Officiant cost

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

What do you mean on site ceremony? Like the person is provided by the ceremony site?

 

Mine is $200.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Mine is $400, but she is traveling 2 hours.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, I paid $650

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I will be paying between $300 and $375 In Edmonton, Alberta.  IMO they do verty well for 3.0 hours of work!!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Koko1977:  I’m paying $350 in NY, so that sounds good.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

our JP is costing us $150.  Couldnt imagine paying more since our ceremony is only half an hour 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

$350, but he is one of the top judges in the state and we decided that this cost would be one of our splurges.  Plus, everyone after the ceremony commented on how good he was, so I think the cost was worth it. 🙂 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Wow, I did not realize how much officiants were!  I am so glad that my brother is a notary so he will be performing the very short ceremony.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Depends on your area I suppose.  Mine is $300 but most of the ones I saw around here were about $200-$300.  So it sounds slighty high but if you’re in NYC/Chicago or something it’s probably reasonable.

We can have unlimited meetings before the day, includes rehearsal, and he had amazing reviews.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I paid $550 for mine which is a full package.  Running the rehearsal and RD, full ceremony, keepsake certificate, etc, etc.  (Connecticut)

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Our pastor is traveling 2 hrs and is FREE! As I think all wedding officiants should be.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I paid $550. She is writing a personalized ceremony and will also be present to coordinate the rehearsal.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m paying $300.  It includes a meeting a month before the wedding to write the ceremony, he had all kinds of templates, but we wrote our own so we just went through and fine tuned it.  Then he’ll show up for the 30 minute ceremony.  If we want the officiant to come to the rehearsal dinner it’s $150.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Koko1977:  Our officiant is $395 for the ceremony and rehearsal dinner.  I would say that $300-400 is a fair price.  

ETA….which also includes a personally written ceremony.

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