(Closed) Catholic ceremony costs in Buffalo

posted 5 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hi! I’m from Buffalo too! While I’m not having a Catholic ceremony myself, That seems on par with what friends have paid, not just locally, but across the country too. I would ask at the office about the rehearsal, but I would guess that’s included.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I”m not from Buffalo but from what other priests have said, they do not want people to view the church as a venue.  If you are not a member of the church, you have to pay more, which is around $500.  The church i’m getting married in doesn’t even make us make for the service that will be provided.  They told us we can donate however much we want. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

sorry for the typo.. I mean church where I will be getting married in doesn’t make us pay for the service.  I asked around and found that most couples donate about $500. I did look at another church which require non-parishioner to pay a flat rate of $500.  Then we would have to pay for the priest, the organist, the wedding coordinator, and the altar boys.  In general most churches are not asking a whole lot for the service.  However, from what other people have told me, they do expect some kind of donation on top of the fees. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am getting married at St. Louis Church in Buffalo, they are charging us $400, no priest fee (well we are going to give him a gift) since he is a FI’s family friend. We are getting an string quartet for $500 and the organist i’m not sure how much he is.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it depends on the church. Some churches charge different rates depending on if you are a member of their parish or not. 

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m from Buffalo also!

 

But my we were told that we don’t need to pay for the church (just a donation) Since I am a member.  and also the priest, but we are using a family frascian rather then the priest he cost $75.  and the orgaist is $75. 

 

 

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