(Closed) "Wedding Eve" Dinner..suggestions for wording??

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3688 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you’re hosting the party – inviting the guests, etc – you need to pay for it, especially when the guests are coming from such a great distance.

I think you either have to forgo having a dinner/get-together the night before, or you need to start putting away $20-$50 bucks a month to have an informal dinner. There are options that won’t be very expensive — I’ve heard of some people doing pizza and beer for rehearsal dinners.

Post # 4
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I’ve heard the term “welcome dinner” before.

Post # 5
46641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you are not planning on paying, then the correct term is a ” No-Host”Dinner.

Leaving aside the etiquette issues. the way to phrase the invitation would be:


Please consider attending a No Host Dinner on the evening of _______

It will give all of us an  opportunity to get together before the wedding.

We will be dining at ______   address______ at   _____ time.

Please see the restaurant`s website for menu options http://www.____

You might consider covering coffee and possibly dessert for your guests.

You could work with the restaurant to offer a couple of options for dessert.

Given that it is a No Host Dinner, you really cant expect rsvps.

Post # 6
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t thing there is a way to make it sound any less tacky. Call it whatever you want to, it’s still a rehearsal dinner.

Is there a way you could have it at a friend or relatives home and just bbq food?

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