(Closed) Are you allowing….

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’re definitely inviting spouses/SOs. We want our closest friends to be happy and I think leaving their partner at the hotel for a few hours would be uncomfortable for them. I know when Fiance has been in weddings I’ve always expected to be invited to rehearsal.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Yes, we invited spouses and long term couples together to the rehearsal dinner (and we’ve always been invited at other people’s weddings too when either of us has been in the wedding party). Spouses should definitely be invited!

Edit: If it’s a matter of space, I would actually invite the spouses before inviting Out of Town guests. At our wedding the majority of our guests were Out of Town so we did not even consider this category for the rehearsal dinner, it would have been the whole wedding all over again 🙂

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are and I think that everyone should. I’m not sure what the etiquette police would say about this but I thought that the BP’s spouses/SO’s were always included in the Rehearsal Dinner. I wouldn’t bother inviting some dates if it was just a “flavor of the week” type of situation but for those Bridal Party members who are either married or in serious relationships, I really think their SO’s should be included. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yep we did. We’re eating up their entire weekend I felt like the least we could do is let them hang with their S/Os. 

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

If youre inviting Out of Town guests you should also be inviting the spouses/SOs of your bridal party. We invited all of our wedding guests to our rehearsal dinner and I am so happy we did it that way. It was just an extra night that we got to spend with everyone. It was really relaxed and I had a lot of fun!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, we are.

Fiance was a groomsman in a wedding last October and the bride and groom did not invite SO’s or any spouses of the bridal party.  There were a lot of hard feelings (not from me, but from others).

I think in most cases, it is expected that the wedding party brings their spouse or SO.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@TheSoon2BeMrsC: We felt we had to draw the line somewhere so we did not include anybody we did not know AND only long term gf/bf, engaged couples and married couples. Also only did my first cousins because they are all ten and under. 

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yep, we are it makes sense to invite the spouses especially if they Out of Town. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are also inviting everyone that is invited to the wedding, we’re having a relatively small destination wedding though.

Also, every wedding we’ve ever been in has included SO’s in the rehearsal dinner.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

We did, and I think it made it more enjoyable for them. I was in a wedding party once where my husband wasn’t invited to the rehearsal dinner (no one’s spouses were) and it was very awkward.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve always thought of the rehearsal dinner as a way to honor and thank your bridal party for helping you throughout the planning process and being there with you for your wedding. I think it would be a very nice consideration to invite their SOs to enjoy the night with them.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Absolutely, I think it would be awkward for their spouses/SO not to be there…..

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We did, but we had all the Out of Town guests. When I’m in a wedding I prefer for my husband to be there with me at the Rehearsal Dinner.

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