Who do you invite to the grooms dinner?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsEME: We did everyone becuase we had a lot of OOT guests, but my in laws also hosted it. Had they not hosted it, and we would have ahd to do it ourselves I probably would have just opted to invite our parents, wedding party and SO’s and leave it at that. I think the parents need to be included.

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

We did BBQ at a public park near our ceremony site, and we invited everyone who was going to the wedding!

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

What’s the groom’s dinner? Like the rehearsal dinner?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’ve never heard of a grooms dinner.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Sounds like a rehearsal dinner to me.

For ours FI’s mother is paying for it and we rented a private room at a local restaurant. We are inviting mostly the people who will be at the rehearsal plus their +1’s for bridal party, our siblings who are not in the wedding, my grandparents who are traveling from England to be here for our wedding, and maybe a few more close relatives who have been very involved in someway with helping us coordinate our day. We can have up to 50 people in the room we rented.

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsEME:  We are having way too many out of towners to host all of them so we are doing bridal party plus SO’s parents and my grandparents

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

oh rehearsal dinner! We are inviting the entire wedding party plus their SOs and anyone (family mostly) that is coming into town that night.  We have around 40 people total.  We are doing a pig pickin at my parents neighborhoods club house and a pool party! super fun and casual evening.  The catering is only $8 pp!!

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ah, okay. Our rehearsal dinner (hosted by my FIL and his wife) was only for the bridal party and their +1s (and, obviously, FIL/wife). There was no way they would have wanted to pay for our OOT guests–that was 75% of our guestlist.

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