Post # 1
I am having a pretty informal rehersal dinner- at a restaurant, but not a 5 course dinner. Are you supposed to send an invitation to the rehersal dinner, or would a quick email suffice (with time of the dinner, location, etc.). I know a lot of people are saying rehersal dinners can be informal, but I hope mine is not too informal (I have some rich friends that are used to fancy affairs, but there is no way I could have afforded that paying for most of my wedding)
Post # 2
Rehearsal dinners are usually just for immediate family and those participating in the ceremony. We just let everyone know where to be and my husband’s parents picked a place to eat after the rehearsal and paid for everyone. No invitations for ours.
Post # 3
We did a casual thing at our rental house and just ordered in food. I emailed or FB messaged everyone letting them know.
Post # 4
We sent out evites since we needed a headcount for dinner.
Post # 5
You could always just send an evite.
Post # 6
My parents are hosting an informal rehearsal dinner at a restaurant and we sent out evites using paperless post.
Post # 7
We’re having our rehearsal dinner in 2 weeks. We pretty much just told the wedding party and our parents about the rehearsal through conversation via in person, phone and/or text. Nothing formal.
Post # 8
Rehearsal dinners can be just parents and bridal party (plus spouses/SOs) or include extended family, out-of-town guests, etc. Regardless, an evite will help you convey all the necessary information and plan for attendance for even an informal affair.
Post # 9
We sent physical invitations for our Rehearsal Dinner. Inviations to RDs for the weddings we’ve been in have ranged from a text message to an email/evite to physical, mailed invitations like ours.
If your Rehearsal Dinner isnt formal, an evite should do the job while giving you a good headcount for planning purposes.
Post # 10
We sent an e-invite through Paperless Post. It was awesome, I got to personalize it and they turned out super cute. Best part is that they were free! I think it was nice because we could collect the RSVP and also communicate who was invited from that party/family – i.e. addressing a BM’s invite to Bridesmaid or Best Man + boyfriend, so she knew he was invited too. I also put the date/time/location of the rehearsal at the church to serve as an extra reminder.
Post # 11
I’ve usually seen either a mailed invite or an e-vite.
Post # 12
We included RH invites with our regular invitations. We only put them in for the people who were invited. They were lovely and matched the rest of our invitation set.