(Closed) What did you do for rehearsal dinner invites?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My Future Mother-In-Law absolutely hates our wedding invites, so I designed something that I knew she would love (she’s hosting the RD). It’s much more formal than I would’ve liked, but whatever makes her happy right? hahahahah. We’re sending them out around the same time as the invites go out, only because we’re inviting people who wouldn’t normally expect to go to the Rehearsal Dinner.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I sent out cute beach style summer invites, I just bought them at a party store. I think people like receiving invitations in the mail, even if they already know they are invited.

Post # 5
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Newbee

I think as with most things, it depends on how formal the Rehearsal Dinner is. If it was a casual backyard thing, I wouldn’t mail invites, I would just phone/email. I like the pdf idea! If it was a sitdown dinner at a nice restaurant, I would most likely send out a formal invitation.

Post # 6
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Newbee

I agree with haliwood. I always thought Rehearsal Dinner invitations were verbal, and I never receieved a formal Rehearsal Dinner invite until this year. But it depends how formal you want it to be. A PDF is a great idea. We’re having food catered at our house, and invitations didn’t even phase me. BUT I realize I have a Gocco dying to be used!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My Future Mother-In-Law is sorting this out right now, so I did some checking online.  There are no set rules for RDs or Rehearsal Dinner invites.  If it is a small/intimate Rehearsal Dinner, verbal invitations are fine.  For RDs that go beyond a small group or family-only, the invite should align with the style of the event.  So, as others have suggested, a sit-down dinner in a nice restaurant would have more fomal invitations than a backyard barbeque.  Given the timing of your wedding, something quick and easy would probably be the most helpful. 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We ordered ours from invitationbox.com.  They were not expensive at all, and are very nice – just came yesterday!  They also printed and shipped quite quickly.  We just got a single page invite indicating to RSVP by phone.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

We are using some of the AWSOME print yourself letterpress invites from Target.  I just used them for my Fiance law school grad. party and they are a great quality and great price.

I agree with the ladies above if you feel like an email or phone fits the formality of your event then go for it!  My only concern would be if you did it in PDF format make sure everyone can open attachments, I know my grandparents would have not have a clue what to do with a PDF.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I used a fun, creative engagement picture and made a postcard through snapfish.  It lets you create the saying on the opposite sign and pre-addressed the return label.  They were under $0.75 a pc and everyone loves them.  We didn’t do Save-The-Date Cards so this was a way to use our fab e-session pics.  Also, it was cheaper to send out postcards then standard cards.  Try to save a couple pennies here and there so I can spend them elsewhere, on myself of course. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Do we need rehearsal dinner invites?! My Future Mother-In-Law is handling the dinner. I guess I just figured everyone at the rehearsal would come to the dinner and therefore they would already know…

Anyways… I think HeatherB’s idea of cute picture postcards is cute but if I run out of time and money I’ll just do some standard write your own invites.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

mel15nrk – typically, whomever hosts the rehearsal dinner is responsible for getting the word out – either through formal invitations, casual invites, phone or email.  Not everyone is an experienced guest and you may want to include more people than will be at the actual rehearsal (significant others of the wedding party, immediate or close family not a part of the ceremony, etc.).  Better to be clear about the invitations than assume people will know when/where to show up. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

i did DIY inserts for the rehearsal dinner and put them in all the out of town guests wedding invites. they complemented my wedding invites but they weren’t as formal because we used a colored cardstock.

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