How much do officiants usually charge?

I just wanted to find out what the typical cost is for an officiant? 

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 2:51 pm
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heartsetfreebylove
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I have seen them range from free to 350 dollars in my area (colorado) depending on religion, services, provided, rehearsal etc.

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm
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My officiant cost $405 total ($370 for her services and $35 for travel fee).  I'm in the CA area.

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 3:12 pm
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I think $300-2000 depends on what you need.

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 3:15 pm
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I'm paying $400 for an officiant in Yosemite. That includes his 2-hour round-trip travel time.

Posted on November 10, 2008 at 4:53 pm
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Our officiant was $600...Seems like I should have shopped around but we love her!

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 3:08 pm
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It seems like the average cost (depending where you are, of course!) is between $400-$600.  Yikes!

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 3:17 pm
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Mine was $225 + $35 travel fee.  I'm in LA area.

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 3:22 pm
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Mine is charging $200 + $50 fee.  He has married all my sisters.  Might be a deal for that.

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 6:03 pm
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we are payng 400.00 for a priest to do a catholic ceremony outside! in the pasadena, ca area

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 6:08 pm
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wow I need to change my job... LOL

Posted on November 12, 2008 at 6:13 pm
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Ours recommended a donation between $400-$500.  We gave $500 because we really liked him.

Posted on November 13, 2008 at 1:47 pm
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Mine is $175

Posted on November 13, 2008 at 2:27 pm
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Hey Emma...where are you located? My FI is a licensed reverend..and he'll do it for $80...plus 2 seats at the reception..(we love weddings LOL )

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 12:42 am
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Mine is $375.00 which isn't bad, but he ripped us on the rehearsal... he wanted $275, I got him down to $200, I still think that's crazy, but what can we do..

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 3:19 am
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we're lucky....friend of FI's parents is a judge in CA....so ours is FREE!!  (we will tip him, of course though!)

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 3:24 am
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We're lucky too. A friend is marrying us (ordained online) but we plan to give him a gift. Any good officiant gift ideas?

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 3:33 am
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i think we're just giving cash or Visa/Amex gift cards

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 3:35 am
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I am not having the officiant come to the rehearsal is that out of the ordinary, m DOC will be there though!

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 3:37 am
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We're paying a total of $810, but that includes the church, the minister, the organist, the "cleanup fees" and the rehersal.


HTH

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 3:46 am
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250 in Atlanta

Posted on November 21, 2008 at 11:21 pm
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