Rehearsal Dinner Overload

posted 2 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Which Guest List?
    Keep it small! People attending the rehearsal at the dinner only. Then meet up with the group later! : (6 votes)
    86 %
    EVERYONE. 40+ people, mini casual wedding style. : (1 votes)
    14 %
    Dad's compromise; just his siblings and their spouses + rehearsal group. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    42089 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    MadameX:  Most often the rehearsal dinner invitees include the officiant (who doesn’t always attend), the immediate family of the bride and groom (parents and siblings/SO’s if applicable), and the wedding party and their SO’s.

    There is no obligation to  invite the OOT’s.  You could invite the OOT’s to join you for coffee after dinner, then whoever is interested can go bar hopping on their own.

    Post # 4
    2173 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Honestly, in the number of weddings I’ve been in or have been an out of town guest for, I have never once seen or been to a rehearsal dinner that includes all out of town guests. I don’t think it’s a requirement, at least in my area.

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