Post # 1
So my Fiance and I are only going to be having about 50 ppl at our ceremony/reception. we’ve split it up so that we both have roughly 25 ppl each. ALL of my FI’s guest are Out of Town … and 98% of them are family members. 7 of which are immediate family the rest are aunts/uncles/kids. 95% of my guest live in the city and only 70% are family the rest are friends. My question is.. DO you have to have a rehearsal dinner? If so who is suppose to be invited? AND because everyone pretty much is Out of Town guest does that mean we should have a brunch the day after?? Our ENTIRE budget is 10g with the ceremony/reception at about 6g not including alcohol, decor, attire, entertainment, photographer etc. either way we’re on a tight budget.
Post # 3
I think if it’s only Out of Town for half your guests, you don’t need to do a brunch the next day. Obviously, you never NEED to, but I’d recommend a few breakfast places for his family members to check out, but not feel obligated to host them. As for the rehearsal dinner, again not entirely crucial, but I think it’s nice to offer people a pre-wedding meet and greet event, especially the out-of-towners. However, this could be as simple/cheap as inviting everyone over to your house, getting a keg and some pizzas, and just hanging out. It doesn’t need to be fancy.
Post # 4
Our rehearsal dinner is going to only be for our bridal party and anyone performing in the ceremony (readers, etc.), plus their significant others. I think total we’re having 40 people, out of 180 guests. Out of Town guests are NOT invited. They are there for the wedding. I’m not throwing 2 receptions.
We are going to do a BBQ lunch the next day, with stuff from Costco, at my parent’s house. Very easy going. Nothing formal or sit down.
Post # 5
thank you very much for responding and for the ideas and suggestions! I’ll definitely will keep this all in mind!