Thanks to many of your recommendations my FI and I have booked Rev. Lavender for our wedding this July. Super excited to work with her after all of the great things you have said about her. We're having a SMALL wedding (less than 100 people). The few weddings I have been to, the officiant has been present at the reception, but it's always been the long time family minister who is near and dear to the family. Since Rev. Lavender is new to us, I'm wondering if it's as important to have her at our reception that's going to be filled with 90% family and 10% friends/family friends. I know she's going to give us a spectacular ceremony, but we're committed to a certain number of guests at the reception, and I feel like if I have Rev. Lavender there, I'd also have to give her a plus one.
Can you all who used her tell me if she was at the reception? Was she invited and did she bring a guest? If it is out of the question, and I must have her at my reception, do I send her an invitation to the wedding and reception? Little panicky because I hadn't considered any of this before. Thanks for your help!!!!!