How much do officiants cost these days?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 31
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Worker bee

We are doing a handfasting so we had limited options. Ours cost $400 including travel time and rehearsal, which is expensive for my area (most typically run $100-$200) but for what we’re looking for we were pleased with the price.

Post # 32
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Worker bee

450 with rehearsal and 75 mile travel in WNY.

Post # 33
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Worker bee

Wow, kinda feeling ripped off over here. We went with a celebrant who charged $700 (AUD) for my FI’s sister, and $1200 for us when we enquired several months later for a 2018 date (including a $200 discount). We spoke to another top-end celebrant who was $1400, so we thought this was acceptable. We went with the same celebrant anyway because the meet went well and we thought it would be nice to share that with FI’s sister, but kind of wishing we shopped around a bit more now.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Our officiant is 75$ and AMAZING. Fiance was so anxious and she just spent a few hours with us and he was so calm and happy after, she knew just what to say.

I live in Vancouver BC. I looked on the BC marriage commissioner website and then cross referenced them with wedding wire reviews. Super happy with her. I see zero reason to pay $800 when she has done 100s of weddings simply because she loves them.

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We’re getting one of our family friends to do it. Our grandpas were best friends, our moms were friends, and we are friends. I’ve known her since the day I was born and she was my college roommate. Great storyteller/speaker. I think she will do awesome. She’s not charging and to become ordained on CO is free. I’ll get her a nice gift …. Haven’t decided on what though! 

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Lol mine was $600, and I hated all their templates so I wrote my own ceremony. That included travel and rehersal. I’m in Northern CA though. CA= expensive. 

Post # 37
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Busy bee

The cheapest I could find in our area (Westchester, NY) was $600. This includes a customized ceremony and a researsal, though.

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

daydream0324 :  $150 which included 4 (required) premarital counseling, and rehearsal dinner. Our officiant was a family friend of Darling Husband, so we paid him a little extra. This was a pastor at a church located in central IL.

Post # 39
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Busy bee

I’m in Dallas and I think my officiant is like $375 or $400 with a rehearsal and completely customized ceremony. I can’t remember exactly what we are paying but it’s around there. I love her. She’s awesome, I think our ceremony will turn out great! 

Post # 40
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Newbee

$795 with travel fee and no rehearsal and a customized ceremony…We’re in NYC though

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Mine is $350 She includes the meetings the rehearsal and the wedding in the price. I think what you are saying is in the normal range.

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