(Closed) officiant staying for meal?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I think it is the norm to extend an invitation for dinner to those involved in your ceremony

Post # 4
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I would like to know this too…..for my DJs. My ceremony band are friends of Future Brother-In-Law and my officiant is a long term friend of my mother, so they are all invited to eat and dance. I would assume that you would for the band for the reception but not for the ceremony artist. And the officiant….hmmm if he has another wedding, then no? lol Sorry Im not help.

Post # 5
507 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wondered the same thing and posted on here a few months ago. I was told its nice to extend the invite but if they aren’t close friends, they most likely won’t stay. I ended up just asking mine outright. She is not staying…she will take off soon after the cocktail hour. 

That said, we didn’t know the minister at my first wedding and he stayed for dinner. 

I think you should just ask. 

Post # 7
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@ferdie224:  I would invite as a courtesy but you may be turned down.

I think when it comes to things like this it is totally up to you. My first wedding I would have been hurt if the officiant had not stayed because he was my youth pastor. However, I do not expect the hired officiant to go out to eat with us after our Destination Wedding.

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