Lynnie
WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina

Are you inviting your officiant to the reception?

Lynnie, on 4/November/2019 at 09:05 Posted in Wedding reception

Are you inviting your officiant to join you for the rest of the celebrations? Why or why not?? Are they already a friend or family member?


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  • Amelia
    Featured September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    Don't know yet, but likely not. That'll be a question for the venue I think.

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  • BunnyBride
    Expert August 2020 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·
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    This is still up in the air, but I think we are both leaning towards no atm.

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  • Jillian
    Frequent user September 2020 Ontario
    Jillian ·
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    Will you verbally ask him or are you sending him an invite? We want to ask ours, but don't know how!

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  • Steph
    Devoted October 2020 Ontario
    Steph ·
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    No, she is wonderful but not exactly a close family member or friend so we will do a little something to thank her on top of her fee
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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
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    No, we are using one of the provinces' commissioners and it's a short and sweet ceremony

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  • Veronica
    Featured October 2020 Alberta
    Veronica ·
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    No we are not! No personal relationship and we need all the seats we have.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    We did extend our invitation to the Officiant to attend the reception. He would have though there was another ceremony that was right after ours he had to perform.

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  • Rebecca
    Devoted November 2019 Quebec
    Rebecca ·
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    No, we are getting married privatly at a notary.
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    We did invite her, but she had somewhere to be right after our ceremony.

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  • Chelsea
    Featured June 2020 Alberta
    Chelsea ·
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    No - they will be officiating another wedding a few hours after ours
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  • Ashley
    Super August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    We will not be doing this

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  • Amanda
    Devoted October 2020 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    Most likely not. By the time we get married we will have met her twice and spoken via email and phone a handful of times. It would just be a little awkward, if I was being married in a church by my priest I would extend the invitation.


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  • Michelle
    Devoted October 2020 Nova Scotia
    Michelle ·
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    I don't think we will, we're having a pretty long cocktail hour so we can sneak off for photos so there would be so much time in-between the ceremony and reception

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  • Casey
    Featured October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    We did not.

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  • Geneviève
    Expert September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    Yes. Our officiant is a very close friend. We couldn’t see our day without her!
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  • Amelia
    Devoted October 2020 New Brunswick
    Amelia ·
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    Yes. Our officiant is a coworker that I'm close with so I'll invite them and a few other co-workers so they aren't alone in a sea of strangers.
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