Post # 1
My Fiance is throwing the rehearsal dinner for our wedding (read: he’s paying, I’m planning). I know traditionally, the groom’s family lets everyone know when/where the rehearsal dinner is, but since we are doing it ourselves, its up to me to let everyone know. Do we send out invites for this? I’ve never seen it done before, so I’m not sure if we need them, or if speaking with my bridal party would be okay?
Post # 3
I decided it was one more headache. I’ll be putting together itineraries that I provide to the close family and wedding party, and I’ll include the rehearsal dinner info on there.
Post # 4
@MissMaryMc: love that idea! It does sound like one more headache that I don’t want to deal with!
Post # 5
My Mother-In-Law hosted the event and did the inviting. However, in the past, I’ve been invited to rehearsal dinners via email and I was just fine with that!
Post # 6
We are just letting our bridal party know about the dinner and rehearsal. However, Fiance parents will be sending out joint invites for both our welcome cocktail/dessert reception and Sunday brunch so that way they can collect RSVPs.
Post # 7
Agree with others, I don’t think invites are a “must-do.” Email should be just fine.
We’re going to do invites because we can do them quite cheaply (only need about 15 of them) and I just like doing this kind of thing. My Future Mother-In-Law will plan the actual rehearsal dinner, I’m just putting together the invites.
Post # 8
We did invites since we are having out of towners. Basically Future In-Laws are paying and we are doing the planning and the inviting… although Future Mother-In-Law will handle the rsvps so I don’t need to get into that. I do appreciate how relaxed they have been, let us pick one of our favorite places and when we said we wanted out of town folks to come, they said great. Besides Future Mother-In-Law is a bit of a flake so I didn’t want to have to rely on her getting the invitations out. I provided her a with a checklist/spreadsheet printout to keep track of attendees.
Post # 9
Invites: We have too many Out of Town guests in attendance so we decided to do something more formal.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Traditionally, yes, but you can always do an evite.
Post # 11
I’m doing word of mouth/email. Since our rehearsal dinner is only for those participating in the acutal rehearsal! Wedding party and immediate immediate family (our siblings and parents)
Post # 12
Thank you for all the input everyone! I’m leaning towards email right now, since we are only having the bridal party and people involved in the ceremony (readers/gift bearers/etc), and my Fiance doesn’t care which I do 🙂