Post # 1
How do they work?
The purpose of the rehearsal dinner is (obviously) to go out and celebrate and thank your wedding party AFTER the rehearsal of the ceremony. However, I’m not sure how to word the rehearsal invitations because there are two events: the ACTUAL rehearsal and then the dinner afterwards.
Any input would be appreciated.
Post # 3
Here is how I worded ours. I didn’t send out formal invites because, honestly, I was so done with invites and formal crap at this point. I did an evite and everyone understood where they needed to be and when.
We request the pleasure of your company at the Rehearsal Dinner in honor of Saeliz and Mr. Saeliz on Thursday , the thirteenth of January, two thousand and eleven. Dinner will immediately follow the rehearsal which will be held at the church in X town at 6:00pm.
Please RSVP for the number attending, spouses and significant others are welcome.
If you have any questions please contact xyz.
Post # 4
Seee….that’s exactly what I thought made the most sense. But my FMIL sent out invitations and made no mention of the church part, and I dont know what to do about it!
Post # 5
Just at the invitation store today looking at RD invitations…asked the lady just this today. She said that the dinner was seperate from the actual rehearsal at the church. We are having lots of family out of town guest, in other words, most people do not need to go to the church. She said that most people in the wedding know that they need to come to the rehearsal at the church and that the bride shoud send all of the wedding party a packet explaing what time they need to be where, like the rehearsal, the day of, bridesmaid lunches etc…