Post # 1
Things just seem to keep slipping through the cracks! We are having a very small wedding (30 people) and the ceremony is in a different location from the reception. We are having a public notary as an officiant for our ceremony, should we be inviting her to the reception as well?
Post # 3
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
I wouldn’t expect her to attend in this situation, but it’s a nice courtesy.
Post # 5
I think it’s courtesy to invite them, but I’ve heard that they often will not go.
Post # 6
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
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
And the spouse of the officiant should be invited as well.
Post # 8
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.