Post # 1
Did you send invitations to your rehearsal dinner? In the past I’ve been in weddings that did mailed invitations and others that just told us about the dinner. What are your suggestions? We are inviting the bridal party, readers,and out of town guests.
Just for reference, it will take place in a restaurant near our hotel on Friday night. Our wedding is black tie on a Saturday night, I’m not sure if this impacts the rehearsal dinner at all.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We mailed RD invitations seperately. Yes, we hosted our own RD. Honestly? I really was looking for an excuse to use one of our engagement photos. LOL
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
My ILs mailed invitations to the rehearsal dinner guests. I think if you’re inviting out of town guests, it is necessary to send an invitation (either mailed or email). If it was just the people who were actually at the rehearsal, it wouldn’t be a big deal.
Post # 6
@AmyFarrahFowler: We had pocketfold invites, and stuck an extra card in there for people invited to our rehearsal dinner!
Post # 7
@AmyFarrahFowler: I’m getting ready to do ours. They will be separate invites and mailed out. We didn’t know our plans yet when the invitations went out. But I look at it as another creative fun opportunity for myself. I love all these little things.
Post # 8
im trying to decide that now myself. I think we will make our own DIY invites tho ( even tho i said id never do DIY invites again…. but this time at least it will only be like 20 tops…as opposed to 125!!!), and handing them out to the people we see often and mailing the others.
Post # 9
For a slightly more formal RD, yes I would send invites. Who is hosting the event? Who ever is should send out the invites.
Post # 10
@Jen51287: I’m ordering mine from vistaprint, $20 for 20 invites. Just FYI. Lots of cute designs and very affordable!
Post # 11
I received an invitation in the mail for the only rehearsal dinner I’ve attended. My FI was one of the groomsmen, and I was invited as his significant other. The RD was hosted by the groom’s parents and we were asked to RSVP to his mother. It was a really simple invitation; just a regular sheet of paper with the relevant info on it.
Post # 12
@AmyFarrahFowler: We put an insert in the invitations.
Post # 13
@AmyFarrahFowler: For this situation, I would send out real invitations. Nothing too fancy or expensive – store bought is fine.
For my rehearsal dinner (which I just confirmed with the restaurant *pats self on back*) I sent an evite but here’s why. Our wedding ceremony is super short and our wedding party is super small. The out of town guests and our wedding party members are one in the same so I sent out an evite. It’s only for the 13 of us (parents included).
It wasn’t worth the trouble of sending out anything formal.
Post # 14
MY FMIL is mailing out invitations.
Post # 15
We are having a super casual rehearsal party so we sent an evite, also my FMIL made the plans too late for us to send paper invitations. No one seemed bothered by it.