Post # 1
I was curious about something…I know it’s proper etiquette for all out-of-town guests to be invited to the rehearsal dinner, but what if it’s a destination wedding and ALL guests are out-of-town?
Do they all have to be invited to the rehearsal?
Post # 3
We had our rehearsal and lunch several days before the wedding so it was before the guests arrived and it was just our families. If you do it the day before, I would have the rehearsal (and only have relevant people at that) and then have a ‘welcome’ dinner or lunch or cocktails for everyone.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
we had a welcome brunch for our out-of-town guests, and then only invited close family to the rehearsal dinner. It would have been fun to have all the oot guests at the dinner, but it would have been way out of hand for us!
Post # 5
We invited everyone because Father-In-Law paid and offered to let us invite whomever we wanted because we choose a local pizza joint that wasn’t expensive. It was so much fun and got everyone in the mood for a fun wedding. However, I wouldn’t think this required by any means.
Post # 6
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
We are only doing wedding party because a few of our guests told us they would rather have the day to themselves since they are on vacation.
Post # 7
Thanks all! This does help a lot. I was originally thinking immediate family and the bridal party, but was then reading others saying to invite all OOTers. Got a little nervous as the future in-laws are paying and wouldn’t be able to afford all that.
This helped a lot!