Post # 1
Out of curiosity, how many people are attending your rehearsal dinner? Also, are you inviting just the bridal party and immediate family (and maybe grandparents), or did you invite all the Out of Town guests (or maybe even more)?
We will have a total of 53 people, and we’re only inviting the wedding party and their dates/families, immediate family, grandparents, and other people who have to rehearse:
Me and Fiance = 2 people
My parents = 2 people
FI’s parents = 2 people
Grandparents = 6 people
Six bridesmaids and their dates = 10 people
Six groomsmen and their dates = 8 people
Three flower girls and their families (parents of two of the flower girls already accounted for under the bridesmaids and dates) = 8 people
One ring bearer and his family = 6 people
Two vocalists and their dates = 4 people
Two readers and their dates/families = 5 people
Post # 3
We are inviting the wedding party and their guest(s) + our grandparents and our aunt and uncle who take care of our grandparents.
Post # 4
Me and Fiance – 2
FI’s parents – 2
My “parents” – 2
FI’s siblings – 2
FI’s groomsman who is not a sibling and his date – 2
My bridesmaids and their dates – 6
Grandparents – 6
My uncle who is a close family member – 1
Total – 23
Post # 5
We invited the wedding party and their guests, immediate family and extended Out of Town family (aunts, cousins, etc).
Post # 6
Hovering in the 31ish range:
Fiance, myself, officiant and wife, 4 bridesmaids plus 3 dates, 5 groomsmen plus 5 dates, 2 flower girls, 4 parents plus 1 step mom, 1 grandma, 1 DOC plus 1 date. And a partridge in a pear tree.
No additional Out of Town guests are invited.
Post # 7
Me and Fiance – 2
Our parents – 4
Grandparents – 4
BMs & guests – 10
GMs & guests – 6
Readers & guests – 4
Total: 30 (oops I voted 31-40 in the poll before counting!)
Almost our entire guest list is Out of Town and it’s not customary in my circle to invite them all to the rehearsal dinner, just immediate family, wedding party and their dates.
Post # 8
Thanks for your responses, ladies!
Now I really want to know who has more than 90 people coming to her rehearsal dinner, lol.
Post # 9
We are doing a special rehearsal dinner/overnight party the night before our wedding as our venue is also a mansion. We will have about 30 people total to have dinner and spend the night in the suites.
Whoever has 90+ people, I salute you!
Post # 10
We’re not sure if we’ll be having a rehersal dinner, but considering 21 (including us) are family/wedding party members out of our 27 total I will probably invite the whole wedding guest list to the rehersal dinner. I’d feel bad saying “Sorry, you’re not family or in the wedding party” to the three couples that would be left out, one of which would be flying across the country for the wedding.
Post # 11
Around 25 people are attending ours. We’re having it in a very small restaurant that can only hold 35 people, so we rented the entire place to ourselves haha!
Post # 12
We invited everyone because our wedding was basically a destination wedding.
I think we had about 98 at the wedding and probably about 88 at the rehearsal dinner. It was really great to just have extra time with all our guests.
Post # 13
We have 45 invited, but it is a cocktail party with heavy ap’s at my parents, very near the church. It is family, bridal party and those who have been especially involved/helpful in the process.
Post # 15
Us two + bridal party and dates + immediate family + grandparents = 30
Post # 16
We are still up in the air about having a Rehearsal Dinner; 18 days to go and money is tight.
2 – Bride & Groom
3 – Family of the Bride
5 – Family of the Groom (if Future Mother-In-Law doesnt bring the boys it’d be 3)
2 – 2 Bridesmaids + Date if any; one said she already has plans Fri. nigh so no dinner.
3 – 2 Groomsmen + Date if any
1 – Officiant
5 – 2 Flower Girls + Family Members
21 Total, 25 at most!