Post # 1
We’re having a Catholic wedding. I’ll be sending an invitation to the priest that is performing our wedding. The question is, do I invite just him or him and a guest?
Also, we were planning on inviting the priest to the rehearsal dinner. Is this customary?
Post # 3
I’d say that if you don’t think he’ll know anyone, give him a plus one. If you don’t think he’ll mind either way and you’re strapped for space, then just him.
I think it’s neat to invite him to the rehearsal dinner! It makes so much sense.
Post # 4
not sending one to our priest..
Post # 5
its customary to invite the priest to the reception (usually does the blessing over the meal actually) sometimes he stays for the meal then leaves, but mind you i have been to a few catholic receptions where the priest was jigging his way thru the entire rest of the night – but those couples had long relationships with the priest and he was practically one of the family.
you dont have to do the plus one though…. his plus one is God, and he sits wherever he wants 🙂
oh and edited to say the clergy always gets invited to the Rehearsal Dinner – also for the same reason (blesses the meal)
Post # 6
Not inviting our priest either. As much as we like him and appreciated all of his time and input we feel like it would be a bit weird and kind of out of the ordinary for us. Maybe afterwards we can take him out for lunch as a thank you.
Post # 7
yes we are inviting him to the rehearsal dinner and to the reception..he will be blessing the meal 🙂 but no guest.
Post # 8
I invited him to the reception but he did not come. I think he had to give evening mass that night. We also did not have a relationship with our priest prior to our wedding; I think a priest would be more likely to come if you had a relationship with him. We invited just him, no guest (he’s celibate, who would be bring? :-D). I would invite your priest to the reception but not necessarily the reheasal dinner (your choice).
Post # 9
I’m inviting the priest but not allowing him a plus one. I figure I’m already paing him highly for a 30min service. I secretly hope he does not come! I know that sounds bad! eeeh
Post # 10
The priest for my wedding is an old family friend who would have been invited anyway. So I can’t really be too much help. But if it were me, I would invite him without a plus one.