Do I need to/should I invite the priest?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2454 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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

Post # 4
3778 posts
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
82 posts
Worker 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
3344 posts
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
435 posts
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
232 posts
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 🙂

Post # 10
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@LizzyR:  We aren’t inviting him. 

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