(Closed) Wedding officiant cost.. Please Help!!!

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Too expensive?
    Yes, keep looking : (13 votes)
    26 %
    No, sounds about right : (37 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Ours (non-denominational) is charging $300.00 for the rehearsal and wedding ceremony.  No counseling.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee

    We are having a non-denominational ceremony, and our officiant is $300 which includes the rehersal and ceremony.

    Post # 5
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Ours was 300 for the priest and then 1,000 for the church!

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Before we found a friend to do ours, I found officiants for the range of approx 300-600, but I don’t think that included counseling, just day of. Sometimes extra for them to do your rehearsal.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    We don’t belong to a church and are having a non-religious officiant doing our ceremony.  For her ceremony and rehearsal services she charges $600.  That is very competitive for our area, every officiant of the same caliber was the same price.  Her premarital counseling is OPTIONAL and costs an extra $400.  It really made Fiance mad…none of these people are hurting for business and they stack weddings when and where possible.  They’re making a killing.

    Post # 8
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We got married in the Catholic church and paid 500 for everything (counseling, pre cana, use of the church and the priest for the rehearsal and the service).  So sounds about right to me.

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Ours was 500 also for the minister and church… so it is about right for pricing

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m getting sticker shock from officiant pricing too.  Definitely did not think they cost that much!

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was running into prices of $1000! I finally found someone who is a friend of the family and would do it for free (she is also our live music for the ceremony) so we plan to give her $300.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Counselling is expensive especially if they’re providing you with materials.

    That does sound expensive, but maybe you can talk about it with him if you feel you can’t swing that.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    the officiant generally can run from 200+, but only cover rehearsal and ceremony.  I had a friend of ours to do it for free, so we only need to invite them to the wedding as guests. 

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Ours is 300 for a non-denominational ceremony.

     

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Wow, I guess it’s cheap in Oregon! We are paying $150 for the rehearsal, ceremony, and at least 3 sessions of counseling, and that’s on the high side for this area (most are around $100). I guess it’s nice being in a smaller place!

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We’re paying $600 for our officiants, and that includes the rehearsal.

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