Wednesday, March 11, 2009

It's Time for 'Ask Jodi' Wednesday

Today is the first installment of Ask Jodi Wednesday. So, here we go:

Q:I have a random question that I would love your expertise on! When planning the rehearsal/rehearsal dinner, traditionally, who do you invite to each? If you have a flower girl/ring bearer, do you invite their whole family or just the parents and the child? Do you invite Grandparents? Aunts/Uncles? Do you invite people who are doing readings? Do you allow your bridal party to bring guests? I'm lost in this department (as you can tell) and would appreciate ANY direction! --Meghan L.

A: Great question, Meghan! Traditionally, you would invite everyone involved in the wedding along with a guest. That means the officiate, reader, bridesmaids, groomsmen, ushers, parents of the bride and groom, etc. Flower girl's and Ringer bearer's parents should be invited as well but there's no need to invite his/her siblings. As far as others including grandparents and aunts/uncles, it's nice to invite them if you can but definitely not necessary. It all depends on what your budget allows. I can tell you that when I got married {12 years ago!} we included out-of-town guests in the rehearsal dinner festivities. So many had traveled from great distances and we wanted to thank them by including them in the evening.

Your budget really should dictate whether or not those individuals not directly involved in the wedding are invited. But at the very least, you should invite everyone who has a role in the wedding along with the option to bring a guest.

I hope that answers your question and I wish you the best of luck as you plan your big day!



meghan said...

Ahh! Its so much clearer now! Where would we all be w/o you! Thanks Jodi! : )