(Closed) Are You Making Your Rehearsal Dinner Invites?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

The person hosting the dinner should be in charge of sending out the invitations.

I ordered ours from WeddingPaperDivas but my FI’s family paid for them and mailed them.

Post # 4
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513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I made the invitations because my mother in law didn’t care. My Fiance paid for them. But they cost about $30. I love FedEx (formerly kinkos). 

My grandmother said that when my uncle got married, the bride did them for her and she was grateful because it was one less thing to do.

My Mother-In-Law was happy too.

But some MIL’s are different. If you have one that is very proper and likes the top of the line from Crane or has a very specific vision for this party…let her take the reigns. Officially, she should be doing the invitations.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m an encore bride and we are paying for all of this ourselves. I bought some very pretty and very inexpensive computer paper with a fall design on it-our rehearsal dinner invites will be simple and easy to make. I’m doing a fancy script font (that is also easy to read-some of those get hard to read when they are all swirly) for the invites, folding them up and putting them in matching envelopes. We are going pretty casual for our rehearsal dinner-I believe the current correct phrase is “resort casual”?! Most of the guys are wearing polo golf shirts with dockers & I’m thinking of wearing dressy capris with a short sleeve twin set. It is still pretty warm here in October (70-90) and can be humid.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hmmm… should I send out invites? I never knew this. Fiances family is hosting it. So far it is his mom and dad + siblings and my parents + sister and flower girl + her parents.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I’m not even sure I’ll be sending out Rehearsal Dinner invites.  I’m probably going to spread the word via word of mouth as I’m trying to keeps cost down. Hopefully this isn’t TOO much of a faux paus!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am working on the Rehearsal Dinner invites but that is because I offered.  I have enjoyed working on our wedding invites that I couldn’t stop the paper madness!  My FI’s parents are hosting the dinner and will get the final say on the design.   My Future Mother-In-Law is really easy going and would have probably gone with anything in regards to invitations. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@lisalulu: where did you have your rehearsal dinner in SB??

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We are paying for everything, so we are sending out the Rehearsal Dinner invites ourselves. I plan to order from Wedding paper Divas because they have some super cute options that include a photo. Since we haven’t even done our e-photos yet, I am excited that we will be able to use a pic for the Rehearsal Dinner invites.

As to your situation, it could be that she felt you were intruding on her part of the festivities?????? Just a thought. Normally the host is the one who does the invites.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have just finalized the details for our Rehearsal Dinner invite.  Just one more thing to get out of the way!!  They are pretty cheap, printed at home on cardstock.  But I am jazzing it up with some glassine envelopes and cute paper punches.  We have about 45 people coming and I have been to a couple Rehearsal Dinner where we were clueless until the last minute about what was going on so I plan on sending them a month before the wedding.  They will be addressed, stamped and stuffed by the end of the month and I won’t have to think about them until next April!!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

The only people invited to the rehearsal dinner are the people who are in the wedding. Since they already know, they don’t need an invitation. But I did send out an email to let them all know.

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