(Closed) rehearsal dinner guests

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Invite the photographer to the rehearsal dinner?
    yeah, why not? : (5 votes)
    26 %
    no, why bother? : (14 votes)
    74 %
    something else (please indicate in comments) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Are you friends with the photographer?  If not, I wouldn’t bother!  You want the rehearsal dinner to be laid back and fun … a little relaxation before the big day.  Your photographer won’t know anyone and you’ll end up having to entertain.  If you want him/her to meet the players then invite him/her to just the rehearsal and not the dinner.

    Post # 4
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We’re actually having our photographer work our rehearsal dinner!  It came as part of our package!  But, I agree with the earlier post.  If she’s not already a friend, I wouldn’t.  You’ll end up having to entertain rather than relax and enjoy your last night as a single woman!

    Post # 5
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I’ve never heard of doing so, nor have I seen any photographers who offer it (or if they do, they don’t bother to mention it on their sites). But I don’t see the harm in it either.

    Post # 6
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I wouldn’t bother.  I want the Rehearsal Dinner to be about my closest family and friends.

    Post # 7
    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Our photographer isn’t invited. She lives 45 minutes away from where our Rehearsal Dinner is and has two small kids, so I doubt she’ll want to make the trip. Unless you hire a photographer to capture your Rehearsal Dinner, there’s no reason to invite him/her to the Rehearsal Dinner.

    Post # 9
    2681 posts
    Sugar bee

    I dont think its necessary to have the photographer there.  I had our photographer there because I wanted more pictures!

    Post # 10
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    If the photog is a good friend – sure! But if not, I wouldnt.  You really dont want to put them in an potentially uncomfortable situation of saying no.

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