how much is/was your ceremony?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: how much is/was your ceremony?
    Less than $500 : (6 votes)
    40 %
    $500-$1000 : (3 votes)
    20 %
    $1000-2000 : (3 votes)
    20 %
    $2000+ : (3 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 2
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We are getting married at a historical home/mansion, it cost us $80 to rent with $100 deposit. Included tables and chairs, we have to bring everything else in. Ceremony will be on the lawn, with cocktail hour inside the home, and reception to follow in the reception hall which is located behind the home.

    Post # 3
    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Our ceremony will be essentially free, minus flowers and chair rental. Our officiant is a long-time friend, and did our pre-marital counseling for just the cost of the assessment ($35). Our marriage license was $40. 

    Post # 4
    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Brussels, Belgium

    $0! I’m really excited about that. We’re doing it at city hall in Belgium which would normally be €250/$320, but there are select free days every month so we picked one of those. The license will cost us about $40 though. Belgium requires city hall weddings (I think it’s the only thing they recognize as a valid wedding) so we figure that’s enough.

    Post # 5
    32 posts
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Our ceremony and reception were in the same space, a winery. I believe the invoice said it was ~1500 for the space/chairs/set up etc. All decor was extra, and we were married by a justice of the peace (had to pay a fee for that too.. maybe 75$?)

    Post # 6
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Oh, I can’t edit but my officiant was not included, she was $600 + hotel room for the night of the rehearsal so she didn’t have to drive back home.

    If I added together the cost of everything [officiant, space, decor, unity ceremony, flowers, ect] it is probably somewhere around $2k total.

    Post # 7
    85 posts
    Worker bee

    catpeaches:  Not sure how much yet, since the venue is same as the reception and the minister is my own.  We have to ask her about the typical gift amount.  I just had to reply that I’m super excited to see another UU on this site!!!

    Post # 8
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    catpeaches:  that seems a like its overpriced. I paid a “suggested” donation of $500. We got married in a Catholic Church in Brooklyn, NY and we also got premarital counseling and had to do the pre-cana.

    Post # 9
    2895 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i got married in a catholic church in central california.

    the church fee was $400 (or maybe $450? i can’t remember now)

    musician fee was $200

    our pre-marital counseling session was $50

    our nfp class was free, but we had to purchase the kit, which was $160

    and we gave our officiant a $50 “tip.”

    so all together it was about $860.

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