(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner Questions

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think I’ve ever received an actual paper invitation to the rehearsal dinner- or maybe once, the rest of the times it’s been done by word of mouth. I believe we are doing word of mouth- unless FI’s parents choose to send invitations, which is fine by me, but I think we’ll be fine just telling the necessary people.

Post # 4
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

We’re sending out traditional invitations for our rehearsal dinner, including a reply card. But we’re having a really big rehearsal dinner (were inviting 100 people). I’ve never seen information about the actual rehearsal on a reh dinner invite. usually it’s just the people involved in the wedding who need to be at the rehearsal so generally a call, email chain, Facebook message, etc letting people know where they need to be and when will do it. 

Post # 5
853 posts
Busy bee

Ya, I think we’re just going to send an email out to those invited to the rehearsal dinner. Not enough time to wait on mailed replies.

Post # 6
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

We included in our invitations a card for the rehearsal dinner and over night stay as 30 of our closest family and friends were invited (instead of the obvious wedding party only). On the card we included times to note, location and a cute little blurb about staying at the mansion over night.

Post # 7
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m a huge fan of paper invites – I love giving out cards and getting them – so we’ll be doing official invitations.  I won’t be including the actual rehearsal details on them, because my FIs parents are inviting a handful of people who aren’t invited to the actual rehearsal (don’t get me started LOL).  I’m simply emailing those coming to the rehearsal with those details. 

There are super cute ones at http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com – at least they can give inspiration for wording if you decide you want to make your own or email out the invite.


Post # 8
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Future Father-In-Law and Future Mother-In-Law handled the invitations for the rehearsal dinner – I think they have people emailing their entree preferences.

That’s all I can tell you about the invites, because Fiance and I didn’t get one! We’ve gotten a good laugh out of this – are we not invited? I only know the invites went out because my parents said something to me. But, oh, how lovely to have someone just totally handling something and making it so I don’t have to do anything!

Post # 9
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

No “real” invitations here, it was just word of mouth or email/text. We also had a fairly casual wedding atmosphere in general, so there really was no need for formal invites for something such as a rehearsal dinner. That’s just us.

Post # 10
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Pretty sure I filled everyone in via facebook message 🙂 

Post # 11
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We sent invites, more just as a formality to let people know the time/place details.  We are getting married on a beach in a park, so we will have the rehearsal there with a picnic dinner after.  I’m trying to attach a photo but for some reason the uploader isn’t working for me right now.


The wording was:

You’re Invited!


What– Blank & Blank’s Wedding Rehearsal

When– Friday June 22nd at 5:30 pm

Where– Blankety Blank Park, City, State

RSVP[email protected] or myphonenumber


Picnic Dinner to Follow




Post # 12
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Future Mother-In-Law sent formal invitations for the dinner. I sent the wedding party and necessary family members an email abou the actual rehearsal.

Post # 13
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We just had the bridal party attend the Rehearsal Dinner and just told them via email, text, facebook whatever. 

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