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Rehearsal Dinner Invite

My FMIL really wants to add the rehearsal dinner invite into the wedding invitation envelopes so that it's "more efficient".  I'm not so sure I like that idea.  My wedding invites are all planned/almost done and I just don't like the idea of adding another sheet of paper loose in the envelope.  Everytime I've been invited to a rehearsal dinner I've gotten a seperate invite a few weeks after the wedding invitation arrived.What did you guys do or what do you plan to do?  Is there etiquette on this?
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Re: Rehearsal Dinner Invite

  • edited December 2011
    We included the rehearsal dinner invite in your wedding invites. We had them made like the rsvp and map/directions cards. We sent them all to family and out of town guests. 
  • hkieslinghkiesling member
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    edited December 2011
    We're including them in our invites.  Why spend the extra postage?  Plus, this way, the guests have all of the wedding info in one place. 
  • edited December 2011
    We also included them in our invites as another insert that cascaded with the others.
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  • edited December 2011
    ooops! I missed that boat! ha
  • edited December 2011
    We didn't even do invitations to the rehearsal dinner--we did all that via email and personal communication.  But if I WERE doing a paper invite, I'd be inclined to include it with the wedding invitations--saves paper and postage.  Beyond personal opinions though, I don't think there's a right or wrong way to do this.
  • edited December 2011
    We didn't do an actual invite for the RD either. Instead, I put together a schedule, directions, etc. and emailed it to the members of our wedding party and family who were invited. Our RD is fairly small though - just 25 guests.
  • edited December 2011
    I sent out separate rehearsal dinner invites only because it was a much smaller group than the wedding. I wanted them to be more hand made and personalized. I went to Joann Fabrics to buy all the material used a cute little poem and info and mailed them out. My bridal party and close relatives who were invited loved them. I’m glad I took the time and money to do it that way.
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  • edited December 2011
    Thanks everyone!  I'll have to think on this.  I really wanted something different from the RD invites, something more fun and lighthearted as far as the stationary goes.  Maybe I'll talk to my FMIL again this week.
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  • doxx0048doxx0048 member
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    edited December 2011
    Ours will be a separate invitation because I wanted each invite to reflect the vibe of each event.  Our wedding invitation is very formal, etc - thus setting the mood for our formal wedding.  Our rehearsal is a backyard grill out and BBQ so I would like to have a more fun and brightly colored invite. 
  • edited December 2011
    Ha. I just texted all my friends and family, told them what was up for the rehearsal dinner. It worked out pretty good. I suggest that! =)
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