Post # 1
Obviously all of the bridal party and parents/siblings, but are dates/SO’s of the bridal party and siblings invited to the rehearsal dinner? I feel like it’s bad etiquette to not invite them, but FI feels like they don’t need to be invited, which would save a lot on costs.
Post # 3
@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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We are inviting SOs of bridal party and family members. We are also inviting OOT guests