(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner Invites included in wedding invitations?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would send them out separately.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

That’s what FI and I have talked about doing — just printing up an additional small info card and expanding the rsvp card for our rehearsal dinner invitees. That way they’ll have the information about the rehearsal and/or rehearsal dinner and they will just have another box or two to check on the rsvp! Hooray for saving on postage for the rehearsal dinner invite and the rsvp!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Lots of times, people get confused when you tag the RD with the wedding invitation.  I think including the RD invitations in such a mass way might lead some people to think that others received this when they didn’t and that can lead to hurt feelings.  If money is an issue, you could always do simple RD invites like postcards or just do an evite.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re sending them seperately, probably a few weeks before the wedding. Our invitations went out on Monday.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We put the rehearsal dinner invite in as an extra insert with our pocketfolds and glued it to one of the pocketfold flaps. That way, the wedding invite was in the middle and the rehearsal invite was clearly separate but not confused with things like directions and accomodations.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

You also might want to consider who they are coming from… my parents were technically the ones inviting the guests to the wedding, while my husband’s parents were throwing the R Dinner. So we didn’t want my inlaws invites to be thrown in with my parents invites… it cost a little more, but was much nice to just send them separately.

if you and your FI are doing everything, or if your parents are doing everything, then it might be easier. I like the idea of having the R dinner invite as an insert that matches the rest of invitation. In my case, our R dinner invites were super casual and beachy, while our wedding invites were very traditional and formal, so it would have been a weird mix to throw them in together.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We’re also sending them apart.  Probably a month before the wedding.  I’m assuming all the people that need to be there already know so it’s not going to come as a shocker to them.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

We sent them separately…. the RD invites were a different design/theme, plus the wedding was being hosted by my mom whereas the RD was hosted by my in-laws.  I think they would have been sad if they hadn’t gotten their “own” invitation.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009 - Cathedral of the Sacred Heart & The Jefferson Hotel

We are doing separate for the same reason as mrs. cupcake. The two events are totally different in our case and I am really excited to design something totally different from all of the rest of our paper products!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

I would do them separately, for the same reason as Cupcake said.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Our rehearsal dinner invites were differently themed and purchased by my MIL, but if they hadn’t clashed with our wedding invite suite, I’ve would have done it!  It would have saved quite a bit of money, time, and postage.

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