(Closed) rehearsal dinner invitations necessary?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

i don’t know what the official etiquette is, but we’re sending them bc we are inviting family members who may not realize that they’re invited (thinking it’s just the bridal party).

Post # 4
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

If you’re inviting more than just the usual suspects (i.e. wedding party and family) I’d suggest sending something out. It can be very simple. We had problems with people not knowing they were invited… although I’d sent out a weekend schedule with the STD’s and noted that all out of town guests were invited to the RH. I listed all the weekend events on the RSVP with the invite in order to get a head count for each event. We had a lot of people that we had to call because they had not RSVP’s for the Rehearsal Dinner. They all said they didn’t figure they were invited. It’s amazing how something that seems SOOO obvious to you can be so not obvious to someone else. So, my vote is for straight out invites of some kind. It may cut down on confusion. Good luck!

Post # 5
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

In our case, my husband’s parents hosted the Rehearsal Dinner and I left it up to them.  In the end, they chose to send simple invitations to everyone so there wouldn’t be a quiestion of who was invited, as well as that they could bring a guest. For her Rehearsal Dinner, my friend chose not to send invitations and relied on word of mouth.  I think it depends on what your situation is.  Personally, I think invitations are  fun, but they may not always be necessary.

Post # 6
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think people do whatever seems appropriate to the level of formality.  If you have having a very fancy Rehearsal Dinner, maybe invitations are necessary.  My sister had a fairly casual one, as are we, and so even though we are inviting some Out of Town guests as well as the families and bridal party, we are just going to call them to let them know we would be happy to have them there.

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