A rehearsal dinner is a fun way to say thank you to everyone who helped you plan the wedding. It’s also an opportunity for family and friends to meet before the big day. Typically it’s a more intimate affair, which means you have to be pretty selective about your guest list. But who do you invite to the rehearsal dinner?
“My 44 year old daughter is planning and paying for her own wedding. The guest list is at 200, and she has agreed to let us invite 6 close friends… but what do I say to all our other friends who may be expecting to be invited?”
I only had a dozen guests at my wedding. For those of you who may also be having tiny microweddings due to Covid, here’s my advice for how to talk to guests who weren’t invited and may be dealing with hurt feelings…
My boyfriend and I have now lived together for over a year and a half, and have decided to get married (yay!)… But my dad and my older brother still don’t like him. Do I ask them to come to the wedding, or no?
I have been scouring all the posts and comments threads about RSVPs and guest lists, and haven’t seen an answer to a tricky question. How do you deal with guest list ambiguity when you live in an extremely expensive area, 2/3 of your desired invites are from out of town, and venues require guaranteed minimums on catering?
Is it over okay to make a survey for your friends and family to gauge best-guesses for will they/won’t theys for a wedding a year and a half or two years away?
My sister wants us to invite her boyfriend’s adult daughter to our wedding, even though we’ve never met her. Her family already accounts for five invitations for her household already.
We have worked so hard to keep our wedding small and intimate and quite frankly don’t want a stranger there. Are we being selfish?