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Rehearsal Dinner/Day After Brunch

We haven't finalized the information for these things yet but I'm wondering, do you think I need to send informal invitations for these? Or can I do the day after brunch in the welcome OOT bags or is that too late notice? And the rehearsal dinner by word of mouth

If I send invites, can the people who are invited to both be sent in the same envelope? Can I make people email me an RSVP? (I really don't want phone calls!) 


Re: Rehearsal Dinner/Day After Brunch

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    cmp1986cmp1986 member
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    edited December 2011
    I had an actual invite for my rehearsal dinner. I made it the same size as my RSVP's so people could send it back with their RSVP's.

    I think for the day after brunch it's ok to just leave something in your OOT gift bags or spread it by word of mouth. But for the rehearsal dinner I think you should get an invite (this is assuming you will need a final head count before the rehearsal dinner).

    I say if everyone you are inviting knows how to work/has a computer. Then you could just have them RSVP by email.

    I think it's ok to send two invites in the same envelope, as long as they are invited to both.
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    edited December 2011
    We're only doing family and bridal party for the rehearsal dinner, so I was planning on just telling people about it. For the brunch, I think we're either going to include a thing something in the invitation so guests can send it back with their RSVP or I might just make it an e-vite... 

    We actually discussed this yesterday, lol. 
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    mrsmustard12mrsmustard12 member
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    edited December 2011
    I was planning on having separate cards made with rehearsal dinner info on them to just put in the invites to bridal party and out of town family members.
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    Krysta6Krysta6 member
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    edited December 2011
    I think I may have to mail them seperately. We already sent our invites and we haven't finalized the rehearsal dinner place yet (long story!) But I think I'll include both to those invited to both (I just have to make sure they don't clash!)
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    twinkle82576twinkle82576 member
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    edited December 2011
    I made a separate invitation for the rehearsal and mailed them to those invited about a month before.

    We're not having a day after brunch, so I'm no help there.
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    Krysta6Krysta6 member
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    edited December 2011
    One more question! If I put the ones that are invited to both in the same envelope, is that bad? Grooms parents hosting Rehearsal and Me and FI are hosting brunch? It doesn't matter to me but is it horrible? Do you think I need to ask them?
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    We had invites made for the rehearsal dinner and the morning after brunch.  We put them in the same envelope and had people just call or email to RSVP.  My husband's family hosting the rehearsal dinner and the brunch was hosted by us and my parents.  From experience, some people may not make the morning after brunch.  Too much fun the night before. 
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    cmp1986cmp1986 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_florida-south-florida_rehearsal-dinnerday-after-brunch?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:67Discussion:c02a543b-96a7-4d5d-a030-b11ce0d02e04Post:4bb7af68-e52e-4876-8502-674087b3df39">Re: Rehearsal Dinner/Day After Brunch</a>:
    [QUOTE]One more question! If I put the ones that are invited to both in the same envelope, is that bad? Grooms parents hosting Rehearsal and Me and FI are hosting brunch? It doesn't matter to me but is it horrible? Do you think I need to ask them?
    Posted by Krysta6[/QUOTE]
    Not bad at all. I say go for it!
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    Krysta6Krysta6 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks ladies! 

    I made one on vistaprint this is what it reads:

    The wedding will be done,
    but we are not ready to stop the fun!

    Join the Newlyweds
    JT & Krista
    for a 
    Farewell Brunch

    December xxx
    Time
    Location

    Regrets Only 
    Email 
    Phone

    Does it sound ok?
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    cmp1986cmp1986 member
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    edited December 2011
    Regrets only? Meaning they only call or email you if they can't come?
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    Krysta6Krysta6 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_florida-south-florida_rehearsal-dinnerday-after-brunch?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:67Discussion:c02a543b-96a7-4d5d-a030-b11ce0d02e04Post:1b6c05bd-c77b-4c3d-bfa0-c8ab3fea3291">Re: Rehearsal Dinner/Day After Brunch</a>:
    [QUOTE]Regrets only? Meaning they only call or email you if they can't come?
    Posted by cmp1986[/QUOTE]

    <div>That was my thought. I just don't want a bunch of phone calls. But I guess it would be safer to get everyone's RSVP?</div>
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    cmp1986cmp1986 member
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    edited December 2011

    Yeah. Just have them send it back or email you their response. Or see if you can use someone else's phone number. But I think the wording is fine. Peopole will most likely get confused by the regrets only part.

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    Krysta6Krysta6 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks Christina! I changed it to RSVP with a date and email and phone number. Hopefully most people will use the email =)
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