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

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Too expensive?

    Yes, keep looking

    No, sounds about right

  • Post # 16
    29 posts
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @Future Mrs.Schug:  Our officiant is $350.00.  That does not include counseling so I would think that what he is asking you to pay sounds about right. 

    I am also in Orange County and officiants here seem to run from $350 on up depending on what you want.

    Good luck! 

    Post # 17
    1417 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We were so appalled by the costs that we decided we were going to have a family member perform the ceremony for the $25 cost of getting certified for the day…then Fiance parents gave us the name of a friend who performs the ceremony and offered to pay the cost of it if we used her. It was a cost that we had to put off!

    Post # 18
    1438 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    ours is 380 for one face to face meeting, rehearsal, and the ceremony

    Post # 19
    341 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Our pastor is charging us $300 (we’re members) and that it includes pre-marital counseling. It’s $500 for non-members.

    Post # 20
    211 posts
    Helper bee

    $500 doesn’t sound too bad in OC, CA.  I know a lot of church/paster require pre-marital counseling and plus a ‘donation’ to the churse for the wedding ceremony/reception.  

    Post # 21
    755 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    $350, nondenominational, ceremony only, no counseling.

    Post # 22
    8375 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    The pastors at my church technically do not charge anything, but most people give generous honoraria.  Since DH is also a pastor, he suggested that we give my pastor $300 for marrying us.  We also had pre-marriage counseling. 

    Post # 23
    7086 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    In CA, you can use anyone who want to marry you.  They just have to sign up online and they have to register at the local county offices.  Gene Simmons wife did it easily on an episode of their show.  If I remember right, it was only like $40 to register with the county.  Is there someone that you know that you would like to do that for you and you could register?

    Post # 24
    3218 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Also non denominational: she charges $500 (no counselling, no rehersal)

    Post # 26
    1128 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    ours was five hundred as well.

    Post # 27
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    $400 in New York City – No counseling, No Rehearsal. http://www.knotbythesea.com Price depends on the area where you live. 

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