Practice Makes Perfect – Quick Tips for Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Written by Kaitlin Marshall
Wedding season doesn’t just mean we’re creating wedding invitations – it means bachelorette party invitations, bridal shower invitations, programs, menu cards, and much much more. The past few weeks have been filled with appointments for Rehearsal Dinner Invitations, so here’s a little help specifically for our Party Hosts out there!

Since the number of guests you will be inviting is probably quite low compared to the wedding itself, the invitation format can be less formal than the actual wedding invitation. See a few examples of invites that we have previously designed…

Feel free to have fun with these designs – still keep it classy if you are going for an elegant theme, but switch up the fonts and set the tone slightly below the wedding. There are a couple of things that you can do with these invitations. You can either send the rehearsal dinner invitations out with your wedding invitations or send them separately. It’s really up to you on when you send them out, just be sure to give your guests enough time to plan!

Also, a few details you should be sure not to forget on the invitation itself:

  • Reason for the invitation
  • Bride and groom’s names
  • Name & address of the venue for event
  • Time and date
  • Host’s name & contact info
  • Theme (if you feel like having a little fun with it)
  • RSVP Name & Phone Number or Regrets Only Name & Phone Number

Weddings have come a long way, so the etiquette for who to invite is not as obvious as it used to be when the rehearsal dinner was just for the family and bridal party. Feel free to invite a few of your close out of town friends – I am sure they will appreciate the gesture of appreciation for traveling the distance to see you on your wedding day! Another tip: a rehearsal dinner is a perfect time to surprise your bridal party with their favors or gifts! Ask us about what we have done in the past to create something meaningful and unique for them.

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