Post # 1
Hello all :
I’ve been meaning to ask this question but I kept forgetting…. if you are having a ceremony rehersal the day before the wedding for about 20 people total and having the rehersal dinner right after (I’m not really set on what we are doing yet, FH’s parents are paying for it but I don’t know what we’re going to do yet, whether it’s at a restaurant or the venue that we have for the weekend), does etiquette stipulate that we still need to distribute/send Rehearsal Dinner invitations? If so, how far in advance? Thanks… 🙂
Post # 3
They are a nicety, you could just get a few and include them in the invitations to those guests that should be there.
Post # 4
Ohhhhhh – that’s a good idea! I didn’t think of that, actually. I kept thinking in my head how it wouldn’t make sense to mail it separate but THAT makes perfect sense. Thank you! I like that
Post # 5
I dont think so, aren’t the people at the rehersal dinner generally apart of the wedding, cant you just let them know when you give them all the other info.
Post # 6
we invited all of our out of towners to our rehearsal dinner, so we sent out e-vites. I did them on punchbowl.com and they were super cute and free. You do have to round up everyone’s emails, but I think it’s nice to have some sort of invitation. The only reason I say that is because in the past we’ve traveled to weddings out of state when hubs was a groomsman and I was all set to go to the Rehearsal Dinner and then found out dates weren’t invited (awkward…). It’s nice to be clear, IMO.
Post # 7
Our bridal party is made up of family except one Bridesmaid or Best Man, so we are just going to ask word of mouth. In the end it will end up only being 11 people include my Fiance and I. This might be rude, but in the end, I don’t see a point in mailing an invite to people I talk to or see at least a few times a month.
Post # 8
They’re not necessary but I do think that they’re a nice touch if you have the time and resources to send them. I made our Rehearsal Dinner invites and we got lots of compliments on them. Most of our guests had never gotten a Rehearsal Dinner invite before so they appreciated the extra thought.