(Closed) When do I send out rehearsal dinner invitations?

posted 11 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Are you inviting more than your bridal party & immediate families to the rehearsal dinner?  If not, I think your guests might assume that there’s a rehearsal dinner that they need to be free for, since it’s a pretty well known thing that there’s a rehearsal before the big day.

If you’re inviting more, then I would just include either that or maybe a rehearsal STD that matches your invite suite in the mix, so when they get the invite, they also get a note to watch out for a real rehearsal invite.

Post # 4
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

Definitely send them together…in the same envelope if that’s possible!

Post # 5
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am sending mine together in the same envelope with the invitations!

Post # 6
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m curious about this too—FI’s mother is sending ours directly so they didn’t go in with our invites, and I don’t think she’s planning to send them till next month (though the info is on our website so out-of-towners already know about it; not worried from the travel planning perspective).

I was wondering whether we should send welcome dinner invites to those guests who’ve already RSVPed “no,” though. We had a few (all family) we knew weren’t coming after the STDs, but sent them wedding invitations anyway. But adding yet another invite to that when they’ve already said they’re not coming seems weird, and I imagine we’ll have more Out of Town “no” people by next month now that people are getting the formal invites.

Should they get welcome dinner invites anyway? Thanks!

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