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What is the going rate for hiring your minister to perform the ceremony at your wedding?

in Wedding Services Tags: Wedding Ceremony and Rituals, Wedding Consultants, Wedding Coordinator, Wedding Officiant Service, Wedding Planner

3 years ago

13 Answers

Mariah Gentry
Points: 72

What a wonderful question! I would say that the typical range is between $200 - $500. The variance would come from the individual doing extra duties that are outside of the wedding day such as a couple's conference.

I wish you the best of luck with your wedding,
Mariah

3 years ago
Points: 10

I agree with Mariah's price range. It all really depends on where you find the minister and their beliefs on performing the ceremony.

Mariah, I cannot answer you on my own question, but I am located in Houston, TX.

3 years ago
christinaanderson137
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My average has been between $200.00 and $700.00 some of the reason for the price difference, I have found in talking with different ministers is if the couple might be a member of a church,or even a family member being a member will make a difference for a lower price.

3 years ago
MIranda Beckenstein
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I see the price in the New York area as being between $500 and $700. I have even seen up to $1000. No wedding ceremony is just about turning up to officiate. There are meetings and counselling with the bridal couple, and if it is an intermarriage plans to be made with the co-officiating clergy. There is often travel time too, as many weddings are held at catering establishments that are not local.

Belonging to a church or synagogue will probably mean that there is no charge for the clergy officiation, but then it is customary to donate to the clergy person's discretionary fund or give them a check for the service.

3 years ago
chaplainservices
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At our wedding, our pastor performed a simple service, asking for a church donation of $200.00. Our services help a couple find common ground in their differing beliefs ( if any ), and through meetings, we draft an original wedding script. Our rate is $350.00 here in the Norfolk / Virginia Beach area. No hidden extras unless there is travel involved.

3 years ago
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We are licensed to perform weddings in New Jersey. Our rate includes meeting with you, writing your wedding ceremony along with any rewrites needed to make it perfect for you, your rehearsal and your wedding. Our fee ranges from $250.00-$300.00.

3 years ago
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Fees

$385 to $625 (Within the DC Metropolitan Area)

$385 to $795 (Outside the DC Metro Area)

Thank you
Mary Young, CWP
yourplatiumwedding.com

3 years ago
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It depends on the wedding style, length, distance for travel, etc. this also includes meetings w/ bride and groom, free access to email all thru the process, counseling if desired, designing and writing ceremony including cultural , faith and personal options. This is a complicated and FUN Process. From SIMPLE elopement at $195- $325 FOR A PERSONALLY DESIGNED CEREMONY. I AM in the BUFFALO NY area.

3 years ago
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In the NYC/Northern NJ area, 400-900.00 depending on the complexity of the ceremony and whether you are a member of a congregation.

3 years ago
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$70

3 years ago
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It all depends on who you know. like for example i have friends who can marry a couple for free but of like officants they charge around 120$

3 years ago
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i personally charge between $200 and $300 depending on the ceremony and if travel is involved.
blessings to all!
Rev.David Jones
weddings by reverend jones
buckeye arizona

3 years ago
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I live in the central NJ area, I am an ordaned Miniser. My services includes counsel , the writing of the cermony, travel and the officiating of the marriage. My fees are between 300-500 dollars.
Minister ShaRon R. Ortiz
609 394-0694

1 year ago