Hello all! My fiance and I live in a pretty remote area relative to our families, so we're getting married at a church near my family to make it easier for our nearest and dearest to attend. My family lives about a 5 hour drive away from my home. We are doing all our marriage prep with the wonderful priest at my parish, and he has volunteered to travel to be the celebrant at our wedding. We just confirmed a date this past weekend and got the stamp of approval from the priest in the parish we'll be married in to bring our own priest with us.
So here is my question, what kind of accommodations are appropriate to offer to our priest given that he will have to travel 5 hours each way to participate? Clearly we're inviting him to the reception/rehearsal dinner, but should we also pay for a hotel room, offer him a ride, or anything else along those lines? I'm so excited to have my priest there and want to make things as easy as possible for him!