Rehearsal Dinner Invites

posted 3 years ago in Parties
  • poll: How did you invite guests to the rehearsal dinner?
    Mailed invitations : (12 votes)
    52 %
    Word of mouth : (6 votes)
    26 %
    Evites : (4 votes)
    17 %
    Included information in welcome bags at the hotel : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 4
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • 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
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @AmyFarrahFowler:  We had pocketfold invites, and stuck an extra card in there for people invited to our rehearsal dinner!

    Post # 7
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @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
    1140 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    1881 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Jen51287:  I’m ordering mine from vistaprint, $20 for 20 invites.  Just FYI.  Lots of cute designs and very affordable!

    Post # 11
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    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 # 13
    3806 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @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
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    MY FMIL is mailing out invitations.

    Post # 15
    789 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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.

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