We are in a “together with their parents…” financial arrangement, where everybody contributed to the pot and we’re all hosting everything. We sent out the rehearsal dinner invitations as an insert to our regular invitations, and included a check box on our RSVP card for it. Most of our guests are from out of town, so we’re doing something super casual and invited everyone.