(Closed) Do I need to/should I invite the priest?

posted 4 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would say it is not necessary if this isn’t your family’s parish. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t think you need to send him a formal invite. But I think extending an invitation to the reception aftewards is always the best thing to do. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I invited mine (and his wife) to reheasal dinner and the reception.  I don’t think you need to send a formal invite if you don’t want to, but it is always nice.  I wasn’t a member of the church I got married at either, didn’t even attend that church.  But I think it was the least I could do for him marrying us.  They attended the dinner and said the blessing, so that was nice too.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

@Woodstock:  +1  This is what we did.  We didn’t send him a formal invite in the mail, but we did invite him and his wife to attend the reception.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Crap do I need to do this?  I didn’t even think about it.  We are having a very small wedding (34 guests) at we’re at our max limit….

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We didn’t invite our officiant (rabbi) to our wedding, but we did verbally extend an invitation to attend the cocktail hour after the ceremony.  Honestly, unless your officiant is close with you or your family, I doubt he or she wants to attend the entire reception!  But a drink after the ceremony might be appreciated 🙂

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LizzyR:  We aren’t inviting him. 

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