Is it necessary to send out formal invitations for the wedding rehearsal dinner or can it be done by word of mouth? We are trying to cut costs and think this may be a good way to do that.
Unless your rehearsal dinner will be as big and formal as your wedding reception, you don't have to send out formal, engraved invitations. If the crowd will be small (just you two, your families, and the wedding party), you can absolutely invite everyone and give them details by word of mouth. If you're also inviting out-of-town guests, you might want to send a written invitation so you won't be bombarded with last-minute calls because people forgot where and when the party is. If you don't want to spend a lot on custom-made invites, create your own in a nice font on computer paper, or buy ready-made invites from a party store.
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