(Closed) Inviting your officiant?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Do you know your officiant at all?  If you or your parents know him/her, I think you invite them.  If it is a perfect stranger you are hiring just for that one purpose, you do not need to invite them.  Are you having someone say grace before the meal?  If you want to do this, it would b ea good way of including him.  Then, of course, he would get to sit, as well for the dinner.  If you need to find room, it’s normal to stick him with the bride’s family.

Post # 5
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If you’re just hiring him/her, I’m sure theyd understand if you can’t invite them!  I bet the don’t get invited to EVERY wedding.

Post # 6
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t know the laws in Canada – would it be possible to ask one of your guests to officiate?  We also can’t have more than 65-70 people.  Since we’re not religious, we’re going to ask one of our close friends to lead the ceremony.  In my state anyone can get a 1-day license to perform a marriage, and there are internet sites that will “ordain” you in order to marry someone too. But I don’t know what the laws are about that where you live.

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