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Include Your Officiant on Your Wedding Invitations! A Special Way to Say ‘Thank You’

Published: Wednesday, Jul. 20th, 2022


Add a friend or relative to your invites as a sweet way to say ‘thank you!' for officiating! 

 

 

If you’ve chosen someone special to officiate your wedding or vow renewal ceremony, why not give them a shout out on your wedding invitation? 

 

After all, your officiant isn’t just another wedding vendor – they’re so much more! Especially if you’ve asked a close friend, sibling, or parent to join you and your partner in marriage. 

 

Your wedding officiant is the honored guest who helps you create an authentic ceremony, leads you through your vows, blesses your union, and then signs the paperwork that legally unites you with your partner. It’s an incredibly important role that few other wedding-day relationships compare to. 

 

Related: How to Ask Someone to Officiate Your Wedding 

 

Including your officiant’s name on your wedding invitations won’t be the right choice for every couple or every officiant of course. But it might be the perfect way for some couples to express their gratitude to a loved one who’s been with them every step of their relationship, and is now helping them say ‘I do!’

 

So, is including your officiant on your invitations the best choice for you? 

 

We’ve created a few sample invitation designs that honor the role of the officiant to help you decide!  

 


Sample One 

 

This colorful sample wedding invitation includes the date, time, and location of the ceremony, as well as details about a live brass band, the name of the officiating minister, and a shout-out to the restaurant providing pop-up service at the reception.

 

A perfect choice for couples who are throwing a full-scale wedding bash or a pared-down event with unforgettable entertainment.

 

 

A sample wedding invitation with orange, pink, and white color blocks for two women

 

 

 

Sample Two

 

This simple and sweet wedding invitation includes the date, time, and location of the ceremony, plus a heartwarming mention that the bride's father will be officiating the ceremony.

 

A perfect choice for couples who are throwing an intimate wedding or elopement with a focus on family and close friends. 

 

Related: “Should I officiate my granddaughter's wedding?” What to ask yourself if you have been asked to officiate
 

 

Simple wedding ceremony invitation with flowers

 

 

 

Sample Three 

 

This sleek invite includes the date, time, and location of the ceremony, and honors the two close friends who will be serving as co-officiants at this New York wedding. 

 

A perfect choice for couples who have asked two friends, parents, grandparents, or other loved ones to serve as their officiants.

 

Related: Co-Officiating a Wedding Ceremony: The More the Marrier? 

 

 

A stunning wedding invitation example with a black background and silver lettering, with mention that two friends will be co-officiating the ceremony

 

 

 

Sample Four

 

This seasonal vow renewal ceremony invitation includes the date, time, location, and reason for the ceremony, and acknowledges the couple's son, who will officiate. 

 

A perfect choice for couples who are throwing an anniversary celebration, second or sequel ceremony, vow renewal, or re-commitment ceremony. 

 

Related: Everything You Need to Know About a Vow Renewal Ceremony
 

 

A seasonal anniversary vow renewal ceremony invitation with a shout out to the couple's son, who will be officiating. Blue watercolor background with script lettering

 


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About the Author
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves digging into the history and magic of ritual, exploring the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She’s an advocate for marriage equality and individuality. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys easy hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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