Hey ladies! So met with our vendor and finally got to book our venue for the rehearsal dinner - yay!
It will be the night before the wedding at an aquarium we both work part time at. It also happens to be in the hotel we and the wedding party will be staying in the night before and of the wedding. FI's mom and step-dad have graciously offered to pay for it and we accepted their offer. We have about 24 people since we have out of town guests. Couple questions.
1. Do you invite the chaplain officiating the wedding to the dinner? We assumed so but how exactly do you do that? With an invitation?
2. Speaking of inviting, how should I invite the out of towners and WP to rehearsal dinner? Just tell em? Should I say FI's parents are hosting? (CMGR, What is the wording for that?) I also got to get a choice from them of fish, beef, or vegetarian preferably my vendor said.
3. I saw the welcome bags and (no offense to those who did it) don't think they care about bottled water and aspirin. Any other ideas of what could go in that? Put the invitation in the welcome bag?
4. I created a schedule of the weekend (it's a 3 day schedule including the day before pool party, the rehearsal dinner, the day of wedding timeline, the day after boat charter and brunch, etc). Should I give this to my wedding party so they can see it? (If ya'll wanna see it lemme know) What about the out of town guests? I saw cute ones printed up with pics - I'll try to attach. Maybe a stripped down version like those?
If it helps most of the
OOT guests are family or in the wedding party, 3 are not.