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Should we invite our officiating rabbi or cantor – along with a partner or spouse – to our wedding reception?

Should we invite our officiating rabbi or cantor – along with a partner or spouse – to our wedding reception?
Wedding

Your officiating rabbi or cantor – along with a partner or guest – will certainly appreciate an invitation to your reception. It’s a thoughtful gesture on your part, and some consider it proper etiquette.

Many clergy will stay for the reception only when they have a social relationship with the couple or their family. Others look forward to celebrating with every couple; after all, they’ve spent time getting to know you and planning with you for this day. Others will choose to stay just long enough to wish you and your family a mazel tov.