Post # 1
Would anyone be willing to share the cost for a Rabbi to officiate their wedding? I got a quote for $2000 for a Rabbi that we like to officiate the ceremony, which sound like so much to me. This will include her travel- she’ll be driving from 1.5 hours away and hotel. I was just wondering if this is an average cost for a Rabbi to officiate in a medium sized city. Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
Yes that’s very high… Are you a member of any shul? If so, it may be included in your memebership or for a nominal donation.
If not, shop around. The Rent-A-Rabbi’s can be quite expensive, but if you look for synagogues or small congrations in the area of your wedding, you should be able to find someone. I would say $500 would be the highest you should expect…
Also, Cantors can marry you as well.
Mazel tov! <3