Officient Cost

I'm in the process of researching officiants and am wondering what the average cost is. I'd just like to get an idea of what I'm finding is high, low or average. I know it'll depend on where the wedding is (in my case, Fullerton, CA), but I'd like some sort of jumping off point.


 


TIA!

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:17 am
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We spent $400 in Northern CA and that was "mid-range to low". Our original officiant was $150 but he didn't quite work out for us.

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:22 am
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Mine is $500 in LA

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:23 am
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Wow!  Here in Tennessee it seems to be around $250.  (as high as $400 though)


We're actually hoping a good friend of our will marry us- we'll pay for him to be ordained (which online we've found can be done for around $50)


 


Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:23 am
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I'm not in CA, but where I am, I found some for $500 and up.


We ended up splurging and are spending $800.  BUT, he was exactly what we were looking for and talked to us like a bride and groom and NOT a business client whereas the others have :) 

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:24 am
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We spent $350 in Temecula and he was GREAT!

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:24 am
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ours is $350 in the long island, ny area

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:24 am
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HOLY COW!! Didn't expect that much money, since we are getting married in Idaho we found a family friend to do it...

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:25 am
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Ours is $300 and we're getting married in Punta Cana, DR.

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:26 am
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Mine is $325.00

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:26 am
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we paid $225 in Long Beach. I wrote a review on our officiant. He was everything we needed!

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:27 am
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and we paid $28 for a ceremony at the Fullerton court house the first time we got hitched :) You might want to ask one of the people who does ceremonies there to come to your location. it is not going to be $28, but might be much cheaper :)

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:29 am
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$100 for the family priest. We actually begged him for an arbitrary number. We are very blessed. ;)

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:31 am
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Mine is $325, info in bio and he's awesome :)

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:31 am
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Darn Biteka, I just saw that your officiant isn't doing weddings anymore.


Thanks ladies, keep it coming!

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:33 am
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I think he still does! I think he made that note for summer because he was too busy.


here is his website http://www.geocities.com/weddingreverend/


give him a call or send an email 


 

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:46 am
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we don't have a offical cost. it is cosidered a 'donation' to the church....they say the catholi guilt should kick in...

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:47 am
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ours is $600 which i thought was way to much.. but we love ours

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:48 am
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our was 325 in north carolina

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:51 am
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I'm getting married in La Habra ... all the ones I'm looking at are $375-$500 if feels like such a waste for a few minutes of talking! I'm trying to talk FI into letting my god father do it. It would cost $30 to go down to norwalk and get "deputized" to preform a wedding for one day.

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:51 am
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$300 - Orange County. we gave him more because he totally made our wedding special.

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:51 am
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