(Closed) Who is invited to the rehearsal dinner?

posted 4 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Are SO's/dates of bridal party and siblings invited to the rehearsal dinner?
    yes : (32 votes)
    97 %
    no : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    3783 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @kb7:  It’s my understanding that the rehearsal dinner is for the bridal party and their dates, family, and out of town guests. Unfortunately, that means our rehearsal dinner is a miniature version of our wedding because there will be 65-70 people there. But yes, you should invite the guests of the BP. 

    Post # 4
    2213 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Yes, of course your siblings should all be there, and it’s common courtesy to extend members of your bridal party a +1 for the rehearsal dinner.

    Post # 5
    8176 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i suppose it is up to you on who you invite.

    but if people are in relationships, they should be invited with them.

    Post # 6
    2029 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Whose siblings? Yours or BP’s?  Yours…yes…BP’s no.  BP’s SO’s dont have to be invited but it would be nice.  If they have to travel to be in the wedding and their SO is there then yes. 

    Post # 7
    632 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We’re inviting BP (and respective SO’s or plus 1’s), other attendants (guestbook attendant and personal attendant – along with their families, as they’re under 18), host and hostess couples, and out of state guests.

    Post # 8
    700 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    If you were going to eliminate anyone, I’d suggest out of town guests. We invited WP, +1’s, parents, siblings, siblings’ +1’s and kids, grandparents, and parents siblings and kids (our closest aunts, uncles, and cousins), and had about 50 people.


    Post # 9
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    At a minimum you have to include your immediate families (parents and siblings), bridal party, parents of any child attendants, plus SOs of any of the above.

    It’s nice to include OOT guests if you have the budget and space, but not required. 

    Post # 10
    2694 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I had the entire bridal party there… plus some were already married couples anyway. Plus I had kids there of the bp as well plus my oot family and dh’s oot friends.  All in all, around 40 people or so.


    Post # 11
    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We are inviting SOs of bridal party and family members. We are also inviting OOT guests

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