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who attends the rehersal dinner?
who do i need to add to the list for this event?

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Posted On: Mar 29, 2009 at 6:42 PM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Married: 09/04/2010
Mar 29, 2009 at 6:49 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
normally the rehearsal dinner is anybody included in the wedding, your and his parents, any out of town guests.

Married: 02/14/2009
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Mar 29, 2009 at 7:35 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Yep, the first poster is correct. usually it's.... (in order of importance)
1. People in the wedding (BMs, GM, Flower Girl & Ring Barer) (this is also where people normally give the gifts to their wedding party and parents.
2. Parents & Grandparents
3 Siblings (who are not otherwise in the wedding)
4. Out-Of-Towners in town for the wedding (Not necessary!)

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Miss To Mrs
Mar 30, 2009 at 6:12 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
My name is Brianna and I am a Wedding Consultant and owner of Miss to Mrs Wedding and Event Consulting. Actually the first two posters are mostly correct.

The Rehersal Dinner is usually held after the wedding rehersal, the night before the wedding. The people who attend are all of you wedding attendants and the Bride's and Groom's parents. The rehersal dinner is usually meant to thank your attendants and parents for everything they have done for you and your fiance and to have a close celebration of your last night of single life! This is where you and your fiance would give your wedding party and parents your thank you gifts and even say a few words of thanks.

If you are unsure who would be included in your wedding party it would be the following people:
1. Mother of the Bride
2. Father of the Bride
3. Mother of the Groom
4. Father of the Groom
5. Maid of Honor
6. Bridesmaids
7. Best Man
8. Groomsmen
9. Flower Girl
10. Ring Bearer

Any Guest DO NOT attend!
Apr 02, 2009 at 12:13 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
If space and/or finances are limited, only the members of the wedding party need to be invited. But, the guest list usually includes your attendants and the spouses of married attendants (or live-in partners), the immediate family on both sides (parents and siblings and their partners), parents of children in the wedding (young children are optional), and the officiant and his/her spouse. Most people also include out-of-town guests arriving for the wedding (This is a good show of hospitality, and keeps your guests from having to sit around their hotel room or wander around a strange town looking for somewhere to eat/something to do.). If you want to expand it, you can include grandparents and special aunts/uncles too. The purpose of the rehearsal dinner is to have an opportunity to visit and relax with those closest to the bride and groom, so you can decide how many people that includes. It can be anywhere from a formal sit-down dinner to an informal buffet, or a backyard barbecue or lasagna party. This is also the occasion where most bridal couples give the gifts to their attendants.
Apr 06, 2009 at 2:09 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
I agree with all the above & want to add in that there is no need to invite your officiant unless he or she is a personal friend.


Married: 09/25/2009
Apr 06, 2009 at 2:39 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Your wedding party, parents, and officiant. We found that we will have to many out of town guests to include them in the dinner but will let them know where we will be after for a drink.

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