Rehearsal Dinner - who to invite?
Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:33 PM
So, I was thinking we might change instead have a rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding. We have only told people about the night before dinner that what be invited either way, so we have only officialy invited people to the wedding.
But - we are having 55-60 people at the wedding - For our rehearsal dinner we would invite our wedding party, immediate family (including aunts/uncles/grandparents) and some really close friends. This would be about 40-45 people. Is this really bad?
The only ppl who wouldn't be invited to both would be his grandparent's siblings and their children (that we don't know anyway) and were only invited b/c his grandparents asked us to. I know this seems silly, but this ends up being 10-15 people and we need to cut somewhere.. I also like the idea of having only those close to us there for the rehearsal dinner, as that was what I really wanted for the whole thing..
Posted 14 March 2009 - 08:58 PM
If I were one of the few that were left out, I would probably feel a little hurt. If these people are willing to travel to your wedding, then, they should be included like everyone else. But, if you want to keep it more intimate, then, maybe you could just limit the rehearsal dinner so that people won't feel left out. Or, maybe you can opt to have a cocktail party (no dinner) for your welcome party..which may help reduce the cost
Posted 14 March 2009 - 11:10 PM
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 11:32 PM
DarcyJAde - I think you do it as a "rehearsal dinner" and just have the included people, then have everyone meet later in the evening for a cocktail party if you can do that. I think only bridal party and immediate family should expect to be included - and you are including everyone in the cocktail party so I think that's fine.
I went to a wedding in Puerto Rico last year (FI's cousin) and only bridal party and close family were invited - which did only leave out about 15 ppl - I don't think other people expected anything differently and everyone acted like they were fine with it.
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