(Closed) Should I make donations to the church for preparing documents for my DW?

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Normally you do give a donation. Offer to pay for things like FedEx fees as they come up, then give a donation to the priest at the end for his time.

How much of a donation depends on how much time he spends helping you. Whatever donation you were planning to give to the priest, split it between the two (the one doing the planning and the one doing the ceremony) based on how much time each spend.

You can give a donation to the church if you want, but I probably wouldn’t. I’d just the priest a check and if he wants to donate it to the parish, he can.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re also doing a DW. Unfortunately, both churches have set fees so we’re giving $300 to the church where we’re preparing and $500 to the church where we’re getting married.

If your priest doesn’t mention it think you should definitely give something.  But I would wait until you both meet with him to fill out your paperwork.  That is when our priest asked for our donation.

Hope this helps.  Good luck!

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