Post # 1
Well, i was going to mail out rehersal invitations but i have decided against it and instead i wanted to maybe post something at the rehersal? I honestly wanted to get it across that the rehersal is being hosted by them and the wedding is being hosted by my parents but i dont know what to do? put up a million balloons saying thanks Mr Students parents? haha, i guess i could get out some hand written invitations tommorrow but i dont know. Also, what do yall think of plates that guests sign at the rehersal? I saw it at wal mart and i think its a good idea since my rehersal wont have that many people at it? What do yall think?
Post # 3
I think this is up to your FI’s parents, since they are hosting. Talk to them and see how they feel about notifying people about the rehearsal dinner information. Maybe they want to send out invitations on their own. If not, then ask how they feel about you sending out the invitations. Whoever does the invitations for it, they should say “Mr. & Mrs. Groomsparents invite you to a rehearsal dinner etc etc” and it becomes instantly clear they are hosting it.
On a side note, you mentioned the idea of having a “thank you” for them – it definitely would be lovely to do something like that, but I don’t think I’d go along the lines of putting balloons with a big “thank you” 🙂 You aren’t going to have something like at your wedding thankin your parents right? Same thing.
Post # 4
Haha, yeah thank you balloons would be unbeleivably ugly lol, i guess ill let them take care of it, but they havent said anything about invitations? so im just a bit confused, i mean we KNOW who is coming to the rehersal dinner but still…
Post # 5
Well how big is the rehearsal dinner going to be? Is it just like 10 of you, which is your parents, his parnets, you two, and a couple of aunts anduncles? Or are there going to be many other people there – out of town guests, extended family, etc?
If it’s just a few of you then invitations probably aren’t even necessary b/c everyone will know who is hosting it, being so few of you. I was assuming there were a larger number of people….in which case you ought to just bring it up casually with your future in laws and ask if theyre thinking of sending out invitations or how they want to let people know about the details of the dinner.
Post # 6
Maybe your in-laws haven’t said anything ’cause they’re waiting for you. Maybe you should ask what they’re thinking of doing.
Post # 7
Why does the information of whomever is hosting each event need to be made public? Nearly everyone in attendance honestly won’t care. They will be attending solely for the purpose of seeing you be married and celebrating with you and your family and friends afterward.