How much did you spend on an officiant?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How much did you spend on an officiant?
    $100-200 : (23 votes)
    23 %
    $200-300 : (24 votes)
    24 %
    $300-400 : (18 votes)
    18 %
    $400-500 : (17 votes)
    17 %
    $500+ : (20 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    1228 posts
    Bumble bee

    $200 for our justice of the peace. 

    Post # 4
    475 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I didn’t vote because there wasn’t an option for $0.  My brother did it for us.

    Post # 6
    2117 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    $300 donation to the church.

    Post # 8
    665 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    $0 because he’s a family friend. But we are going to donate a few hundred dollars to his church anyway. I live in a medium sized city.

    Post # 9
    1228 posts
    Bumble bee

    @LadyMoriarty:  We completely customised our ceremony. We didn’t want anything religious so where we are a JoP is the only other option. 

    Post # 10
    1818 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    $395 for both ceremony and rehearsal, the price including a ceremony planning book.

    Post # 11
    590 posts
    Busy bee

    Ugh I paid waaaay too much $900.  But we needed a rabbi that would do interfaith ceremony and that was the price that we were getting.  He was great though I do have to say.  Was it worth the money? not sure.  But he did hit on my friend at the reception so I did find that to be amusing.

    Post # 12
    2459 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Our friend did it for us; didn’t cost us anything. He got licensed for a day online. 

    Post # 13
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014


    No.  I don’t want to talk about it.

    Post # 15
    10369 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    $50 for my mom to officially be able to officiate in CA.

    Post # 16
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I didn’t vote in the poll because my officiant cost $25. Insane, right? The chef/general manager at the place where we were married/had the reception was ordained and only charged $25 to do the ceremony. So my suggestion is to ask your ceremony/reception vunue for suggestions! They see these people all the time, and if there isn’t an insanely good deal, then they can at least point you toward quality!

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