Post # 1
I am getting married next summer on an old paddle boat that runs on a river. The issue is we are only allowed to get on the boat an hour before the ceremony/reception start to decorate it. I will be having very few decorations but my question is the people that I have decorating the boat (will not be me or any of the wedding party) do I invite them to the rehersal dinner as well??? They are technically a part of the wedding since they are helping out but I don’t know if I’m supposed to invite them since they are not in the wedding party.
Post # 3
In my family we invite the families, the wedding party and their SO’s and anyone who is coming out of town. There are 64 people who are invited to the rehearsal dinner. =) My mom even got a band to play my rehearsal dinner.
So for me if anyone is helping out, I would invite them but then again it is my families tradition.
Post # 4
thanks for the input! I can’t invite all who are coming out of town only because half of the wedding guest list is from the east coast and we’re getting married in minnesota. i know we are for sure going to invite my parents/brother, his parents/siblings (who are all in the wedding), the rest of the wedding party and the significant others, the officient and his wife, and we’re still debating on my grandparents. I feel awkward asking his parent’s if my friends, who i would like to have decorate, can come to the rehersal dinner when they aren’t technically “in the wedding”! a lot to think about!!!
Post # 5
Even if you aren’t able to invite your friends who are decorating to your rehearsal dinner, still send them a thank you note or gift for their help the day of the wedding.
Post # 6
We had family and the wedding party. Not even the readers. I think you’re okay not inviting helpers, but I agree about sending a nice note when you do your thank yous.