What is the cost of your OFFICIANT/ORDAINED MINISTER?

posted 1 year ago in Elopement
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Busy bee

Our officiant is $200 and he is writing us a custom ceremony.

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Blushing bee

@bohosioux:  the cheapest i could find was 200, and this literally includes meeting the lady at the cite a half hr before the ceremony.  my ceremony will be 20ish minutes long.  i cannot believe how expensive it is for less than an hour of service

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Sugar Beekeeper

We paid our officiant $175.00 as that is what he asked to cover the expense of traveling. It was a custom ceremony with several emails and discussions as well as pre-marital counseling sessions.

He was amazing.

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Blushing bee

@bohosioux:  that’s good atleast, a few months ago, we moved 500 miles away from where we are getting married, so i booked her while i was down here, and only corosponded with her a few times via email.  So i will be meeting her that day… and hopefullly all goes well! haha

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Helper bee

I’m excited to say I’m paying $0 for that one!!! Having a good friend marry us and it was free for her to get ordained :)

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Helper bee

It’s costing us zero. His church will marry their members for free. We’re giving the pastor a donation though. There was also no charge to use the church for the ceremony and only $200 to use their fellowship hall for the reception.

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Blushing bee

We are paying $500 – its actually 2 officicants a husband and wife.. They help customize our ceremony and do pre wedding activities for us as well..  It is a bit expensive hopefully it will be worth it.

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Bee Keeper

@bohosioux:  We paid $206 total.  The British Columbia registration/license was $100, officiant fee was $89 and the rest was her travel fee to our location.

I had the wedding in Jackson Hole, WY once, and that judge was charging us $200 for a Saturday.  It would have been $50 if it were on a weekday in his office LOL

 

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Blushing bee

My mom works for my church so my minister is marrying us so free but he normally charges $250, We are still going to get him a $100 gift card to a nice resturant. He is also doing pre-marital counciling with us.

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Bee Keeper

$450 but for an intimate small ceremony I believe he is just $250

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Buzzing bee

Free. I work in politics so I know a lot of judges. Dunno how much they charge if they have to go somewhere to do it. You can look up justices of the peace and civil or criminal court district judges in the area you are getting married (usually on county websites) and call through them.

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