Average cost of officiant
The cost of an officiant depends a lot on location and day. Mainly because they are just one person and there are only so many weddings an officiant can do in a day or on a weekend. Every ceremony is different and can vary from a quick elopement, a micro wedding with no wedding party, to a full-blown wedding ceremony with traditions, religions, and unique family customs. Like other vendors, officiants have dedicated their time that is usually spent on having a personal life to other people’s big days. Besides time spent doing administrative tasks, hours are spent investing entirely into the couple, learning about them, their story, their love, dreams of the future, traditions, vows, and any other extra customs specific to their ceremony. Officiants typically participate in the ceremony rehearsal the day before the wedding and act as the ringleader on the actual wedding day. Time, mileage, knowledge, research, experience - it all plays a part in the cost of an officiant. They even make sure your marriage license is safe and mail it back to the county clerk for you.