Post # 1
Hi wedding experts!
About half of our guest list is out of towners. We are planning on inviting all out of town guests, plus our local family and wedding party to the rehearsal dinner. My question is, when should we send out the Rehearsal Dinner invitations? Should we wait until our RSVP deadline date and then send them to all the "yes" folks who are out of town?
If this helps, I’m planning on sending the invitations out June 8 and asking for a response by July 15. The wedding is August 8, and Rehearsal Dinner on August 7.
Thanks for your advice!
Post # 3
are you going to need rsvp’s for the rd or is it just anyone can show up?
Post # 4
We’re including them with our invitations.
Post # 5
I sent them out a month early. My guests got them last week and our rehearsal dinner is June 19th.
Post # 6
we sent ours out a month before the event and just had them email their RSVP to us. They all replied within a few days of receiving the invites. Another really helpful bee (sorry I can’t remember) suggested the easy response method since it’s so close to the wedding date and she was spot on. Email responses were the way to go!
Post # 7
btw, we didn’t do rsvp’s on ours. we invited our wedding party and immediate families and we kinda already knew if they’d be coming, but we put my FMIL’s number at the bottom and it said "RSVP with regrests, call _____ otherwise we’ll see you there!" But it’s not like we invited a bunch of people either. 32 total
Post # 8
I just sent our last week (about 6 weeks before the wedding) and gave everyone three weeks to RSVP by phone to us. Although we already know exactly who will be coming since it’s a destination wedding and we’re receiving the wedding replies. We probably should have done what ejs4y8 did and do "regrets only."
Post # 9
I sent the Rehearsal Dinner invitations at the same time as the invites because all of the guests are from Out of Town and will need to know the info ahead of time for travel reasons/hotel etc…