(Closed) Appropriate goft/donation for officiant?

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I believe you are still supposed to give the officiant something – in other words, cash – for his services.  I would just go ahead and ask the officiant, or perhaps the church secretary, what the usual donation is. We asked our pastor’s wife – she indicated he generally receives about $150, although some people give more.  They are also elderly, and she indicated that they prefer not to receive more, as it becomes a problem with their taxes and their social security.  So we will probably also get them a gift certificate to a nice restaurant, as he has spent a lot of time with us, and we really like them both.

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