(Closed) invite the officiant to the reception?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: do we invite the officiant to the reception?
    yes : (22 votes)
    69 %
    no : (10 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted yes, but I think I would ask her what she would prefer. If she’s a family friend, then yes! But if you’ve never met her before, maybe just ask her what she usually does. You could say something like, “And will you be joining us for the reception?”

    Post # 4
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    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I wouldn’t expect her to attend in this situation, but it’s a nice courtesy. 

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think it’s courtesy to invite them, but I’ve heard that they often will not go.

    Post # 6
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    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Invite her/him.  That’s the most important role of the wedding(other than being bride or groom).  But if you don’t know the person, s/he will probably say no.  You can just ask if the person will be staying, if you don’t want to send a formal invite.  We know our officiant, a priest who is coming from NYC to Maine to officiate, and can’t wait to see her shaking it on the dance floor 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    And the spouse of the officiant should be invited as well.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think it would a courtesy. Only reason we are inviting our officient is he is the husband of my FI’s good friend. Whether or not he was officiating he would have been invited.

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