(Closed) officiator’s wife?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
12879 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes, I think you should invite her.  She may not come, but it’s polite and a nice gesture to include her, especially since the officiant will be there for at least part of the reception.

Post # 5
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Although not necessary, I think it would be a nice touch to send both of them an invitation. 

Post # 6
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think a verbal invitation would be sufficient, in this case, although a formal invitation would be a nice gesture.

Post # 7
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 1997

@soon2bnixon:  Yes, since she is the wife of your late mother’s friend. The invite in this case is usually a note card with the invite personally wrote by you.

Post # 8
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Emily Post (my fall back on all wedding etiquette) says she’s invited.

Post # 9
16216 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’d invite her. We invited our pastor and his wife, and they politely declined.

Post # 10
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You must always invite married couples as a unit, officiant, friend, or relative.  I say send them a physical invitation.

Post # 11
6523 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes. My officiant is a close friend of mine. I really don’t know his wife at all, but she is invited as well. He’s a friend of mine, and I want him at the reception and it would be rude to not invite his wife.

Post # 12
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@futuremrsfitz18:  That’s pretty much my opinon on the matter. I’m sure they won’t intrude.

Post # 14
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yup, our officiants wife is invited and attending.

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