wasn't sure if this is better for Etiquette board or here, but here is my question:
We live in NYC and are getting married in a beautiful city in Europe where I grew up and where my family and close friends from growing up still live (decided not to disclose for privacy reasons, sorry), and fortunately FI's family and many of our friends from here will be able to make the trip. We are expecting about 80-100 guests. Other than the wedding itself, we are thinking of inviting everyone to a brunch the morning after the wedding at the hotel where will be staying. I am not sure what to do about a 'rehearsal dinner' though - should it be 'just family' or 'family and OOT guests' (but then, >50% of the guests will be OOT, so I feel like it would be rude to invite the majority of guests to something but not all of them?? But then we are basically talking about us hosting a second wedding-size event which will probably get expensive very quickly? Any ideas? One thing I was thinking was maybe invite everyone to welcome drinks?
Just to clarify - we are not actually rehearsing anything, it would be just a fun get-together.
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