(Closed) Honest opinion needed

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Of modest means…

Means different things to different people… example, my definition vs Donald Trump’s

Traditionally the Rehearsal Dinner is for those that attend the Rehearsal… so Bride & Groom, the Bride’s Parents, the Bridesmaids, the Groomsmen / Ushers, and any junior attendants (Flower Girl & Ring Bearer) and their parents.

And the event is hosted by the Parents of the Groom.

Beyond that is really up to the Hosts, and how much they can afford… it can also therefore emcompass… the SOs of the Attendants, the immediate family of the couple (Brother & Sisters, their kids), Grand Parents, God Parents or any Special Guests (such as those that travelled a great distance) … or any other Out of Town Guests.

So on the modest side of things… under 10 in attendance or as many as one sees fit to meet the criteria (20, 30, 50 or more)

I recently read here on WBee about a Bride who changed the name of the Rehearsal Dinner to the “Welcome Dinner” because it included so many Out of Town Guests that had travelled so far to the Wedding.

In reality, what does happen is up to the Host, and what they can afford.

Hope this helps,


Post # 18
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@ladywomangirlmom:  it’s really up to her, I’d ask her what her budget is and go from there.

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