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Questions on Wedding Rehearsals

Your wedding rehearsal is a chance for everyone in the wedding party to have a trial run of the wedding ceremony before the big day, and it is generally followed by a rehearsal dinner. Though it is usually less formal than the actual wedding celebration, there are still a few etiquette rules you need to keep in mind when planning your wedding rehearsal dinner. Not sure what those rules are? You have come to the right place. This page is full of rehearsal dinner etiquette questions -- and answers -- you might encounter as you plan your dinner. First, we will let you know who should be invited to your rehearsal dinner, including out-of-town guests and relatives. We also have tips about who should host your wedding rehearsal dinner and ways to throw a dinner on a tight budget. Not sure what kind of party you want to plan? We have advice on how formal your rehearsal dinner should be as well as answers to questions like, "Is a full meal expected at a rehearsal dinner?" and "What is the toasting etiquette for rehearsal dinners?" Have a question you do not see answered? Submit it to Carley and you just might see the answer show up on our site!

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Who's invited to the rehearsal dinner? My fiance says family, everyone in the wedding, and all the out-of-town guests. I personally don’t want to include all the out-of-towners.

The rehearsal dinner guest list can include just the two of you, your immediate families, the wedding party, the officiant, and the officiant's spouse. Or it can be a larger event, including all the out-of-town guests (or at least all those who have already arrived for the wedding)... read more

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