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Featured September 2022 Alberta

Rehearsal dinner

Alyx, on December 8, 2021 at 15:15 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 9
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How do I invite the people who are coming to my rehearsal dinner?
I will have the rehearsal at the venue and the dinner (a bbq) at our Airbnb Do I put this on the invitations? Or do I send a Facebook message to everyone who’s coming to the rehearsal dinner Or do I just put it on my wedding website.. just not knowing if everyone will even look on my website ..Not really wanting to send out more invitations just for the rehearsal dinner just seems like a waste of paper in my opinion.
Also my rehearsal dinner will be on a Thursday.. I feel bad people will have to take work off for 2-3 days but Friday was the last date they had available for a wedding so we took it.

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Latest activity by Tunisha, on December 12, 2021 at 12:23
  • Tunisha
    Featured October 2021 Ontario
    Tunisha ·
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    I would say to invite people that only have a huge impact on your wedding day at the rehearsal dinner and not everyone. That way you don’t feel bad about having it Thursday if they have work.
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    You can put on the invitation of the Rehearsal dinner held and the website has more information to follow up. This will allow you to have less amount of invitation addition to send along with the wedding card. Also it will be helpful to know if they do respond to be attending for count to cook the right amount of burgers, hot dogs, etc. being served.

    My parents wanted to host the Welcome Dinner aka Rehearsal dinner for us Indians before the pre events. We had the same the same thing happen on a Thursday before the wedding on a Friday. The immediate families and wedding party did come out for it.

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  • Megan
    Frequent user July 2023 Ontario
    Megan ·
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    If it's just the usual people who go (close family and wedding party) then I would send out a group message. But I know some people, especially with destination weddings, invite more guests so if that's the case I don't see why it couldn't be included in the itinerary.

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  • Amanda
    Featured August 2022 British Columbia
    Amanda ·
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    I wouldn't put it on the actual invite that you're sending to everyone. Rehearsal dinner usually is only a small group of people that are part of your bridal party, your parents grandparents and siblings

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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
    Hank ·
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    When it's that small of a group, we just let people know via Whatsapp or email. Rehearsal dinners don't require a formal invite.

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  • Liberty
    Featured May 2022 Alberta
    Liberty ·
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    We are only planning on having bridal party and immediate family at the rehearsal dinner. We are doing a BBQ at my MILs house. I will probably just text everyone the details
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  • Carmel
    Featured December 2020 Ontario
    Carmel ·
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    We sent out an electronic invite after the fact (we wanted to see who was coming first as it was an out of town dinner mostly). Part of our RSVP was asking if they'd be staying in the town where our wedding was the night before the wedding (no one lived there). We were also able to customize who can see what events on our website so they could see it there too.
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  • Alyx
    Featured September 2022 Alberta
    Alyx ·
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    Yeah no it’s not all our guests! Just the wedding party and our parents still it’s about 25 people
    And we are paying for the bbq
    That’s a good idea actually!! Thank you ☺️
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  • Laura
    Devoted June 2022 Ontario
    Laura ·
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    Unless *everyone* is invited to the rehearsal dinner (and inviting them implies you are taking care of the bill), then do not put it anywhere public, like your invitations or wedding website. We are personally including an extra little card in the invitation suite to include with only those who we are having at the rehearsal dinner (I.e parents, siblings, bridal party).
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