(Closed) Invitations to Priest/Minister

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Helper bee

hmm great question! I’m curious as well!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yikes, we didn’t. We figured he’d want to go home to dinner with his wife….

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yeah we sent our priest an invitation.  He didn’t return our RSVP, but he told us in our last pre-wedding meeting that he wouldn’t be at the reception.  I just found it less awkward to mail an invitation than ask him face-to-face if he would be there.  🙂

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yes, I think it is the polite thing to do. Most priests/ministers will decline, but it is customary to invite them. If you know the person well, feel it out, but when in doubt go for the invite!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yes, you are supposed to send an invitation to the officiant.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m making one especially for our Msgr. I’d really love him to come and also give a prayer before dinner is served.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are also going to send one to our pastor because he is a really good friend of ours and we plan to have him at our reception.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would send one out of courtesy. Most will not accept unless they are already close to you and your FI.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Trinity Lutheran Church & Idlewild Country Club

My mom grew up in a small church, but I attend a large church so things may have changed from her wedding, but she said the pastor will marry us, and then typically go to the reception and say grace for our meal.

I guess this means that he would be eating with us? That means we’d probably send an invite to him, and I suppose his family as well.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

We did….I think he has to perform a mass after our ceremony and probably can’t make it, but we felt it was polite to invite him.  I think that’s pretty common in the Catholic church.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We invited him to both the rehearsal dinner and reception but he’s known my fiance for awhile so it may depend in part by how close you are with them.  But the safer side seems to be to invite and let them decide what they want to do.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We sent our priest an invite and they RSVPed and attended…. and he sang Mustang Sally at the reception. 🙂

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