Post # 1
I have a quick question on Rehearsal Dinner etiquette. I know that the people who should be invited are the immidiate family, the bridal party, and readers. However, what about the people you picked to bring up the gifts for the wedding? Also, if they do come, I’m assuming we would give them a gift to for being a part of our day?
Let me know your thoughts, thanks! 🙂
Post # 3
@SoonToBeMrsD921: you do have to invite them. Our priest stressed that anyone who is part of the big day has to be at the rehearsal. If they’re not at the rehearsal, they can not participate. The rehearsal allows them to know their cues of when to go and what to do. The day of the wedding isn’t for teaching them.
As for giving a gift, that’s your personal choice. I haven’t seen it done (for readers or gift bearers), but if that’s how you’d like to thank them, then no problem.
Post # 4
we (bride & groom) brought up the gifts ourselves, however we did no invite the people we designated as eucharistic ministers — if that helps at all.
we did thinks a little less by the books than most, though.
Post # 5
We invited everyone that was involved with the rehearsal/ceremony to the rehearsal dinner including the priest, musicians and altar servers. Not everyone came but they were all invited. Our best man and maid of honor brought up the gifts during the ceremony. We liked this idea because they were willing to do it and we didn’t have to involve more people in the ceremony. They received gifts for being part of the bridal party. We had three readers and didn’t get them gifts but we gave them thank you cards. They seemed very happy with that.
Post # 6
Thanks bees! I’m all for having the people bringing up the gifts coming to the rehearsal, I feel that its proper etiquette. FI asked his parents and they are good with it, just wanted to see what other people did too 🙂
Post # 7
@SoonToBeMrsD921: I don’t even know the people bring up gifts so we won’t be inviting them. Our gift to everyone is the reception.