(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner – who gets invited?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m going to follow this one – I have to give the FIL’s a head count today, and I’m not sure if I have to invite all out of towners? We were given only 30 people max…

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Hm, I didn’t think about the rehearsal dinner as far as bringing guests. If people are OOT, then the guest they bring to the wedding, will most likely be there for the rehearsal dinner. I think it’s nice to let them have a guest, but I also don’t think they should search for a guest if they don’t have one. I originally was just inviting the bridal party, their husbands/wives/fiances, my extended family, and two close friends. But now I feel like I should allow the other people a guest as well… ugh, this is hard!

Post # 5
Hostess
16217 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’m giving my bridal party guests for the rehearsal because they’re also being given guests for the wedding.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am going to invite the bridal party, and the parents. I haven’t really talked about it with my Fiance’s parents who are paying for it, but we may invite the granparents too. Basically whoever is walking down the aisle as part of the wedding.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are inviting wedding party & their SO’s, the ones without SO’s didn’t get a guest for the wedding so none for the rehearsal. Then we will be having parents, siblings, grandparents.

That alone will be over 20 ppl.

Since it is domestic destination we aren’t inviting OOT’s, as that would be everyone.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper

Do you have any readers or anyone participating in your ceremony? They should be included as well.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We’re letting whomever would be able to bring a date to the wedding, bring a date to the rehearsal dinner – bridal party and family. However, we are ONLY inviting bridal party and family to the rehearsal dinner, and not even all family at that – only parents, with the exception of FI who’s also inviting two aunts and an uncle because he’s extremely close with them. We’re not inviting people just because they’re OOT, and not inviting extended family. It would just be too expensive to do that since 75% of our guest list is from OOT. HTH!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we said imediate family – parents, siblings and grandparents, wedding party including spouces + long term bf/gf’s and our minister + wife.  That’s it.  We would have loved to invite everyone but there wasn’t enough room/$$ etc.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Rgeddy: maybe I’ll do what you did. So I probably won’t invite OOTs unless it’s close family (grandparents, etc.)

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Ours is a destination wedding too.  Originally I thought just immediate families and the wedding party… but FI’s dad, who’s hosting, wants to invite everyone since everyone is OOT!

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