(Closed) How many people went to your rehearsal dinner?

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 16
1004 posts
Bumble bee

We’re hovering around 40.   We have a big wedding party, my parents are divorced, and I’m inviting a few aunts and uncles with whom I’m very close (they are helping me pay for the wedding but I’d invite them even if they weren’t), so that has inflated the number.  We just started planning this thing so no idea on budget.

Post # 17
417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Vineyard & Winery

We had 28. Our entire wedding party plus their dates. It was $100 per person.

Post # 18
1386 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We only invited immediate family and bridal party with S/O. So around 18 people total. Officiant was at the rehearsal, but could not make the dinner. 

Post # 19
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Our immediate families are huge. it looks like approximately 55 people will be at the rehearsal dinner. 


We we are catering from an ItalIan restraurant, meeting everyone at a pavilion in a park, and expect it to be 500-800 bucks.

Post # 20
1015 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

It was just our immediate family and the pastor and his wife. We didn’t have any bridesmaids or groomsmen. 

Post # 21
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My Mother-In-Law wanted to invite all out of town guests, and neither of our families are local. We had nearly the whole wedding there minus a few local friends. It was a really nice gesture. They paid for it and wanted our families to meet and mingle before eke actual wedding. Maybe like 55-60?

Post # 22
765 posts
Busy bee

Oh wow this is all much lower than what I am budgeting though we are having a “welcome dinner” since we are doing a small (80 ppl invited total) destination wedding.  We are inviting everyone but figure only half will attend.  

Post # 23
1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We had all out of towners which was basically our whole families and many friends, and a handful of very close local friends (we didn’t have a bridal party but we invited local people who are “bridal party level” friends.) I think it was about 70 people and our wedding was 125, so more than half.  It was pretty expensive like over 10k but it was sooooo fun.  

Post # 24
575 posts
Busy bee

We invited immediate family, bridal party and spouses, our officiant, and everyone that had traveled from out of town. Approx. 60 people, most were out-of-towners. My Mother-In-Law was a very gracious host, I’m not sure of the exact number but if I had to guess the total was probably around $20K. 

Post # 25
2097 posts
Buzzing bee

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punchberry:  We had about 40 people… Bridal party x2 as they almost all have a significant other. Parents, siblings, sibling’s SO, nieces and nephews, my aunt and uncle who I’m very close to, their son and his gf, my other cousin who flew with my sick mom on the plane across country ( and his gf), and then my husband wanted to include two of his childhood friends who were coming from across country, I’m not sure why but they came with their wives. Oh and anyone who had come from another country,  3 people. Total about 42. I originally wanted just bridal party and siblings but it kinda crept out from there…

Post # 26
3436 posts
Sugar bee

We did bridal party, immediate family, and aunts and unclea (siblings of our parents.) I can’t remember if we invited cousins. Literally everyone travelled to our wedding, so we couldn’t invite everyone from out of town, but it felt weird not to invite all relatives. We ended up with around 40 guests.

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