As the first gathering in your wedding weekend, the rehearsal dinner is an opportunity for relatives, members of your wedding party, and others close to you to get to know each other further in a relaxed environment prior to your ceremony. Given its importance, many are concerned about rehearsal dinner etiquette, including questions about when to send rehearsal dinner invitations and the wording to use in your invitations. In general, it's a good idea to send your wedding rehearsal dinner invitations at least four weeks prior to your wedding ceremony—after, of course, your wedding invitations themselves are mailed. Given the comparatively casual nature of the event, etiquette dictates that your rehearsal invitation wording can, likewise, be something more direct. Please Join Us is one popular and common way to word the invitation, or, as an alternative, you may decide to use the word "celebrate" in one form or another—in recognition of the bride and groom, but also all of their friends and family. You'll also want to include other important information related to the event, including: the names of bride and groom; the rehearsal dinner's host (traditionally the groom's parents, but increasingly the couple themselves or, perhaps, both families); the date, time, and location of the event; the RSVP method and deadline; and also anything important related to dress code, wedding websites, and more.
When brides-to-be (or, for that matter, hosts) begin researching how to design rehearsal dinner invitations, it's common to look for the best examples or samples of such cards online. Perusing such example invitations, after all—some cute, some funny, some particularly casual in their approach—lends one ideas about style, design, and wording. Snapfish is the perfect place to start your search, and the best place to find designer rehearsal dinner invitations at affordable (and even cheap) prices. We have wedding rehearsal dinner invitations featuring botanicals, florals, confetti, arches, rings, champagne, table settings, calligraphy and other appealing font choices, and so much more. Toggle the card design options in our templates to find colors that match your wedding theme or dress—pink, blue, green, white, and formal black—and customize your invitations in other ways to make them unique to you—choose an ideal card size (from 5x7 to 6x8 and more), format (including magnet cards), trim, and photo orientation. Consider coordinating your personalized rehearsal dinner invitations with your wedding invitations, save the dates, bridal shower invitations, bachelorette party invitations, wedding announcements, and wedding thank you cards. Matching your wedding stationery is a classy touch whether you're throwing a beach party or BBQ event or perhaps something elegant or formal. Our design templates range from rustic to simple to traditional (and always affordable) and you're sure to find unique designs perfect for you.