(Closed) how much are you paying your minster/pastor?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our pastor is going off-site to our venue which is a hotel, and his “fee” is $300. We feel this is a bit steep, but since he is a family friend, we are happy to pay it. However, I’ve heard between $150 – $200 is the normal rate for officiants. Hope this helps a bit!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We aren’t paying ours, but we are having an LDS Bishop perform our ceremony (we aren’t active LDS, but FI’s parent’s are.) However, I have read on several boards that a $50 donation to the church is a good idea for a minister or pastor who isn’t charging for his services. I do think paying for his hotel is also a nice gesture. Good thinking 🙂

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think it will be 100 bux. It’s just for heating/power use of the building which costs them a lot of money. Their power bills are expensive due to the size of the building. I think if it were outside the building it would be free. Since mine will be in the winter, I don’t think that is an option!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our officiant was DH’s uncle.  Of course he said he didn’t want any money.  We gave him $50 gift card to restaurant and $100 cash.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We gave ours $200. We did premarital counseling with him, the rehearsal and then the wedding. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Our rabbi married us, but since my parents are members of the temple they didn’t charge. Non members pay $400 so we donated that amount to the temple.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My cousin’s husband is a pastor and is going to marry us. He doesn’t charge normally and isn’t going to charge us. We are going to get him a gift certificate for him to his favorite restaurant. So my cousin and him can have a date night!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Our pastor is my uncle, so we’re going to donate some money to his church.  We haven’t decided yet what that would be though, I’m guessing $200.  

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are paying 125.00

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think we’re giving about $200, which is average from what I’ve read.  Some people give $150.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are playing $200

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

About $250.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

The church we are getting married at charges $300 for non-members. The pastor is not charging us because my fiance’s grandfather is still a member of the church; my fiance grew up in the church. We will be giving the pastor/church something, but I don’t have a specific dollar amount yet.

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