Thus, it is probably no surprise that I sent out rehearsal dinner invitations a few days back.
Our wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner are in two different locations/towns, and we are also scheduled for them to be three hours apart. This time gap was due to the time block in which our venue would let us get into the space. I’m not too concerned about having the gap, just that people are aware of the gap. We are after all close to Boston Commons and other historic Boston landmarks. I’m sure people can keep busy as long as they are aware of the gap.
Thus, the need for an invitation that explained the logistics of the situation. I found very few invitations that seemed to address the rehearsal itself, and so I thought I would put something together myself.
I wanted something that flowed with the overall theme of our wedding, but incorporated some more modern twists, given that our rehearsal dinner location is in a much more contemporary setting.
I also had no budget to speak of, so I wanted to do this as easily and cheaply and possible.
Thus, I pulled out my printer and printed out a simple invitation that contained all of the information on some leftover paper from our invitations. (I am of course making it sound a bit easier than it actually was—our printer does not print on 200 lb paper easily. Actually it jammed about half the time. I am so thankful that I only had to make a couple of them.)
I rounded the edges and popped them into blue envelopes that I bought from the dollar store, 10 for a dollar. (I just bought really cheap baby shower invites and used those envelopes.)
Lastly, I put a wraparound label on top and called it a day.
All in all, it was a fairly easy project that took way less time than our invitations. It was also really cheap, costing us less than five dollars total, including stamps, and took a couple of hours.
Did you send out rehearsal dinner invitations? What information did you put on them?
- Boston, MA
- Graduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- June 2013