Post # 1
I’ve been starting to search for an officiant who also does handfastings. So far they all seem really pricey. From $500 to as much as $1200.
It has always been my dream to have our hands tied together in a handfasting.
Does anyone know of any officiants that are less expensive?
Post # 3
Nope! Unless you just get one of those government people… but they will not do anything religious (against their rules) I think they charge about $100.
You do get what you pay for though ours was amazing and I think she was around the 300 mark but with price increases chances are she’s about $500 now.
Post # 4
First, perhaps search for folks who don’t seem OVERTLY Christian/Jewish/anti-pagan-whateverite, and then ask them if they are willing to do a handfasting. I’m betting there are a few people out there who do “nonreligious” ceremonies who would be happy to try an unfamiliar ceremony.
Second, explain your budget to someone who does handfasting and ask if their fees are negotiable. Some surely are.