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.
Rehearsal dinner invitations often feature images of a cake, a plate with a knife and fork, a feast, a champagne bottle, or any common dinner setting. It rarely features a picture of the bride and groom because the dinner is the main focus of the rehearsal dinner. It’s a time of camaraderie and companionship prior to the big day. The key with rehearsal dinner invitations is simplicity. It just doesn’t do to have an envelope, ribbon, or return note. Stay simple with a single card, and make sure that’s it colorful and festive so it stands out in the mail. The rehearsal dinner should be about fun, not formality. In fact, its whole purpose is to contrast the formality of the rehearsal just prior to it and the wedding that follows.
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.
It’s the night before the big event, and you want to thank all the guests that have volunteered time, effort, and money to make your wedding into the spectacular event that it is. There’s no better way to do than to host a rehearsal dinner replete with all the best food, wine, and rehearsal dinner invitations. These invitations can be light, fun, and informal – because that’s how the rehearsal dinner is supposed to be.
The venue we settled on was terrific from the beginning. We gave them our budget and guest count and then they worked with us from there. Instead of having an expensive cocktail hour with stations, they suggested passed appetizers. I was a bit hesitant, but it worked out beautifully. Everyone spent the cocktail hour visiting with each other instead of checking out the food.