Post # 1
Just wondering how many of you are sending formal invitations to your guests for the RD?
We hadn’t even thought about it, but now that the parents are involved, our Rehearsal Dinner has gone from a simple Italian meal served family style in a little, locally owned restaurant to a much fancier dinner in a private room at a great seafood restaurant on the water. The restaurant actually wants the menu selections 5 days before the Rehearsal Dinner, so it seems that we are going to have to either serve everyone the same thing, or contact them all. An actual invitation and request for RSVP seems like the simplest thing at this point. A lot of the Rehearsal Dinner invitations I see online just ask for a telephoned RSVP, which would at least allow us to quiz them on entree preferences.
Post # 3
We did really simple ones from VistaPrint asking for an RSVP by email or phone – you could also go the Evite route if everyone is tech saavy (not the case with some of our relatives) and there’s a function on there where you can list meal preferences and people respond…
Post # 4
At any craft store you can buy invitation kits to create your own invitations. This would allow you to put the menu selections, have people choose what they like, and either mail a response back (like they have/will for the wedding reception), email you, or call. It takes a little bit of work callibrating the printer to print correctly (most kits come with step-by-step directions) but it will probably be the most efficient and classiest route. If this is an upscale dinner, you want the invites to match.
Post # 5
Invites – yes…formal….no! 😉
We are doing a theme bparty (as tacky as that may be) so the invites will match. It’s a Hawaiian themed party coplete with instructions to arrive in proper attire or be made to wear the coconut bra and grass skirt.
I will probably make something photo-card like, as was my business before all this wedding planning begun.
Post # 6
We are doing nice invites, but not formal; my fmil is sending them out. We wanted something on the nicer side because our rehearsal dinner is on my grandma’s 90th birthday and we are throwing her a suprise party that night.
Post # 7
we’re doing invites, but they won’t be formal. i’m trying to get my Future Mother-In-Law to use pose prints for it. i think if you do RSVP by phone you’ll be fine in terms of headcount (that’s our plan).
Post # 8
we’re doing a RH at a nice restaurant for about 50 ppl. and i plan on sending out formal invites.. i thought weddingpaperdivas had some that were reasonably priced ($50 for 25).
Post # 9
we’re doing a RH at a nice restaurant for about 50 ppl. and i plan on sending out formal invites.. i thought weddingpaperdivas had some that were reasonably priced ($50 for 25). or i may try making them myself and printing them out at kinkos. but do i want to do all that work to save maybe $20bucks? probably not…
Post # 10
overnightprints.com! We made postcards with our wedding invite font and the bird graphic that’s repeated throughout our stationary We did an email or a phone in RSVP, but we’re doing a cocktail party for all out of town guests, so we had a large number to send out.
iprint.com also does flat invites for very inexpensive, and you can import your own graphics if you want.