(Closed) Does the JP need to eat?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Catholic ceremony, reception at local armory

What is a JP?  I am clueless.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

@mascara – I think it’s Justice of the Peace?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Catholic ceremony, reception at local armory

Thanks Mr. Bee!

I’m not sure if the protocol is the same as it would be with a priest, but I’ve never been to a wedding where the officiant wasn’t at the reception. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

I dont think so… I know I wouldnt. But its different for everyone I guess

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My officiant didn’t stay for our reception. Like a Justice of the Peace, she was just somebody we hired to perform the ceremony. We gave her the option but she (graciously) declined. I would just ask the JP’s clerk, maybe, or the Justice of the Peace him/herself.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I posted on that thread Mr Bee linked too, also, but yeah – it’s always nice to invite your officiant to the reception, but it’s not usually expected AND I don’t usually stay, even if I am invited.  If it’s really important to your Justice of the Peace, they’ll put something in the contract about you feeding them – otherwise, it is totally up to you.  I’ve had brides tell me they wanted to invite me, but were working with a budget, and just couldn’t afford it – not a huge deal.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

All the vendors at your wedding will likely want or need to eat, and if the officiant is staying for the reception, I do think s/he will expect a meal.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

At first I thought she was your SIL, but if she’s just a Justice of the Peace, then I guess just ask your brother what he did. If he fed her then it will be expected, if he didn’t then don’t.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

No you don’t have to pay for them to eat. A lot of them just want to be apart of the ceremony and leave since they won’t know anyone at the reception and they know you’re already paying a steep price for their services and all the other wedding things. It would be nice if you did it but theres a good chance she’ll probably decline.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I always thought that it was most appropriate to welcome the Justice of the Peace to the reception as well…sorry!!!!  🙁  Maybe Justice of the Peace won’t be too hungry that night!

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