(Closed) is your priest invited to your rehearsal dinner?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I’m not catholic, but we are inviting our pastor and his wife to our rehearsal dinner. He’s going to be there for the rehearsal, so it makes sense to me that he would be invited to the dinner.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our priest was invited and did show up (albeit a little bit late). We had a small rehearsal dinner with only the parents and wedding party in attendance. We had a total of 18 people at ours, including the priest. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Yes.  He made an appearance to the rehearsal dinner and to the reception.  I don’t think he ate anything, just came to say hi and mingle a bit.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@iheartct:Thanks for Posting This, I was actually getting ready to post this same exact question.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yes, it is considered polite to invite the priest to the rehearsal dinner (and to the reception, as well).  Our priest had to say a funeral right after our rehearsal, and was busy the evening of the wedding as well, and politely declined both.  But I felt better having invited him. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are not catholic, but we are inviting our Minister and his wife to both the rehearsal dinner and the reception. They have respended yes to both. I am very excited to have them there. I have known him since I was in 1st grade.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We invited our priest to both the rehearsal dinner and the reception. He was not able to attend either and let us know the week before since other obligations came up.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

not catholic, but the minister that is marrying us will be invited to the rehearsal dinner and reception with his wife.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, we are inviting our priest to both the rehearsal dinner and reception. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We did – but our priest was my husband’s uncle – we did invite the deacon we did marriage prep with, though he declined both rehearsal and weeding.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our priest was invited to the rehearsal dinner, but he wasn’t able to make it.  At our church, the rehearsal is run by the church wedding coordinator, not the priest, so I’m sure he had other things to do that night. =) He did come to the reception.

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