If you're gathering all your favorite friends and family for your wedding, you're probably going to want to keep them there as long as possible. And as more and more people are creating destination weddings, the rehearsal dinner list is gradually growing. I was shocked when I discovered that nearly 50% of my 120 wedding guests would be attending out rehearsal dinner. But all that means is you get to throw another fabulous party!
But it's important to remember a few key wedding rehearsal etiquette rules:
Who do I Invite?
It goes without saying that anyone in the wedding and their SOs should be at the rehearsal dinner. It's your way of saying thank you to them for agreeing to be part of your wedding day.
Also invite close family or friends who are traveling from far away. My rule of thumb is if they had to use a passport, they should be at the rehearsal dinner.
Family of the bride and groom should be invited, especially if they are helping out at the wedding at all.
How do I invite them?
After you receive your wedding RSVPs, then you can put together a guest list for the rehearsal dinner. If it's a formal event, then paper invitations might be the best idea. If it's more informal, e-vites are a great way to get the word out. Or sending emails to people works as well.