(Closed) Rehearsal Dinner without those rehearsing????

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
46413 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Everyone who is required to be at the rehearsal along with their signifcant other( or parents, in the case of the flower girl and ring bearer) should be invited to the rehearsal dinner.

Technically grandparents are not required to attend the rehearsal but I’ve always seen them invited to the dinner.

Post # 4
928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Typically, the rehearsal dinner is for everyone that’s in the ceremony so yes, that would include all the other people you listed other than the BMs and Groomsmen. I like the intimate thing, too, but if you’re going by ettiquette, then you are right wanting to include the other people listed because technically, they are part of your wedding. Also, the dates are usually included, as well. Is there a reason they want to keep it that small? Money? Not being able to plan?

I would ask more questions about what they’re thinking for the rehearsal dinner and bring up your concerns. It’s ok to speak up about the dinner, even if they’re hosting. Just discuss it more with your inlaws, they’d probably love the input and help, especially since they’re planning out of town.

If you want an intimate setting and the rehearsal dinner isn’t really it, maybe you could think about the morning after brunch and just invite the bridal party and immediate family.

Post # 7
13 posts
  • Wedding: January 2011

We kept it to the bridal party, immeadiate family members and those family members who traveled to get to the wedding.

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