(Closed) Pastor question?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I think you are worrying about it too much!  Your new pastor (if you chose to invite him) would be happy to attend.  And, having pastors as friends, will probably be excited to enjoy a wedding where he doesn’t have to work!

You shouldn’t feel obligated to invite him, however, just because he is your pastor – but, since it sounds like you guys have become friends, it seems fitting you would invite him.

I love the idea of asking him to do a prayer before dinner and I’m sure he would find it an honor.  But, even if you didn’t – I think the honor is in being invited to such a special event.

Hope that helps!


Post # 4
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I agree with Oracle. 

Post # 5
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think you’re worried for absolutely no reason at all =).  He knew you had prior arrangements (and people who move often times have a childhood/home pastor/friend marry them rather than their current pastor).  Invite him as a guest, don’t’ worry about the dinner prayer, just have your officiant do that.  I highly doubt your current pastor is going to feel slighted.  Good luck!

Post # 6
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yes, most of my pastor friends are relieved to NOT be the one officiating at a wedding:-)  

Post # 7
48 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

Invite him! He wont be offended.

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