(Closed) Are you sending invitations for the rehearsal dinner?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yup..I did…

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yes you should. We didn’t get an invitation to a rehearsal dinner of a wedding I was recently in and Fiance and I were very confused. We knew they were having one and we were invited, but we were never formally invited, turns out someone had forgotten to send us one. To clear up any confusion you should definitely send them.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

People who entertain formally send formal invitations to formal meals. Even if it’s just Sunday dinner for six, if I’m doing the white-tablecloth-crystal-multicourse routine, I send formal cards to my guests. On the otherhand, sending formal invitations to trays of fried chicken and potato salad scooped up buffet-style in the Legion Hall basement would be inappropriate even if it were for a rehearsal dinner for twenty-two.

If people in your social circle usually arrange get-togethers by telephone or email or a quick word on the street, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with arranging your rehearsal dinner the same way. Wedding’s aren’t supposed to be a big artificial pageant of manners that you wouldn’t otherwise be aware of!

On the other hand, if you cherish the opportunity to indulge in a little formality, you should feel free to do so.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I actually am not going too- just an evite to our guests.  It’s only family and the wedding party, and we are a pretty informal group 😉

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

there are some really great ones on Etsy.. I just don’t want to give people the chance to be confused, and then they have the addresses and times written down.. Plus maybe I just like stationary. 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We don’t plan it will be word of mouth since the that is how we communicate within family and friends. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am doing them.  Part of it is because I LOVE to get fun things in the mail and thus I like to send out fun things in the mail. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I did. I got some cute cheap ones made at the Hallmark Paper Store.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We just did an evite since we didn’t do a rehearsal and just held dinner at Famous Dave’s. It worked out well and made it easy to keep track of responses. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

You should send some form of invitation, whether it’s e-vite, e-mail, or actual in-hand invitation. That way everyone knows their invited. Sometimes family and out of town guests feel excluded if they don’t know what’s going on. So an invitation is always a good idea.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

No, we’re not. Couples in my area don’t send invitations for rehearsals. They generally only include the bridal party, their guests, immediate family and grandparents so its always understood who’s invited and who’s not. Sending out 10 invitations is just not worth it to me. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

yes we are, and we are making them. Nothing too fancy

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I havent considered this, we have a LOT of out of towners and we are doing a bbq at my house, so we might just have to!

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