How much to pay officiant?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

You said it’s a family friend? I’d just get them a gift to thank them… maybe in the $25-$50 range?

Most officients around here charge $300-500. Church pastors usually ask for a donation of around $100. 

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

fe0208:  You might want to ask him. Some states require folks who can perform marriages to pay yearly fees to maintain that right. You might want to know if he has to pay annually and if so, contribute towards that and then a little more so that he’s not out of pocket doing you a favor.

Post # 5
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2442 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We are paying $200 for ours only because my soon to be sis in law is a wedding planner and refer her to other clients.

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