Post # 1
My FIs family is paying for the Rehearsal Dinner. My question is about invites, when I bring it up to Fiance, he seems to think they are not necessary and his Future Mother-In-Law doesn’t seem to intend on sending them. I was going to let it go, but tonight I sent my sister a pic of a project I was working on (cootie catchers for our cocktail hour) and she asked if they were our Rehearsal Dinner invites…so it got me thinking that we DO need to send Rehearsal Dinner invites..
So, I guess I have two questions:
1) Do you need to send Rehearsal Dinner invites
2) If FIs family is paying for Rehearsal Dinner itself, who pays for and designs Rehearsal Dinner invite?
Post # 3
You don’t need rehearsal dinner invites.
I did them because I found THE cutest template EVER and couldn’t help myself. I asked my Mother-In-Law and she said to knock myself out. I put her RSVP info on them and printed them off myself. I found the cutest poem ever….the DIY part of me took over
Post # 4
I have never received one for a rehearsal dinner. I did get an evite once and the other ones have been solely word of mouth. I think that since it’s just your bridal parties and immediate family, who you probably communicate with a lot, there’s no need for print invites.
Post # 5
Le’ Sigh. I feel so much better 🙂 I defintely didn’t want to press the subject OR pay for them 🙂
Post # 6
i love paper. all things paper. i sent invitations to a mothers day brunch last year…to my mom and sisters, they each got one, even though they were all living at the same house. again, i love paper.
i would do invitations because i think it sets the tone for the event, plus they’re fun to send and even more fun to recieve.
Post # 7
I’ve received a Rehearsal Dinner invite before & I totally agree with Clair that it sets the tone of the event! However, they aren’t necessary because everyone involved with the wedding knows they’ll be attending regardless. I think it’s a nice treat & also essential if you are inviting Out of Town guests to the RD!
I voted to send the invites, but that you should pay for them… only because your Future Mother-In-Law probably doesn’t feel they’re necessary & she hasn’t brought it up! This could be your contribution to the evening. 🙂
Post # 8
If you are having an elaborate Rehearsal Dinner then yes. We’re having about 20+ guests who are all party of emails and phone calls and 1/2 are family so it’s really not necessary for us.
Post # 9
invites set the tone! i think they are necessary, but dunno if Father-In-Law will be sending them out – they asked for email addresses (to which i balked at silently) so im guessing they are doing an evite of sorts.
while i think they are proper and necessary since it is a hosted event and its a more formal wedding, this specific event (RD) isnt mine to plan, so its up to them to do what they want. so i am staying out of it! 🙂
Post # 10
You could always do an Evite for free!
Post # 11
I thought about not doing them, but I found some that were themed and ordered them online. I found some great blank stock invitations at Target though, that would make a good invitation… used those for the shower.