In short, no. While the officiant, parents, grandparents, siblings and wedding party members are typically the only guests in attendance at the rehearsal dinner, you might consider adding a welcome party to the wedding weekend. The affair can be as simple as a cocktail party or as involved as a daytime outing and celebratory dinner. Be conscious of the age and amount of out-of-town individuals you have in attendance to ensure proper activities and your wallet isn’t too abused as a result.
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