Wedding Rehearsals - Who's Invited?


Q.  At the rehearsal dinner do the grand parents get invited? How far does the relative line go, in being invited to wedding rehearsal dinner?

 

A.  Technically, from an etiquette stand point, only those people who attend the rehearsal need to be invited to the rehearsal dinner.  This includes the children (flower girl and ring bearer and their parents), the minister and spouse, and the wedding coordinator.
However, if its possible, its a courtesy to include any relatives who have come from out of town, grandparents, even if they live nearby, and the spouses of the members of the wedding party.  
Since the groom's family traditionally pays for the rehearsal dinner, they should have the final say about how many people they would like to invite, or can afford to invite.
Glenna Tooman
ForeverWed.com Wedding Expert
 


 

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