(Closed) Do we send an actual wedding invitations to these people?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Who would you invite to wedding & rehearsal dinner?
    pastor : (9 votes)
    30 %
    photographers : (1 votes)
    3 %
    DJ : (0 votes)
    scripture readers : (9 votes)
    30 %
    host/hostesses : (7 votes)
    23 %
    piano player : (3 votes)
    10 %
    other : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    No. Your contract with these vendors are the invites. Are your readers part of your guest list or someone you are hiring to just read? If they are a part of your guest list, they will get an invite anyway.

    Post # 4
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    Vendors don’t need a formal invitation.  Your DJ and Photog will already be present at the reception.  If there is a menu selection that needs to be made, just email them with the options.  As for the pastor – you can do the same thing (verbally invite him to the reception).  Our pastor was a friend  – so he got a mailed invite.

    Rehearsal dinner – yes, invite everyone who has a role in your wedding (like the readers, etc).  I’m not sure what ‘host/hostesses’ are.  If the piano player is a friend (vs. a vendor) then invite them as well.

    Post # 5
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I would consider contracts as “invites” but I wouldnt mind sending a friendly 2 week reminder or something! =) Maybe postcard style or maybe an invite, if you have the extras to spare!

    As for inviting your readers to the RD; unless they can be instructed the day of on what to do or when to go up and read or if they know their cue, then I dont see the need to invite them to the Rehearsal Dinner.

    And what do you mean by Host and Hostesses, like your parents?

    Best of Luck!


    Post # 6
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No one with whom you have only a contractual relationship needs an invite; anyone with whom you have a personal relationship deserves one.

    For example: Our florist, who I’d never met before the wedding planning, did not get an invitation. Our photographer, who is a family friend, did get one.

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