(Closed) Officiant invited to the Reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I always heard that you only invite the officiant if it’s someone you personally know, like a friend or your pastor. If you found them online and are limiting your interaction to this wedding, then they probably aren’t expecting an invite to the reception. 

Post # 4
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We verbally invited our officiant and her husband. They only stayed long enough to grab a bite to eat. We did food stations/buffet so feeding an extra person or two didn’t impact our cost at all. It really depends on what you want to do.

Post # 5
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

If it was your pastor or something I would say you should invite them, but in this situation I don’t think it’s necessary.  My brother and sister-in-law did the same thing as you and found their officiant online and had no personal relationship with him.  They invited him to the reception and he declined, so I wouldn’t worry about it too much!

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