Thursday, September 30, 2010

Etiquette: Inviting Guests to Rehearsal Dinner

So many of our clients need guidance on the proper etiquette of who to invite to their rehearsal dinner. They want to know if they have to invite out of town guests, bridal party, spouses of bridal party members, party of bridal party members, and extended family. Trying to figure out this small part of planning unfortunately can start to overtake all the free time you have in your life. Here is our quick guide of who to invite to your rehearsal dinner:

You should invite:
  • All Bridal Party Members and Their Families
  • Bride's Parents
  • Groom's Parents
  • Wedding Officiant and Their Spouse
  • Parents of Any Children in Your Wedding

Thoughtful Gesture to Invite:

  • Bridal Party Members' Parents
  • Out of Towners who Arrived Early
  • Grandparents
  • Aunts, Uncles, and 1st Cousins