(Closed) Who do you invite to your rehersal dinner?

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

If they’re in the ceremony, yes, definitely invited.  So people doing readings, definitely.  I also invited immediate family, plus grandparents.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

That is a good question, where does it end?

I am obviously having the wedding party and our parents. We are having the Rehearsal Dinner at my Fiance parents house (just cocktail styled no dinner) and there will be family from scotland staying at the house so we very well  have to ask them to attend, then our grandparents, and we ask our marrige commisioner but she said she wouldnt attend…

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

we are having everyone involved in the ceremony except the musicians, immediate family, grandparents, bridal party, and out of town guests.

It ends up to be 45 people! 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

We are having everyone in the bridal party and our immediate families along with close out-of-town family & guests.  Our list is about 70-80 people!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We are having the wedding party & those involved in the ceremony, immediate family members of the wedding party, and the family members that we are closest with- parents, grandparents, godparents, siblings, aunts and uncles from out of town, etc. It is a little crazy, because we are somewhere in the 40-50 people range!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

Same here…we’re inviting everyone directly involved in the ceremony + family members and any out of town guests etc totalling roughly 50 people yikes!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

So everyone coming to the wedding will be out-of-town guests and we did not want to make my Future Mother-In-Law pay for everyone.  Therefore, for the dinner we are inviting wedding party, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.  After dinner, we’ll have an open house of sorts where people that come in to town on Friday night instead of Saturday, can come by and have a drink and still feel included and welcome.  We thought this was the best way to accomodate everyone.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We did wedding party, my parents, his parents, grandparents, GB attendant who is from out of town (also a close friend helping with LOTS of wedding stuff), my aunt (from out of town….my only family coming by the way) and my bridesmaids’ mom (also likie a second mom to me also from out of town). My only "family" coming is my parents, my aunt, and my 2nd mom. Also my FI’s aunt and uncle and their SO’s because apparently they got offended they weren’t invited to their niece’s. There will be 31 of us!

I think it’s perfectly ok not to invite out of towners if your wedding is literally all out of towners. my FMIl would not have been happy with that idea! What’s "out of town" anyways? 4 hour drive? plane ticket? etc.  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re having an in-country destination, so after the actual rehersal everyone who has come up to the resort the night before is welcome {we’re also having a casual BBQ, so that makes the cost a bit easier to manage}.

It really all depends on your situation – where your wedding is, how formal you’re being, etc.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think the musts are anyone who is IN the wedding and parents, but then its really up to you. FI’s parents are hosting so weve completely left it up to them, and they are inviting the grandparents as well. I know some people say all out of towners but for us that would be like 80% of the total wedding!  

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re doing wedding party, with guests and parents…which adds up to about 20ish people.  Kind of unreal, but the show must go on!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

We are having people in our wedding as well as immediate family invited to the rehearsal dinner.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We are inviting our families, the bridal party, and some close cousins and friends.  It is going to be about 20 people total.  Just make sure that the person hosting it is ok with that many people.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Holy Family Catholic Church, reception: National Infantry Museum

Mr. CC insisted we invite the bridal party and everyone involved with the ceremony, plus all of our aunts, uncles, cousins, and everyone’s significant others.  It comes to around 70 people.  I’m appalled by the amount of people that we are buying dinner for, but eh, such is life. 

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