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Wedding Ceremony: How Much to Tip Wedding Officiant?

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What is an appropriate amount to pay a wedding officiant?

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The officiant's fee is generally a donation to the house of worship or congregation. If you're marrying in a house of worship, call the church or temple office and ask how much is generally given. If your officiant is a civil official, simply call their office and ask what the going rate is. If your officiant doesn't have an office you can call, it's a good idea to call around to churches in the area, figure out an average of fees, and then decide how much you should pay based on that figure.

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