(Closed) Are you supposed to send an invitation to your priest?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think so, unless they are an old family friend or something.  I have never heard of sending them an invitation though.

Post # 5
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Never heard of it and I dont think its necessary. hehehe i ran of invitations too had only one left scanned it and emailed to some close friends.

Post # 7
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

If you are Catholic, it’s common ettiquette to send an invitation to your priest (or to extend a verbal invitation, maybe, in your case).  I don’t really know about any other situations…  πŸ™‚

Post # 9
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with Mrs. Spring. It’s usually a Catholic formality. If you have a few extra invitations, why not send the priest one? Ultimately, it’s up to you and your fiance.

Post # 11
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m with the PP’s. I thought you HAD to invite him to the rehearsal but I dunno. I’m not a fan of our church’s Msgr so I’m trying to get a priest who taught at the school when I was a kid to come back – this way I only have to invite him… and I like him. LOL πŸ˜‰

Post # 13
45 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

In my area of the country (north east) it would be uncommon for the priest not to be invited.  The norm in my area is to send them an invitation — but just know that they may not be able to RSVP or tell you of their attendance until a week or so before the wedding.  This is because there may be other duties they must perform (last rites, vigil mass, early morning mass on Sunday… etc).

It’s nice having the priest there, even if you don’t really know him — he can offer a blessing before the meal, and a picture of the bride dancing with the priest is classic!

Post # 14
22 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

If for no other reason I would send an invitation to show that you care about him being at the entire wedding.

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