(Closed) Rehearsal dinner, but no official invites?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m just doing word of mouth! ๐Ÿ™‚ You def. don’t need invites!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think word of mouth is fine, I didn’t even think people gave actual invites to the Rehearsal Dinner until I found weddingbee!!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Some concerns I would have about word of mouth. 1. Out of Town guests may need more information on the locations.  2. People always forget the time and thus would be bugging you about it. 3. If you need a headcount you might find that those you didn’t intend to include might also get the word of mouth invite.

Just something to think about.  You could always do an email/evite invitation if you are trying to save some $$

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Word of mouth is fine. We’re thinking of having a family type party where our two extended families can meet (sort of what ends up happening at a rehearsal dinner) and if we do that then we’ll do word of mouth. Maybe a follow up email just to remind everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

at my MoH’s wedding they used evite.com for the rehearsal dinner.  just a suggestion. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Have you seen paperlesspost.com – that’s what i’m doing for my rehearsal invites.  It’s email invitations that look like real ones and you pay like $8 for 100.  I’ve had so much fun desiging!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think an evite is just fine if you’re trying to save time and money.  That way, your guests know when/where they need to be, and they can plan accordingly (plus, they won’t be bugging you!). 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are just doing word of mouth.  If I had to do invites though I would just go to Target and buy a pack of fill in the blank invites to give out.  I don’t think you need to do crazy formal invites for the rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner. 

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Hi fellow SD bride!

We are having our dinner at a local Mexican restaurant and designed the invitation shown below by using this link:  http://www.invitationconsultants.com/invitation.aspx?p_invitationitem=NWRLP369&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=googlebase&utm_medium=CMP

We’re emailing this to our Rehearsal Dinner guests for a heads up and then putting a printed version in their Welcome Bags. 

Hope it helps and feel free to PM me for any other last minute needs! 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are having a super-casual pizza and beer rehearsal dinner and are inviting everyone who is invited to the wedding.  I totally thought we could get away with word of mouth invitations (and by word of mouth, I mean the info is on our website and we plan to include info in the Out of Town bags), but my mom put her foot down.  From her perspective – the older, more traditional perspective, guests really like to KNOW that they are invited to something, rather than just hearing about it from others.  My Future Mother-In-Law, who is hosting, decided to send formal invitations (but I think she got them for $1.50 each on wedding paper divas), but I think an evite to totally fine.

Word of mouth may be fine for your friends, but I think your older guests will appreciate a real invitation so they know they are welcome and so that they will not feel uncomfortable showing up.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Word of mouth is fine for Rehearsal Dinner, even for older guests. I sent an evite, everyone liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Invites are definitely not required.  In fact, I’m not sure I have ever gotten an invite.  We are doing a destination wedding, so we are putting the info on the website, and then also probably a little mini invite in our little welcome bags.  Just so people have the times and locations and stuff. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

We are only having our wedding party, and we’ve invited their so which is only like an extra 5 people and our parents, so we are just doing word of mouth, and I know alot of people don’t agree but I made up an event on fb since everyone invited has one except the parents, just to make sure people can have something in writing (especially the so of the guys in the wedding lol) and so people can see the menu of where the rd is incase people haven’t been there before.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We used Pingg and made sure that the older invitees had someone making sure they would get there.  It was fine.  At that point, the thought of addressing yet more envelopes was beyond unappealing.

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