Issuing your rehearsal dinner invitations can be done in a variety of ways. You can ask the bride and groom to inform their attendents and then spread the word at the actual wedding rehearsal. Just be sure that everyone is included and feels welcome. A more sure fire approach is to send everyone an invitation. There are so many cute, themed and colorful invitations to choose from that you shouldn’t have a problem finding one that fits your plans. Even if you do send an invitation, you should still follow-up personally with everyone at the rehearsal. Be sure you include wedding party spouses and family members, and you should let your guests know what attire is appropriate as well. Things will probably be pretty casual unless you specify otherwise….so plan and inform accordingly.
Some final tips for your party include, be sure you have prepared those giving toasts, and if there is a speech involved, be sure it is kept short and sweet.
Name tags are a great idea for making sure everyone becomes more familiar with one another, and even family affiliation can be a plus. Just remain relaxed and enjoy the moment, your child is getting married and you are giving the couple a wonderful gift by hosting a well planned and thoughtful rehearsal dinner. A great prelim to a prefect wedding day!