My fiance and I are getting married in October and are starting to put together a rehearsal dinner list. With our "must haves" (wedding party and their dates, and the parents and grandparents) we're already at 30 people. My entire side of the family is so close to both my fiance and I that we really want to invite my aunts, uncles, and cousins. That brings it up to 45-50 people.
If you add in my fiance's out of state family it brings it up to 70-80 people. I know some people will not attend, but still, is 60-70 people too many for a rehearsal dinner? (Our wedding is 160 guests)
Another option we are considering is just the original 30 people at the rehearsal dinner and inviting all the aunts, uncles, cousins, and out of towners to grab a drink or two afterwards. Has anyone done this?