Post # 1
Our good friend will be our officiant, he has done if for other friends of his in the past. If for some reason someone else was going to officiate he would have been a groomsmen. Should we get him the same gift for the groomsmen? Maybe a little extra? Cash seems like we are just paying him so I thought maybe a gift card? Or maybe we could take him and his girlfriend out to a nice dinner as a thank you? What do you guys think?
Post # 2
We had a friend officiate, and we got her a gift (jewelry). I think the same gift as the groomsmen would be nice. I would err on the side on a gift for him, rather than a thank you dinner (since essentially, you are already buying him a thank you dinner -the reception). But that is just my .02. I definitely wouldnt do cash, though.
Post # 3
FI’s brother is officiating our wedding. Giving him the same gift as groomsmen (engraved pint glass)
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2015 - Southern Plantation House
To be generous, I would give him the same gift as the groomsmen + a giftcard to a nice restaurant. He is performing a larger role in the wedding than a groomsmen and everyone loves restaurant giftcards!
Post # 5
Our officiant was a family friend and a good friend’s dad so we gave him a Yeti tumbler (which was one of the items we gave our groomsmen too) and a gift card to a really nice restaurant.
Post # 6
My friend was our officiant, she did amazing! We gifted her with wine and a $100 gift card to the spa! I think if it’s a friend a gift is the best way to show your thanks!
Post # 7
I’m getting my friend a gift card to a spa ($100). We would have had to pay someone to do if she wouldn’t have been able to do it, plus I just think it’s a nice thing to do.
ETA: my friend is officiating. Should have mentioned that. 🙂
Post # 8
My uncle officiated. He’s an established (also- wealthy) grown up so money would be weird. We gave him a nice leather portfolio that we embossed for him to use in the ceremony when we asked him.
After the wedding, we sent a thank you card and as itd be typical to donate to an officiating revs church, we told him we would donate 300$ in his honor to a charity of his choice. He was excited about that.
Post # 9
I had one of my best friends officiate my wedding. If she had not officiated, she would have been a bridesmaid. I got her the same calibar of gift that my bridesmaids received and added a little something extra. I would just get him a groomsman gift. I would not count a thank you dinner as a sufficient enough thank you (he’s going to the reception, I imagine–that’s the thank you dinner).
Post # 10
Oooh I like that idea. Especially because he is a teacher. So that might be nice when he wants to look fancy while at work. Maybe we will do that plus a gift card somewhere.
Post # 11
My friend is officiating as well – very excited about it! We are paying for his accommodations, but beyond that I may talk to my Fiance about getting him some good college basketball or football tickets. It’s not what the groomsmen are getting – but it is a huge common thread between us, and something that we know he will love