Post # 1
Me and my fiance are looking for an officiant. The place where we are getting married gave us a few people to look into. If we hire an officiant to do the ceremony, do we need to also invite him to the reception? What is the standard for something like this?
Post # 3
To make it easier on yourself why not get a friend to do it for you? I’m a minister with the Universal Life Church and I can legally marry people. Get a friend to get ordained and get a card. That way you’ll have someone who really knows you marry you, and you don’t have to worry about inviting a extra person.
Post # 4
Traditionally they would be invited to the reception as well. Our officiant was a BM’s husband so he was invited anyway 🙂
Post # 5
It depends on the person. We invited our officiant, but she explained to us that she typically doesn’t attend the reception, in part because she’s a vegan and she doesn’t want the couple to have to worry about having a specific meal for her. I would suggest inviting them and asking them for their preference.