(Closed) Secular Ceremony – Invite to dinner?

posted 9 years ago in Secular
Post # 3
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426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I am also having this issue… Im unsure of what to do as well. 

I asked my Mom about it and she said that since this person is not a family friend/friend at all or even someone we know personally…. that we are not obligated to invite her to the reception. 

But of course it is a nice gesture even if he/she doesn’t come.

I am still unsure with what we are going to do… still thinking about it…. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We’re being married by a JOP and did invite him to our reception. I think it’s polite to extend the invitation. Most of the time these kinds of officiants will politely decline. I think it’s best to offer the invitaiton.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I often get invited to rehearsal dinners (especiall if I’m running the rehearsal), and the occasional wedding reception, but I very rarely stay.  It’s always SO nice to be invited and, honestly, it’s the thought that counts here – I totally appreciate it, but as I don’t know anyone at the wedding except the bride and groom, I don’t usually attend.  Occasionally, I’ll stay for part of cocktail hour, but that’s about the extent 🙂  I hope this helps!  I think, if you like your officiant, inviting them is a very nice gesture, but they probably won’t come.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Thanks Jessieblum!  I found that very helpful!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

Personally I would 100% invite them to the dinner. They will suddenly become a major player in your marriage, and I think it’s nice to have another chance to connect with them!

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Thank you for writing this post! My Fiance and I have the same situation but I hadn’t even thought about inviting our officiant. I am glad I saw this because I will be sure to invite them now.

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