Post # 1
Ok, so really not sure how to handle this:
My fiance’s family is coordinating for the rehearsal dinner. These people do not like planning. Anything. (even non-wedding related stuff). I would like to order my wedding invitations soon, and know that I could put an insert in there about the rehearsal for those invited.
Is it really my responsibility to communicate the rehearsal details to the guests invited? My mom thinks its FMIL’s responsiblity. Also the wedding is in my hometown so FI’s family friends are invited the rehearsal dinner since they are out of town guests. Since they are paying for it they can do whatever they want.
How do I handle/address the rehearsal invites? Do I bring it up with FMIL soon since I want to order invites next week? Is it too early? I also don’t want to seem pushy if they are going to send out their own invites?
One last note: FI’s parents got married in a courthouse – so really have zero concept of wedding ettiqute or experience. Thanks!
Post # 3
Since they are hosting, it’s their responsibility to send out invitiations. You shouldn’t have to.
Post # 4
I find rehersal dinners are typically lacks following “strict ettiquitte. I’d just to your FMIL and ask if she will invite people or if she would like you to do that.
Honestly, maybe its a regioinal thing, but I’ve only ever been invited to a rehersal dinner by word of mouth. I’d just give everyone a quick call (unless its a giant list)
Post # 5
They handle all the details and inviting of the guests.
And don’t worry about HOW they do it, your guests will know that it was their responsibility and any etiquette faux pa’s will fall on them not you.
My FMIL and FSIL planned ours and invited everyone via FB and Phone Calls! GASP!!!! They even called our Pastor & his wife. lol!
I freaked for a minute but really everyone know it the ILs that plan and host so they wouldn’t expect any fault to fall on me.
Just breathe and let them deal with that and check it OFF YOUR list of to-do’s =)
Post # 6
If they are hosting, they should be taking care of the invitations. I think rehearsal dinner invites are usually sent separately from the wedding invites since they are usually hosted by different people.