Post # 1
I’m not sure if I should send the priest an invite to the wedding? We are having a catholic cermony (but not a full mass), and I have no idea what is expected as far as inviting the priest. Neither my FI family or my family are close to the priest- his family had been members at the church many years ago but are not currently active. My family has never met the priest before- it’s not my families’ parish. Any advise is appreciated!
Post # 3
I would say it is not necessary if this isn’t your family’s parish.
Post # 4
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
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
- 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
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
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
@LizzyR: We aren’t inviting him.