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Wedding Ceremony Questions

If you are already in the throws of wedding planning, it probably does not surprise you that wedding ceremonies can have a lot of problems that you need to deal with. Fortunately, TheKnot.com has all of the wedding expertise to answer even your toughest wedding ceremony questions. We will fill you in on alternatives to unity candles, how to decorate for a church wedding, and whether or not you should get a gift for your ceremony officiant. We also have advice for child attendants, how a wedding recessional works, and the best way to plan a nondenominational wedding. We have answers to questions like, "How can we honor a deceased loved one at our wedding ceremony?" and "Who should walk me down the aisle?" Another popular wedding ceremony question we answer is, "How should an uneven wedding party walk down the aisle?" Plus, get tips on the receiving line, such as whether or not to include stepparents and whether or not a receiving line is really necessary. We will even let you know fun ways to include your pets in your wedding ceremony. Have a question you don't see answered? Submit it to Carley and you just might see the answer show up on our site!

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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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