(Closed) Who to Invite to Rehearsal Dinner?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Everyone involved in the rehearsal, plus their dates.  That’s pretty standard issue 🙂

 

We’re NOT including out of towners.  Just those at the rehearsal and dates.

 

ETA: how old is your cousin doing the reading? Because if she’s over 18, I’d just invite her and a guest… but if she’s a minor I might invite her parents too.  Tough call though.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Etiquette-wise, anyone involved in the rehearsal and their significant others should be invited to the rehearsal dinner.  As far as the significant others are concerned, usually if they are in a relationship they count.  As in, who are you to judge whether or not their relationship is serious, know what I mean?

As for the parents, if it is a really young child (flower girl, for example) and they can’t go anywhere without their parents, they should be invited.  If your cousin is like 14 years old, then I don’t *think* mom & dad need to come along, but I’m not as sure about that.

Also, if budget allows, often times people who travel from out of town are invited & hosted at the rehearsal dinner as well.  We are not planning to extend the invitation to our out of town guests at this point, but we do plan on providing information regarding restaurants and entertainment near the hotels.  We can’t really leave them hanging, but we don’t feel it’s in our budget to host them to dinner either.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re starting with everyone who has a role in the wedding and their significant other (as long as a significant other is invited to the wedding. we aren’t doing +1s. We’re only inviting dates if we know both people).

If they’re young enough that they don’t drive themselves, then their parents and siblings are invited.

And our immediate family is invited – siblings, moms; plus our aunts and godparents.

Some invite all out of town guests, but that would be like, everyone on our guest list.

We’re at about 41 people and hoping not all the kids end up coming.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

For out of town guests though, we do plan to meet them AFTER the rehearsal dinner at a restaurant/bar close to the hotels.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

We are inviting our bridal party, my mom, my grandmother and my brother. Pretty much everyone that will be at the rehersal

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