This week, we’re tackling the topic of your wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner! Stay in the loop with updates to your email. First up… who to invite to the rehearsal dinner.
Let’s tackle an important to-do on your wedding list: the rehearsal dinner guest list. Who should you invite to the rehearsal dinner? Read on to find out!
Who to Invite to the Rehearsal Dinner
Keep your rehearsal dinner guest list short and sweet. Only those who will actually take part in the rehearsal need to be invited to the rehearsal dinner.
Here’s an easy break-down of who to invite to the rehearsal dinner.
Rehearsal Dinner Guest List
-The Bride and Groom
-Parents of the Bride
-Parents of the Groom
-Siblings of the Bride and Groom (+ Spouses / Date for Each)
-Grandparents of the Bride
-Grandparents of the Groom
-The Wedding Party (and Spouses / Date for Each)
-Close Family Members
Your rehearsal dinner guest list includes, as you see above, the bride and groom, their parents, grandparents, and siblings; the officiant, the wedding party (and any child attendants like the flower girl and ring bearer), musicians, readers, and ushers. You will also need to invite spouses or dates for all of the above.
If you have out-of-town guests, consider an invitation to them as well, as they will delight in an invitation to celebrate with you.
You’re probably wondering next: now that I know who to invite to the rehearsal dinner and why, how do I actually invite them?
Send an invitation!
You can send a mailed invitation (2-4 weeks before the rehearsal and dinner) or send email / online invitations for your rehearsal dinner. These digital invitations are popular because guests receive them via email and it seriously cuts down on paper (and money).
Mail Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
Email Rehearsal Dinner Invitations
Here are some examples of digital rehearsal dinner invitations you’ll love. You can send these once you finalize your own list of who to invite to the rehearsal dinner.
Browse more invitations here.
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