Post # 1
Good Morning Bees!
I need to let the bridal party know details about the rehearsal and dinner. The church is only allowing those invovled with the ceremony to attend. Following the rehearsal, my fiance and I will be hosting a dinner. How do I word to them that rehearsal is only limited but the dinner is open to there dates/spouses to attend but capacity is limited as well. I do not want to hurt anyones feelings.
Post # 2
I think its best to communicate that through a conversation with them. I would do the invites normally, but give them a call after they are sent and explain the situation. Since their dates are invited to the dinner (the best/fun part) I would think they would be very understanding. 🙂
ETA: I think that if you tried to word that on an invitation they would probaly call to clarify anyways.
Post # 3
I assume you mean the wedding party (including the groomsmen). I would send an invitation to the rehearsal dinner listing the names of those who are invited and giving them the time and location.
I would communicate the information about the rehearsal itself with the wedding party in the same manner you have shared other wedding details- text, email etc. You can include a line about the limited attendance and offer to help with rides if their SO’s are unable to drop them off and pick them up after the rehearsal.