(Closed) Should out of towners be invited to the reception dinner?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Should out-of-towners always be invited to the rehearsal dinner?
    Yes : (9 votes)
    60 %
    No : (6 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    You don’t have to but it would be a nice gesture!

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I don’t think you have any obligation to invite them to the rehearsal dinner. My wedding is 6 hours away from where a lot of my guests are from, so many of them will be arriving the night before. However, only those directly involved in the wedding (The wedding party, our parents, the pastor, ect) will be invited to our rehearsal dinner.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    you certainly don’t have to, but it would be very nice if you can afford it. you could always do a kind of scaled down rehearsal dinner — we’re having a backyard bbq so that we can invite all of our oot guests.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @VVtobe: We had quite a few out of town guests that didn’t attend the rehearsal dinner. For me, I liked our rehearsal dinner because it was intimate, just families and close friends (bridal party). I’ve attended weddings where I’ve been to the rehearsal/Indian pre-wedding celebration. It was nice to be included in it, but not necessary. My husband and I would have been happy to explore the city and have a quiet dinner together or meet with some friends we haven’t seen in awhile. It’s really up to you and how much your in-laws are willing to spend for it.

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