(Closed) Guest List for Rehearsal Dinner?

posted 4 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
4040 posts
Honey bee

Around 30 – of 115 guests at the wedding. Not inviting Out of Town guests, unless the groom’s parents, who are hosting, invite them (They’re on a budget). Bridal party, their partners, reader, parents, 2 grandmothers – that’s it. No aunts/uncles, or anybody not associated with the bridal party.

A friend was telling me that a relative of hers hosted 125 Out of Town guest – almost all the brides side – at a cost of $13,000, because the bride’s parents demanded it. They were from Texas, and insisted that’s the way it’s always done down there. We’re in the northeast US. I would have simply told them no. The number of guests and cost were insane.

Post # 3
46613 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We invited only parents and grandparents on each side, siblings and their SO’s, wedding party and their SO’s. We invited the officient who declined. We did not invite OOT’s. That would have been most of the wedding guests and another whole reception.

Post # 4
7272 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

25 people were invited to the rehearsal (for a 200 person wedding). We only invited the people who actually needed to be at the rehearsal to the dinner.

Post # 5
670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

we had 25 and 150 at our wedding, rehearsal dinners are just for wedding party and parents

Post # 6
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Typically, the rehearsal dinner is to thank those who  attended or were a part of the rehearsal itself. We’re only inviting our parents, siblings, pastor and his wife, and the wedding party with S/O. That total is 16. Overall wedding is 50. 

Post # 8
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I had problems with this too but luckily or unluckily our rehersal dinner venue only holds 28. I agree that it should only be people who are at the rehersal only. If not it would mean a second reception! Too much money for that!!

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