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Destination wedding/Rehearsal dinner

16 years ago

I'm the mom of the bride to be and the future groom's mother has asked me this question.

Normally, the groom's parents would include the wedding party and partners, parents and out of town guests to the rehearsal dinner. Sometimes they've've had as many as 30 and as few as 12 that have been invited for other weddings.

In this case there will be about 100 out of town guests and 50 local guests. Would it be rude to have a dinner and include only the bridal party and spouses, parents of the bride and groom, and 2 older aunts and uncles? And have a cocktail and appetizer get-together in an adjoining room at the same restaurant that would begin after the dinner is over?

There are $$ for this thought, but also we don't want 2 receptions which is what it would be like.

Do you have any suggestions on how to handle this without offending our guests?

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