Post # 1
Our rehearsal dinner is going to be really small. Just bridal party (which includes all our siblings) and their SOs, our parents, and my grandparents. Do we need to send out rehearsal dinner invites? Or can we just tell each of the people since it is going to be pretty small?
Post # 3
Yes, send invites. You can’t rely on people having their information straight if you tell them in person or over the phone, and you dont’ want to send an email or anything (too casual).
Post # 4
Are all of those people going to be at the rehearsal (it sounds like it) so I wouldn’t bother. We’re doing the same thing and literally if they don’t know where it’s at we’ll tell them at the rehearsal, since it’s immediately afterwards.
Post # 5
I think it’s a good way to remind everyone who’s invited and where they need to be. You could send emails if you’re sure people check their email regularly but I think its nice to get everything in writing.
Post # 6
We sent invitations- mostly because I am a rabid DIY’er and wanted to make them to go with our theme, BUT, you don’t have to.
If you have a small wedding party and everyone is going to be at the rehearsal , and they know how to find the venue, word of mouth will do just fine. Just make sure they all know ahead of time that they are invited.
Post # 7
You should send them out. If someone mentioned the date and time to me, I might remember, but it it were told to my FI… you’d be lucky if we showed up. It’s better to just send them out so everyone has the information and can plan accordingly.
Post # 8
I’ve only ever receieved one invitation to a rehearsal dinner. I don’t know what etiquette is elsewhere, but I think verbal invites are fine.
Post # 9
Now that I think about it, my best friend didn’t do rehearsal invitations for her wedding and nobody even noticed. It was just everyone from the rehearsal and their SO if they had one. There weren’t any issues with people not knowing what was going on, it definitely wasn’t a big deal. 🙂
Post # 10
I have never received an invitation for a rehearsal dinner, and between DH and I we have been in 8 weddings.
Post # 11
I wouldn’t bother! If it’s just the wedding party and immediate family, I’m pretty sure they can handle a verbal invite with a follow up email. Ours was the same as yours and very casual at MIL’s house and I just checked the date with everyone first and then sent out an email with directions and details. No one was confused and everyone enjoyed the dinner. Invites take time which I didn’t have a lot of the month before the wedding. 🙂