(Closed) Officiant Question

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You should check with the officiant but a lot of ones that aren’t in a religious ceremony don’t require you to invite them to the rehearsal dinner.  Mine actually preferred not to so they could keep their costs down.

Post # 4
Member
1148 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

If you want you can, but you don’t have to. It just depends on how close to him you are and what the general traditions are in your area.

Post # 6
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh I misread the question!  I don’t think you have to invite them to the reception at all!

Post # 7
Member
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I asked my Future Mother-In-Law about this, and she had a good point- you’re paying this guy to provide a service.  As long as he’s not your long-time reverend who you’ve known for years, I don’t think it’s necessary to invite him.  Our ceremony and reception are back to back at the same location, and we’re not inviting our reverend.  He’s a very nice man, but we just met this guy.  He’s a vendor, not a guest. 

Post # 9
Member
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’ve always heard that you are supposed to invite the officiant. maybe it’s just a jewish thing… we invite the rabbi. but my friend just invited her officiant to her reception too, and she’s not jewish.

Post # 10
Member
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We’ve definitely invited the rabbi to join us.  Of course, he’s traveling 2 hours to perform the ceremony, and the reception is immediately after in an adjoining room.

Post # 11
Member
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve always heard that it is the proper thing to do to invite them and their spouse to the reception as well as the ceremony, even though they are considered a vendor.

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