Okay, so I'm trying to keep our wedding within budget, and originally didn't plan on having a rehearsal dinner, but since my half of the guest list is coming from out of town, I'm reconsidering and think it would be nice to do.
Here are my questions:
1) Who should be invited? Obviously the both sets of parents, and the wedding party. But what about spouses/plus-ones?
2) Would it be tacky to ask the attendees to pay for their own meal? Or at the very least to pay for their spouse/plus-one?
Keep in mind that our proposed guest list so far is small (65, but I'm hoping to keep it closer to 55), so about 12 will be parents/wedding party (not including plus-ones).
And now I'm wondering if non-wedding party out of town guests should be included? Or are they kind of on their own? If they're also invited, it would basically be our entire guest list at the rehearsal dinner...
Oh my...so much to consider!