Post # 1
Do I have to send seperate Rehearsal Dinner dinner invits??
Everyone who is involved is close to us and we speak to on a regular basis. However, Future Mother-In-Law has planned a sit down served dinner where people have to choose between 3 meals ahead of time.
I thought about doing an evite where people can select what they want to eat in the RSVP. Anyone have any suggestions on what site would be best if I go that route??
Only problem is Future Mother-In-Law is hosting the Rehearsal Dinner and wants to be hands on for all of it and doesnt like to use the internet or computer at all.
I really dont want to have to bother with more invitiations and RSVP’s to keep up with. I really dont want to spend the money on more invitations and postage, even though I know it wont be that much. Oh and she isnt planning on buying the invitaitons, she wants me to do all that.
Post # 3
We are just making an extra insert for those who are invited to the rehearsal dinner and it will be put in with the wedding invite.
Post # 4
I think it depends on who is invited to your Rehearsal Dinner. We have a lot of Out of Town guests that are coming to the dinner but not the reheasal so we’ll be sending separate invites. I’ve never seen one that has a mail in RSVP though. I’ve always thought those are usually just calling to RSVP.
Post # 5
We’re doing separate invites since our rehearsal dinner is on the larger side – that being said though, we are having a phone number to call and RSVP to. We also have meal choices that have to be decided, but they will be asked when they call to RSVP and I will note it on a spreadsheet!
Post # 6
Why don’t you let her handle these? it seems like she wants to and it’s traditionally her job….
Post # 7
@Mars62312: Because she doesnt want to. She only wants to plan everything. I wrote a PP about the Rehearsal Dinner drama and my Future Mother-In-Law http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/fmil-dropped-the-ball-and-its-super-stressing-me-out-long-rant
Post # 8
It’s the groom’s family’s party – let her do the invites. This is the one that all you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself!
Post # 9
Sorry this confused me “Only problem is Future Mother-In-Law is hosting the Rehearsal Dinner and wants to be hands on for all of it and doesnt like to use the internet or computer at all.” and I somehow missed this: “Oh and she isnt planning on buying the invitaitons, she wants me to do all that.“
I think it’s time to have Fiance step in. Have him explain that you will gladly send out e-vites for her and link her to the RSVP page or she can take care of it in her own way. As a controlling person, it was hard for me to relinquish the Rehearsal Dinner. However, I kept reminding myself that if it wasn’t the way I would have done it, it was a reflection on his family, not mine. It turned out to be asbolutely wonderful, but they are wonderful so I’m not surprised.
I’d be careful not to put your name on anything so that if it’s a fiasco (it seems very childish for her to want to be part of some of it but not all of it), it’s on her.