Wedding rehearsal dinner invitations are nothing new. They have been use for a long period of time, but many couples are unaware that they even existed. Your wedding rehearsal dinner invitation can be a simple invitation or it can be as elegant as your wedding invitations. Once again, the decision is up to whoever is hosting the event.
Rehearsal dinner invitations invite family, friends, and out-of-town guests to the rehearsal dinner. The rehearsal dinner is hosted after the wedding rehearsal, usually the night before the wedding ceremony. It’s a time for a close-knit group of people, usually just the bride, groom, and their immediate families to kick back and have a good time. However, if friends and out-of-town guests are coming to, it’s appropriate to send out rehearsal dinner invitations. These needn’t be elaborate or spectacular. Whimsical, succinct, clear messages are best in this situation.
How do I invite the guests? Rehearsal dinner invitations should be sent a few days after the wedding invitations go out. They don’t need to be anything fancy. Rehearsal dinners should be a lot of fun so don’t put too much extra work into the rehearsal dinner invitations.
Do I have to host a rehearsal dinner? It’s not a mandatory event, but there are few hindrances to doing so effectively. You have to eat on the night before the wedding so it’s advantageous to eat with friends anyway.
It’s up to you how you make your rehearsal dinner, but you must send out the rehearsal dinner invitations. Some people honestly forget unless they have something to look at to remind them of the fun night ahead. Make sure to mention the type of cuisine, alcoholic drinks served, and desserts because this lures people into the rehearsal dinner that wouldn’t otherwise come. This is a usually a time for jokes, belly laughter, and lots of storytelling. No one should miss the rehearsal dinner. Don’t let them. Send out the invitations per force.