Post # 1
So I’m starting to do some research on where we will plan our rehearsal dinner after the church rehearsal. Who should be invited to the rehearsal dinner? Immediate Family, Bridal Party, Readers/anyone involved in the wedding ceremony I assume.
Would the bridal party normally be invited to bring their significant others as well you think? Does it depend if they are married or just in long term relationships? Also for example if my cousin is doing a reading would her parents and siblings be invited to the rehearsal as well?
I’m worried my numbers for the rehearsal are getting high and it’ll be an expensive night :S
Thanks for the advice!
Post # 3
Everyone involved in the rehearsal, plus their dates. That’s pretty standard issue 🙂
We’re NOT including out of towners. Just those at the rehearsal and dates.
ETA: how old is your cousin doing the reading? Because if she’s over 18, I’d just invite her and a guest… but if she’s a minor I might invite her parents too. Tough call though.
Post # 4
Etiquette-wise, anyone involved in the rehearsal and their significant others should be invited to the rehearsal dinner. As far as the significant others are concerned, usually if they are in a relationship they count. As in, who are you to judge whether or not their relationship is serious, know what I mean?
As for the parents, if it is a really young child (flower girl, for example) and they can’t go anywhere without their parents, they should be invited. If your cousin is like 14 years old, then I don’t *think* mom & dad need to come along, but I’m not as sure about that.
Also, if budget allows, often times people who travel from out of town are invited & hosted at the rehearsal dinner as well. We are not planning to extend the invitation to our out of town guests at this point, but we do plan on providing information regarding restaurants and entertainment near the hotels. We can’t really leave them hanging, but we don’t feel it’s in our budget to host them to dinner either.
Post # 5
We’re starting with everyone who has a role in the wedding and their significant other (as long as a significant other is invited to the wedding. we aren’t doing +1s. We’re only inviting dates if we know both people).
If they’re young enough that they don’t drive themselves, then their parents and siblings are invited.
And our immediate family is invited – siblings, moms; plus our aunts and godparents.
Some invite all out of town guests, but that would be like, everyone on our guest list.
We’re at about 41 people and hoping not all the kids end up coming.
Post # 6
For out of town guests though, we do plan to meet them AFTER the rehearsal dinner at a restaurant/bar close to the hotels.
Post # 7
We are inviting our bridal party, my mom, my grandmother and my brother. Pretty much everyone that will be at the rehersal
Post # 8
Thanks for the feedback.
Ok I think we will have invite significant others for the bridal party and any readers, anyone involved in the wedding ceremony.
We won’t be inviting Aunts and Uncles unless they are doing a reading. My cousin would be over the age of 20 and able to drive herself, so I guess no need to extend an invite to her parents/siblings.
We also aren’t anticipating any out of town guests.
I think that helped my guestlist a little bit 😛 I think we are at just under 40 ppl