Post # 1
Did you send your bridal party a rehearsal dinner invitation seperately or along with the formal invitation?
Also, I’m looking for a good way to communicate details about the big day and everyone’s roles… Did you bees do a “wedding party newsletter” or something similar? If so, how did you distribute it??
Thanks for the 411! 🙂
Post # 3
plenty of blogger bees have shared really cute newsletters. it would be easiest if you sent it by email, but you could also print it out and mail it.
for the rd, there are pros and cons to both. if you send it with the invitation, you have to be careful to make sure the correct people get it, and then you have to change your rsvp card just for them to include the rd. also, the guest situation can get tricky if you’re trying to limit who they bring to the rd. if you mail it separately, it obviously costs a little more because of extra envelopes and postage.
Post # 4
I was wondering about this too so I’m interested in seeing what other bee’s have done. I don’t know if we should send a seperate invite out or add something in the invitation pocket about the rehersal.
I haven’t really sent out anything to communicate about details but that’s a good idea. I just send messages to my bridesmaids when I need to and have a wedding website with some info for the guests, which I put on the STD’s. An e-mail newsletter would work out well, though!
Post # 5
My FMIL is hosting our RD so she will be sending out the invitations for those. She said she read somewhere that it is customary to send out the RD invitations 1-2 weeks after the wedding formal invitation goes out so I think that is her plan. I will be giving her a list for the rehearsal dinner. I love the newsletter idea, too!
Post # 6
@Hillzie: Ive done the same thing so far… I keep my BMs up to date with the details but I want to make sure the details (ie: timeline for the day, when & where to meet, hair plan, etc) is communicated more formally just to avoid confusion. And I know FI isnt detail oriented so if I expect this groomsmen and family to be in the loop a newsletter would be perfect, haha! Hopefully we get some helpful tips from this post!
Post # 7
@hibiscusgirl: i had never heard that about 1-2 weeks after the formal invitations but that makes sense! 🙂