Post # 1
I am trying to make our rehearsal invitations and I am getting stuck on the wording. The rehearsal is at 5 PM at our church, and the dinner is at a nearby restaurant at 6:30. All of the rehearsal invitations I can find are for just the dinner part – they make no mention of the actual ceremony rehearsal beforehand. So how do people know when/where the rehearsal is? How shoudl I word this properly? Do I have to send a seperate invitation for the actual rehearsal? Do I put it on a seperate card and enclose it with the dinner invitation? Help!!!
Post # 3
I took my Rehearsal Dinner invitation and changed the wording for my wedding party — the part I changed read like:
You are invited to a Rehearsal and Dinner to celebrate
insert name and insert name
on the night before they marry
Rehearsal at 6 o’clock with dinner to follow at 7 o’clock
Post # 4
Although I’m sure such a thing exists, I have never seen an invitation for the rehearsal. All the weddings I have been in, we have just been told what time to be at the church. If there was a formal invitation, it was just for the Rehearsal Dinner. After all, you’re not technically "inviting" your bridal party to the rehearsal – it’s really part of the job. And probably you’re not "inviting" anyone but the actual ceremony participants? So I think that a phone call or even an email works fine, but if you want something in writing, you could enclose a short note with the Rehearsal Dinner invitation indicating the time and place of the rehearsal.
Post # 5
I’m enclosing a small insert for those who need to attend the rehearsal telling them what time to be there and where it is. I fear that if put the rehearsal info right on the invite, everyone who is invited to the dinner will show up to the rehearsal and make things go much slower.
Post # 6
I also put an insert in my invitation and wrote this:
"Come help us celebrate on the eve of our Wedding Day!
Please join us on Friday, September 26, 2008 at 6:30 pm
at the (name of) Hotel.
Dinner and more festivities will immediately follow at (name of) Restaurant. (Address of restaurant)
– Bride and Groom –
Regrets only: (phone number) or (email address)
Directions to the restaurant and back to the hotel are on the reverse."
We’re all staying at the hotel, so yes, it may slow things down to have some extra people there, but it’s not many. And also, I’m not positive what time we’ll be done, so I didn’t put a time for the dinner. I don’t want to be dealing with emails and phone calls in those last few weeks, so I wanted to get this out of the way now