(Closed) Do I invite the families of the officiant and pianist?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I wouldn’t think you would have too… Only if you were close to them.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I am not inviting my trumpet player (or his family) to my reception.  I’ve invited my officiant’s family (but they are family) and my pianist & his wife (but I attended their wedding).  Otherwise, I might not have.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

You do not need to invite their family to the ceremony. Technically, they are working today day – would you invite your wedding coordinators’ family or your caterer’s family? If they are good family friends, then it would be appropriate to invite them, but otherwise, you should not feel obligated to invite their family.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Typically these people do not even receive formal invitations–they are performing a service at the wedding, not coming as a guest. You absolutely do not need to invite their families too. If you know your officiant from your personal life or church, it might be nice to invite their significant other if you imagine that they will stay for dinner. You certainly don’t need to formally invite the musician or their family.

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