Post # 1
At the church where I am getting married which has been my church my whole life, it says that there is typically a "minister’s honorarium" which is a monetary gift to the minister for doing your counseling, rehearsal and ceremony.
Does anyone have any idea how much this typically is? What are you "paying" your minister marrying you?
Post # 3
we are paying our minster $150.
There is nothign required by our church, it is an etiquette thing to give him an honorarium. I suggest to my fiance that we give him $100 and he asked that we pay more.
You can edit this post and add a poll–that might be helpful to get a range that people have paid!
Post # 4
Why don’t you ask the church secretary or another member of the church administration about what is customary at your church?
Post # 5
our church had a suggested honorarium of $100
Post # 6
It depends on the church, but most of my friends paid anywhere between $100 and $300 depending upon their financial circumstances. I think it’s pretty typical to pay about $150 but I would check with other church members.
Post # 7
I agree that $150-200 is typical. It wouldn’t hurt to check with the church admin though!
Post # 8
I think we will do $100-$150 for our catholic priest. We also have to pay almost a thousand dollars to our church for fees (and ew are longtime parishoners!)
Post # 9
The average (according to whomever "they" in the industry are) is $100, give or take. But the best way to know what to give your minister is to ask his or the church’s secretary. He or she will know and that way you don’t feel uncomfortable with the amount or whether it is too much or too little for your church’s average.