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Rehearsal Dinner Invites - Please share

Anybody do them?  Let's see 'em!
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Re: Rehearsal Dinner Invites - Please share

  • We're not having one. Our wedding is on a Friday afternoon and I don't want to force everyone who'd be invited to the rehearsal and dinner to have to take off another day. So we'll do a quickie rehearsal before the guests get in.
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  • Jano, our rehearsal is on Thursday, after work.  FI's family was coming in that day anyway, and it made things so much easier.  Our readers might not make it, but I think they can do a run through with the officiant while we're taking some of the WP or family pics before the ceremony.
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    Dresses may be easier to take in than let out, but guest lists are not. -- kate51485
  • Zim345Zim345 member
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    edited February 2010
    Mine is also Vista Print but I found this totally cute poem to use on another website and then just cut and pasted and changed up a few words and -- viola! I have to say this is one of my fav Vista Print items thus far :) The print says --
     "Michael popped the question, and Tara said "yes"
    All the planning is over from the hall to the dress
    Only one thing remains for this day to be great
    "Practice makes Perfect" June 11th is the date
    We'll practice the ceremony, and iron out the kinks
    Then join usto celebrate with dinner and drinks!"

    Please join the bride and groom to be at 4 o'clock in the afternoon on Friday, June 11, 2010 at St. Monica- St. George Church.


  • Here were ours:




    Full details & wording here: http://laineandpete.com/?p=661
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  • We had our RD invites done by an awesome vendor we found via etsy! We worked with Bridgette and she was great, did exactly what we wanted and within a totally reasonable budget. http://earmarkinvitations.com or http://earmarkgatherings.etsy.com

    I do not have a photo! I will need to see if I can get one, they were awesome!

    Actually, they looked a lot like these STD's on her site:
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28661697

    Highly Recommended!
  • I was just planning to get an invitation with a pocket and stick in a bunch of informational stuff, which would include a rehearsal dinner invite if they are invited to that. I figured I'd print a small card out on cardstock and stick it in there, or I would have two sets of response cards, one with added in rehearsal dinner response and one with just regular response. Basically I'm doing this to save stamps :)



  • Just finished these last night!  They are front & back on a 5x7 piece of cardstock.  The envelopes match the silver background.
  • ZIM345 - I counldn't resist your poem...I used it for our rehearsal invites as well. Don't worry I defiantly gave you credit on my bio!!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Here is how ours came out...

  • In my area of the country, the groom's parents host the RD, and the groom's mother takes great pride in designing the RD invitations. 

    My most recent friend to get married sent several RD invitation drafts to her FMIL, trying to help.  But her FMIL sent back a short snappy note, about how she had hosted many dinner parties in her time, and certianly she would be able to get invitations and get them sent appropriately.  My friend should have let the groom's family host the RD, but she stuck her fingers in and got her hand slapped. 

    I know some Knotties are designing and sending RD invitations, but in my region, that would be considered taking away some of the one event that the groom's family hosts in a long weekend of multiple events hosted by the bride's parents...

    I know two women who each have a son who married two years ago.  One wedding was in MD and the other in VT.  These women and their husbands took four days to fly up to the wedding location, scout RD locations, do tastings, make a decision about the venue, the menu, the table decorations/colors/etc.  Women from my region take the RD very seriously - the RD is the groom's family statement that they love their son and they love the woman he's chosen to marry.
  • Kristin, if the groom's parents don't plan or pay for a RD, should the couple just not have one then?  So, you only get a RD if your FI's parents are traditional too?  Because for many couples, the groom's parents aren't involved.  Those brides might want to take care of it on their own.
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    Dresses may be easier to take in than let out, but guest lists are not. -- kate51485
  • PIB of the upload I used for VP, I sent them out with the invitations to save on postage. I mailed out those invites the day I got the RD invites from VP, so I didn't get an actual picture of them...boo! 

    I created the design myself and was very pleased with how they came out; I've gotten many compliments on them too! 
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