Rehearsal Dinner Invitation Wording

While not all couples choose to purchase a rehearsal dinner invitation, some rehearsals really do call for one. For the couple that is having a very formal and traditional wedding an invitation inviting guests to the rehearsal dinner is almost a must.

The couple whom has a large amount of out of town guests and attendants will likely want to incorporate an invitation to the rehearsal dinner as well.

When selecting the rehearsal dinner invitation there are a few things to remember. First of all, this card is not to take away from the actual wedding invitation. You may choose a simple traditional sized invitation to be sent out prior to the wedding invitation or maybe you would like to order the coordinating multi-purpose card to your invitation, and include it along with the invitation for the guests whom need one.

When wording the rehearsal dinner cards, there are not a lot of proper do’s and don’ts; however, we do have some guidelines for you.

On the rehearsal cards just like on an invitation card, try to spell everything out. Also, leave out extra words to many “at’s” can make things sound funny and drawn out.

Wording is also dependent upon who is hosting the event. While it is typically the groom’s parents, sometimes the couple or the bride’s parents host this event. So be sure to word accordingly.

Example of the Bride and Groom issuing the invitation:

Sylvia Johnson and Michael Fishers
request the pleasure of your company
at their rehearsal dinner
on Friday, the twentieth of May
Two thousand and eleven
at five o’clock in the afternoon
The Quarry
1485 Lenora Street
Converse, Indiana

Examples of The Groom’s Parents issuing the invitation:

We request the pleasure of your company
at the Rehearsal Dinner in honor of
Sophia Manzo and Colby Wade
on Friday, the fourteenth of October
Two thousand and eleven
at five-thirty in the afternoon
910 Cattle Ridge Lane
Denver, Colorado
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver R. Wade

Examples of the Bride’s parents issuing the invitation:

Mr. and Mrs. William McCartney
request your company
at a Rehearsal Dinner
on the eve of the marriage of
Heather McCartney and Devin Townsend
at six o’clock in the evening
Café Du Cirque
235 East 108th Street
Fredericksburg, Maryland

Example of a separate party hosting the rehearsal dinner:

Please join us for a Rehearsal Dinner
in honor of
Alicia Rodriguez and Liam Duncan
on Friday, the twenty-ninth of July
Two thousand and eleven
at six o’clock in the evening
Blue Door Inn
58 North Voyagers Trace
Dayton, Ohio
Elizabeth Wouster
Courtney Bradley


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