Wedding gift for friend officiant?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have been trying to figure out the same thing. Our officiant is my cousin and he is a Pastor. What about a nice pen set?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well, our officiant is the founder of The Pickled Brothers Sideshow – they do stuff like sword swallowing, bed of nails, fire eating, etc. Somehow, I’m guessing that my gift of new torches won’t exactly fit your situation!

What if you just gave your friend a similar sort of present you would give if it were his birthday?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our friend/officiant is a very close friend of ours.  We got her a gift certificate so she and her kids could have a session done with a photographer.  She hasn’t had her kids professionally photographed in 3 or 4 years.  I hope she loves it!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think the tie is a good idea..what about a personalized flask to change his gift up from the Groomsmen?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re in the same situation — friend is officiating, and we want to get him a generous gift.  We’re probably getting our officiant some nice tools, or architecture books, since that’s his thing.  Other good ideas might be a gift certificate to a nice restaurant in his area or a really nice bottle of wine.

@jgkittymom3: I hadn’t thought of that, but I don’t want our officiant to clash with the wedding party.  I guess I should go pick up a tie for him too!

 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

We have a friend (who is also a pastor) doing ours.  I was going to give him $250 (his normal fee he’s waived) plus probably something sports related from his favorite team.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our officiant is one of my best friends. She has wanted a Pandora bracelet for a very long time but can’t afford one. I bought her one with two charms. It was a little splurge, but I figured if we didn’t have her, we’d have to pay an officiant $75 anyway, so I just spent double on her. 🙂

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Buy a standard male/female gift and a gift card from like Amazon, and thank them for the great service.

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