(Closed) How did you invite people to the rehearsal dinner?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: How did you invite people to the rehearsal dinner? Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/ho
    Extra card in invite : (11 votes)
    14 %
    Completely separate invite : (38 votes)
    49 %
    Word of Mouth : (23 votes)
    30 %
    Other, explain below : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We send a card with the invites but I know a lot of people who send out a seperate invitation. I think it all depends on how laid back your rehearsal will be.

    Post # 4
    512 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I am far from sending mine, but I’ve been thinking about this too! I’ll probably aim for word of mouth, or I’ll mail an invite to them separately (something cheaper than the fancy wedding invites lol), and have them RSVP by phone or email. Something simple, just like any other party!

    Post # 5
    3725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m putting an extra card in the invite.

    Post # 6
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    We did a completely seperate invite.

    Post # 7
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We’re putting an enclosure card into our invitation for the welcome/rehearsal dinner & a brunch the next morning.  Our wedding is a small destination wedding, so everyone is invited to everything.

    Post # 8
    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    enclosure card, and included a space for Rehearsal Dinner on RSVP.

    Post # 9
    9691 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m probably going to send a separate invite.  We only have 20 people total.  So I won’t have to send out any more than 10 or so because there are households.

    Post # 10
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    It was just family and bridal party (about 40 people). We told them by word of mouth/email. It just seemed a waste of money and paper to send an invite to family members for a non-formal dinner.

    Post # 11
    4691 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY


    Post # 12
    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I was just going to do word of mouth, but FI’s mom wanted to send separate invites so that’s what she did!

    Post # 13
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I am planning to send a separate invite.  But one question – our venue only lets the people in the wedding attend the rehearsal.  But we want to let them bring their SOs to the dinner.  How would you word that on the invite politely?

    Post # 14
    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I haven’t, yet, but I was planning to do it via email…

    Post # 15
    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    There are so many different options from evites, formal invites, handwritten notes or postcards…but I definitely think you need to do something seperate from the wedding invitation.

    Two reasons on this: 1. you want to be clear with who is invited and who is not; also 2. you will want to get a head count!!

    I think it’s easier for you (or whomever is planning RD) to wait and send rehearsal invites after you get your wedding RSVP’s back, that way you won’t be sending usless invites to people who weren’t going to come anyway. 3-4 weeks is plenty of notice, and you can do RSVP by phone or email since the list will be much smaller. 

    Post # 16
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    We did a separate invitation. Different people were hosting, so including the wedding invtiation and the rehearsal dinner invitation in the same suite would’ve been improper.

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