A 7-Step Rehearsal Dinner Invitation Guide You Can Follow

Author: Nidhi Sood on Jan 19,2023
BF Rehearsal Dinner Invitation Guide


Are you ready to throw a wedding rehearsal dinner? This casual gathering allows you to spend time with the individuals most important to you in the run-up to your wedding. A rehearsal dinner is an ideal opportunity to invite your closest relatives and friends and your whole bridal party to an intimate celebration where toasts, conversation flow, and pre-wedding anxieties fade. This type of dinner or party allows everyone in attendance to unwind and enjoy your perfect wedding celebration.

Don't think that you have to be a writer to get the rehearsal dinner invitation wording just right. We've compiled a list of rehearsal dinner invitation writing ideas and language examples you can take inspiration from.


Writing Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

It's time to spread the news if you've decided to organize a rehearsal dinner. You can add a few lines to your wedding invitation or send a separate rehearsal dinner invitation. Below is what you need to keep in mind before you start writing.


1. Keep it basic

First and foremost, what should your rehearsal dinner invite include? While you may be tempted to use flowery language and extensive paragraphs, it wont be a good idea. The wording for rehearsal dinner invitations must be straightforward and practical while allowing some space for creativity. Use information that is straightforward, easy to understand, and casual. Some of my favorite rehearsal dinner invites are casual ones with a personalized tone.


2. Include the fundamentals

Include the names of the hosts' representations of the couple, the venue, the date and time, and an RSVP card. Of course, you may wish to offer further information, such as lunch alternatives and what to bring.


3. Finalize your guest list

It might be as essential as just the two of you, your immediate families, the wedding party, and their plus-ones. You might invite the person officiating the ceremony, letting them meet everyone ahead of time.


4. Dress as casually or formally as you like

Many of the festivities surrounding your wedding day are rooted in tradition and, as a result, come with a rulebook. However, you have total control because rehearsal dinners are a relatively new addition to the schedule. Remember, this is your chance to commemorate a special occasion in whatever way you choose since there are no official obligations; you may do what you want when you want and where you want.


5. Make the invites unique

The language of your rehearsal dinner invitation should be unique to you and your spouse. You may add something extra to your invites to make them more personal. You may, for example, incorporate an excerpt from your favorite poetry or song. Including an extra touch of originality will make the invitations stand out.


Here are some phrase examples which can give you an idea of how easy it is. Simply modify them to fit your specific dinner plans.

Wording for an Informal Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

"We would love you to join us for a rehearsal dinner commemorating Mr. and Mrs. XYZ's marriage on Saturday, June 4th at 7 p.m. at Il Forno Restaurant, 2901 Ocean Park Blvd #111, Santa Monica, CA 90405." Please RSVP to Suzzane by [date] at [email address]."

Wording for a Formal Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

"Mr. and Mrs. ABC would like to invite you to their rehearsal dinner on Saturday, June 4th at 7 p.m. at Il Forno Restaurant, 2901 Ocean Park Blvd #111 Santa Monica, CA 90405." Please send all replies to Suzzane by [date] at [email address]."

Wording for a Romantic Rehearsal Dinner Invitation

"The soon-to-be-wed Mr. and Mrs. XYZ cordially invite you to a celebration of their love on Saturday, June 4th at 8 p.m. at Il Forno Restaurant, 2901 Ocean Park Blvd #111 Santa Monica, CA 90405." RSVPs for the rehearsal dinner should be sent to Suzzane at [email address] by [date]."


"A happy marriage necessitates numerous falls in love, always with the same person. - Mignon McLaughlin. Mr. and Mrs. XYZ's love story will be celebrated on Saturday, June 4th at 6 p.m. at Il Forno Restaurant, 2901 Ocean Park Blvd #111 Santa Monica, CA 90405." RSVPs for the rehearsal dinner should be sent to Suzzane at [email address] by [date]."


6. Don't limit yourself to paper

Your invitation does not necessarily have to be on paper; you might embrace technology and begin your wedding celebrations with a beautiful website, an electronic invitation, or a wedding film. What could be more than having your visitors see your face and hear your voice on your invitation? Feel free to be inventive and select a way that works for you.

If you have out-of-town guests, a digital invitation may be suitable. The quickest approach to reach them is to send an e-card or a video invitation. Consult with your spouse to determine what works best.


7. Plan ahead of time

Nobody enjoys being invited at the last minute. Allow ample time for your guests to react when creating your rehearsal dinner invites. This technique increases the likelihood of their attendance and makes your work easier. Remember that an invitation allows you to request an RSVP, which helps you provide a headcount to your venue, caterer, or planner. Regarding timing, the guideline is six weeks before the event.



You'll probably want a brief run-through or wedding rehearsal before your Big Day to ensure everything goes smoothly. The wedding rehearsal provides the ideal opportunity to have a rehearsal dinner with your closest friends and family. Of course, if you expect anyone to attend the dinner, you'll need to send out the right invites. What words should you choose? BridalFusion.com has all you need about rehearsal dinners, invitation wordings, and more.

Popular Search Cloud
Follow Us
Subscribe to Our Newsletter

More From Bridalfusion