It pays to practice. Before you walk down the aisle, get the lay of the land with your wedding rehearsal. And after that initial run-through, gather together with friends and family for a meal.

Make sure your invited guests know what to expect with rehearsal dinner invitations. Need some inspiration for your rehearsal dinner invitation wording and etiquette? PAPYRUS can help you out.

Some tips on rehearsal invite etiquette: 

  • Include the rehearsal dinner invitations tucked in with your wedding invitations.
  • Email an invitation to guests.
  • Mail the rehearsal dinner invitations separately.
  • Be sure to include the date, time, and location.
  • Add in an RSVP if you’ll need a head count.
  • Give guests an idea of the type of rehearsal dinner—formal or casual, sit-down or potluck. 

The rehearsal dinner gives you a chance to socialize without the chaos and the blur of your wedding day activities.

Set your rehearsal dinner mood beforehand with the perfect PAPYRUS invitation. Here’s a little wedding rehearsal dinner invitation wording to strike your fancy. Use these templates on any of our custom rehearsal dinner invitations ... and relax. Everyone that shows up is there to celebrate you.

Sample 1

Join us for a sit-down rehearsal dinner
in honor of
Annie and Joshua
Thursday, October 2
at 6:30 p.m.
Lady & Sons Restaurant
XXX Water Street
Savannah, Georgia

Please RSVP to Annie
(555) 555-2000

Rehearsal immediately preceding dinner at
Temple Emanuel

Sample 2

A dinner in honor of
Kathryn Cook and Scott Robbins
Friday, September 6
Six O’Clock in the Evening
The Club, Atlanta, Georgia

RSVP 222-333-5000

Sample 3

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Marks
kindly request your company
at a rehearsal dinner
on the eve of the wedding of
Claire Hadley and Stephen Marks

come for dinner + dancing
at 6 o’clock in the evening
Mansur’s on the Boulevard
XXX Corporate Boulevard, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Sample 4

Join us for dinner, drinks and a few toasts

Colleen and Ralph Smith
invite you to a rehearsal dinner at their home
in honor of
Anne and Richard
Friday, April 25
7 o’clock in the evening

XXX President Avenue

Sample 5

We invite you to a wedding rehearsal and dinner
on the eve of our marriage

May 8

Rehearsal at 5:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Mercy, San Diego

Dinner at 6:30
The Blackberry Inn
444 Bramble Road

Hosted by
Mary and Michael

Sample 6

Join us for drinks and dinner
After the rehearsal for
Alan & John

October 8
7 p.m.

The Lonely Goatherd Inn
1274 Range Road
Maple, Vermont

Cocktails provided in the courtyard prior to dinner.

RSVP by October 2
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