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Are you inviting your officiant to the reception?

Lynnie, on September 3, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 111
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Are you inviting your officiant to join you at the wedding reception? Why or why not?


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Latest activity by Michelle, on December 31, 2020 at 8:14 PM
  • Amy
    Devoted October 2019
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    Yes. Our officiant will be MOG’s boss so we know her pretty well. Her and her daughter cane to my bridal shower this past weekend
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
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    Our officiant is the husband/assistant of our DOC, so he will be there for the reception.
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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
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    Definitely! My officiant is my mentor and friend. She is a judge so she will make a perfect officiant, but if she weren’t officiating she would be invited as a guest. We are also inviting her husband to the ceremony and reception.
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  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
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    Yes! Our officiant is my brother so he was actually a guest first lol.
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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    I hadn't really thought about it. I wouldn't think so, considering we are hiring him and don't actually know him personally. I do think I'll ask him if he'd like a plate to take with him maybe.

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  • Nicole
    Devoted September 2019
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    So is mine!
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  • Brittany
    Super October 2020
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    Absolutely! If they would like to come, I don't mind at all! I will appreciate all they do for us on that day and that goes for the staff at the venue too!

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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
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    I'm not sure yet. We have only so far spoken via email. I'm sure we will extend one to him and his wife but it's up to them if they accept.

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  • Erin
    Expert November 2019
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    Yes. She is someone we know and someone we were wanting to invite regardless of whether or not she would be our officiant.
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  • Kellie
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kellie ·
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    Is that a thing? I guess if I knew my officiant then yes. But we don’t know ours personally so no.
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  • Ivy ORP
    VIP October 2019
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    Yes! Our officiant is a good friend who has a bromance type of relationship with my FW. He and his wife have been close to me for years and I couldn't imagine not having them with us to celebrate.

    I'm also planning to invite our legal officiant to dinner with us after. I have known him and his new husband for a few years through a mutual friend. They are so sweet.

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  • Denise
    Super September 2019
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    Yes, he's a family friend of FH's so he was definitely invited

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  • Ashley
    Dedicated August 2021
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    Our officiant is also a groomsman and one of my fiance’s best friends (and the "wing-man" the night we met) so he’ll definitely be there!!
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  • Megan
    Super October 2020
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    Our officiant is my father, sooo YES! Haha
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  • Laura
    Master October 2019
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    Not formally, but he's more than welcome to stay, and he knows that. I think it depends on what else he has going on that day. I hope he stays, we really liked him when we met

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  • Sara
    Expert February 2020
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    Our officiant is one of FHs best friends. So yes he's invited.
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  • Jess
    Expert October 2019
    Jess ·
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    Yes! our officiant has been a mentor in our relationship and mentored my FH when he was a kid as his youth pastor!
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  • Btbride
    Super August 2019
    Btbride ·
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    My husband's uncle married us, so yes, he was invited haha.

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  • Brittany
    Super May 2020
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    My officiant is my Grandfather so yes he will be there

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  • Sara
    Expert October 2020
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    We are either having a friend marry us or fiances uncle, so yes they are invited to reception either way.

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