(Closed) Invite OOT guests to rehearsal dinner?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I was always told that you are expected to invite all of the Out of Town guests to the rehearsal dinner.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I know a lot of people don’t, but we are inviting all Out of Town guests to the rehearsal dinner.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think it’s personal preference.  Almost half our guests are from out of town, so inviting them would mean almost 80 more people would show up.  My in-laws don’t want to pay for them, so we’ll probably just invite them for drinks in the hospitality suite at the hotel after the dinner.  I’ve also been to weddings where they were all invited, though.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We invited all of our Out of Town guests to our Rehearsal Dinner, which meant all of our guests because it was a somewhat destination wedding. We had about 85 people at our “rehearsal dinner” (we called it a welcome party) but it was awesome. At first I was against it, but once we did it I was so thankful to have an extra night to spend with all of our friends and family. I had so much fun at our Rehearsal Dinner with all of our guests and it took off some of the presure for the reception

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

All of our guest will be from out of town. We are only doing the bridal party/parents and SO’s to the rehearsal dinner since we are paying for the wedding and rehearsal ourselves. To invite everyone would be too much for us. We plan to invite everyone to join us on the hotel patio area later that evening so we can say hello and socialize.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would say that 50% of our guests are Out of Town, and we are paying for the rehearsal dinner, so no we did not invite them. It would have added probably 75 more people.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s totally personal preference. Different families do it differently.

My family always invites Out of Town guests, but FI’s family doesn’t. So, it looks like just my mom’s Out of Town relatives will be invited. awkward…

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