(Closed) How much is/was your wedding officiant?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: How much is your officiant?



    $1000- $2000

    other, let me explain below

  • Post # 32
    205 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    $325 for ours in San Diego, and he was one of the higher priced ones we saw. $1200 seems sort of ridiculous to me.

    Post # 33
    40 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Free! My brother is getting ordained. We might throw him a bone and pay for the online ordination … 🙂 My dad got ordained for his wedding, but my dad already has a very important role in my wedding and wouldn’t be able to get through the ceremony with me without crying!

    Post # 34
    1087 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Ours is technically free with a “suggested donation” of $100-$250, so we are donating $200. That includes 1 hour at the rehearsal and the 20 min ceremony.

    Post # 35
    93 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My papa is going to do it for free. I’ve always wanted my papa to be the officiant since i was little.

    Post # 35
    8 posts

    What?! That’s not only ridiculously high, it’s totally against the laws of the catholic church. Everyone can and has to marry in the church, and money should never be a consideration. Of course it’s nice to make a donation to the priest and the church as a sign of respect and appreciation, but $1200 is just out of the question. I plan to donate $250 to the priest and $250 to the church. My priest didn’t ask for any money at all though. 

    Post # 36
    160 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Villa Christina

    Our is $250 in Atlanta. It was an additional fee (maybe $100) for rehearsal dinner evening and he met us to go over what we wanted and plan our ceremony etc.

    Post # 37
    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    We are getting married in NJ on the beach. Our officiant will be $500.

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