Just Said Yes February 2021

2021 Officiant Prices

Natasha, on January 11, 2021 at 3:17 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 1 8

How much is reasonable to pay a wedding officiant in 2021?



Latest activity by Pat, on June 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM
  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    On average, its about $400.
    I personally wouldn't pay more than $200.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle Online ·
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    No two will charge the same price. Go on Yelp for your area and see. What you are paying is completely different from someone across the country. It's a "you get what you pay for" type thing and with lower prices your paperwork may not be filed correctly, among other situations.

    Prices range from roughly $300 to over $1000
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  • V
    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    Prices greatly vary depending on location so there really isn't a standard price. We paid $550. It would have been cheaper if he wouldn't have been at our rehearsal, but we extra for him to be there to make sure everything ran smoothly. I'm glad we did because the venue coordinator wanted something done one way and he wanted something done a different way so it could have been a disaster at the actual wedding if it hadn't been ironed out beforehand.

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  • Jessica
    Dedicated October 2021
    Jessica ·
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    Ours was $950, which included a travel fee (would have been $700 if we lived closer). We got married with only 5 guests and our officiant really made the ceremony feel special, so it was worth it for us.
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  • Nicole
    Devoted August 2022
    Nicole ·
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    It depends where you are and what you want! When budgeting I was expecting an officiant to be around $250, so I was shocked when I started getting quotes averaging $500. The cheaper ones were just basic paperwork and traditional civil ceremony. My officiant was $510 but I really like her personally and she'll also be creating a personalized ceremony for us.
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  • Michelle
    Devoted April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    My minister is $500 but i am surprising my parents and my FH parents with a vow renewal in the middle of the ceremony

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  • Katherine
    Dedicated February 2020
    Katherine ·
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    Mine was only $75 if I went with one associated with the chapel I rented out :o I had no idea they were so expensive otherwise! Glad I went with them after all now haha
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  • Pat
    Dedicated May 2023
    Pat ·
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    I charge $225.00 This fee includes 2 consults with the couple to create their perfect wedding script, a 2 hour time slot for rehearsal, performing the ceremony, and then filing the marriage application with the proper authorities.
    When pricing out your minister, you really need to know how much time and effort they are going to put in to YOUR event. If you want inexpensive and just the basic "I do's" then go with a JP or notary.
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