(Closed) Rehearsal dinner question

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m beginning to think I’m the only person on earth not sending out RD invites!

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We sent out invites, and I think it’s a great idea because then there is no question as to who is invited. You can also throw directions and start time on there to help everyone get to the right place on time. Just a recommendation, have the start time on the invitation be 15 minutes before the actual start time because rehearsals almost never start on time due to latecomers!  We sent them out about a month to a month and a half before the wedding. I think we put “regrets only” for the rsvp

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We sent ours about a month after sending out the wedding invites–so, a little over a month before the wedding–just because people were starting to ask for details so they could figure out their travel plans.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My in-laws hosted our rehearsal dinner and they sent out invites about a month before the wedding. It was nice for everyone to have definate day/time/location information. They also asked for an RSVP and meal choice.

I was in a wedding recently and the in-laws hosted the Rehearsal Dinner, they emailed the invite and asked for an RSVP. I was happy to have the information (so it’s not 100% word of mouth) and the RSVP is needed for the restaurant and for who’s paying.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

To add: I think an RSVP is needed because you should know who’s bringing dates and who’s not. You might assume that a bridal party member is bringing their SO but sometimes, they can’t make it to the Rehearsal Dinner.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am including our Rehearsal Dinner invitations in the wedding invitations–just adding an extra card for those who are invited to the Rehearsal Dinner. That was the simplest/cheapest way I could think of to do it!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

The only reason we are doing Rehearsal Dinner invites is because Future Mother-In-Law threw a tantrum hissy fit (I wish I was exaggerating) about not being on the invitations.  Even though she offered nothing towards the wedding and my parents are giving a significant amount so FH and I felt they should get recognition on the wedding invitations.  Future Mother-In-Law quickly offered to host the Rehearsal Dinner after she heard that part about the recognition part and literally pointed out that now she is hosting so she should get recognition (*shakes head*).  So now FH and I feel like we should at least humor her and send out invitations with her name on them since she is hosting that. 

I didn’t actually realize anyone else sent out invites for the rehearsal dinner except for weird circumstances like ours.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I feel so old-school!  All we did was tell the Wedding Party where dinner will be and ask if they’re bringing spouses.

We don’t need an exact head count though.  We have wiggle room.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we are mailing out invites, but they are casual & casually addressed. we have to have a head count though.

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