Semi-Destination Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner

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StacieGr Posts : 1 Registered: 2/26/12
Semi-Destination Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner
Posted: Feb 26, 2012 10:29 PM

My family is primarily in Michigan and my fiancee's family is primarily located in Texas (with brothers, uncles, and aunts throughout the US). We are having our wedding in Chicago, where we went to school, and where we used to live. Is this a "destination" wedding? We are having a relatively large reception (200 guests), and paying for the wedding ourselves. Are we required to invite all of the out of towners to the rehearsal dinner? We both are inviting people we work with so it is important not to seem rude (we are both lawyers). Thanks!

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Syringa Posts : 115 Registered: 1/18/12
Re: Semi-Destination Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner
Posted: Feb 27, 2012 1:00 AM Go to message in response to: StacieGr

No, you don't need to invite all the out of towners to the rehearsal dinner. If you did, it would be like having another reception. You are required, etiquette-wise, to invite the members of the wedding party and their spouses/significant others, parents, siblings and their spouses/SOs. If you know the person performing the ceremony, it is a courtesy to invite him/her and to invite your wedding planner.

If you feel you must do something for closer out of town relatives, you might arrange to meet them for dessert later in the evening.

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AmandaKing Posts : 15 Registered: 1/6/12
Re: Semi-Destination Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner
Posted: Feb 27, 2012 3:56 PM Go to message in response to: StacieGr

It's good to find some way to spend time with out of town guests before the wedding, usually, but maybe not if it's sort of a destination wedding. I like Syringa's idea of meeting them for dessert or something after the rehearsal dinner.

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Aunt Posts : 794 Registered: 12/31/10
Re: Semi-Destination Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner
Posted: Feb 27, 2012 4:10 PM Go to message in response to: StacieGr

Dear Stacie,

I totally agree with Syringa.

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Eva8120 Posts : 5 Registered: 2/27/12
Re: Semi-Destination Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner
Posted: Feb 27, 2012 9:38 PM Go to message in response to: StacieGr

Syringa really give you the optimum suggestion.

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Re: Semi-Destination Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner
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