Post # 1
Even though our rehearsal dinner is only for the wedding party and immediate family (32 people in all), I still wanted to mail out invitations. My FI’s dad and stepmother are paying for the Rehearsal Dinner, so I thought it would be nice to send invitations that clearly state “hosted by X & X” to avoid any misunderstandings.
Anyway, when do you all think the invitations should be mailed? Everyone who’ll be invited already knows that they’re invited, so this is really more of a nicety than anything else. Formal invites just went out TODAY (eek!), 8 weeks before the wedding. I was thinking 4 weeks out for mailing the Rehearsal Dinner invites – any thoughts?
Post # 3
i was wondering the same thing! and my other question is – even though your in laws will be the ones hosting (same thing is happening with our RD), are we the ones that send out invitations for it or do i give her the addresses and she sends out invitations?
Post # 4
@ bloodgo1 – I think that traditionally the hosts would be responsible for sending invitations, but I volunteered to do it to be on the safe side. At my FBIL’s wedding a few years ago, invitations to the Rehearsal Dinner weren’t sent out and it was very unclear to me who was invited, who was hosting, who was paying, etc. For our wedding, I’d rather be safe than sorry!
I’m making and mailing the invitations, but my FI’s dad and stepmom’s address will be the return address, and they are the contact for the RSVPs.
Post # 5
Well, my Future Mother-In-Law is hosting the rehearsal dinner and she’s going to send them out at the same time the invitations are sent out, which will be the first week of April.