KELLY
Curious October 2023 Ontario

Officiant pricing based on # of attendees

KELLY, on November 23, 2021 at 13:36 Posted in Wedding ceremony 1 10
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Hey everyone!

I have been looking for an officiant for some time and keep getting blind sided by pricing. There are many I have researched on WW that post pricing starting at $200 which only covers signing documents, the price goes based on other factors. What I don't understand is the reason behind charging extra if there are more than 8 people attending?

Thoughts?

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Latest activity by Tracey, on November 30, 2021 at 19:52
  • Tracey
    Newbie October 2022 Alberta
    Tracey ·
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    Oh that would have been nice! Good luck on your search!!

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  • KELLY
    Curious October 2023 Ontario
    KELLY ·
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    Hi Tracey,

    our daughters future BIL is a minister and we thought about asking him but he's in the U.S and may not be licensed here... so the search continues...

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  • Tracey
    Newbie October 2022 Alberta
    Tracey ·
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    We are getting my nephew to Officiate ours! He just has to go to a registry office, tell them he is going to officiate only our wedding, fill out the paperwork and done! Last time I looked into it, it is free!! Of course we are still going to give him something to do it but it will save us some money.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Do the Officiants on all seasons site offer these deals? I never heard of this happening until now. New changes added to their services.
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  • KELLY
    Curious October 2023 Ontario
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    Hi Jacquie,

    Yes, they offer many different types of ceremonies. However they put so many stipulations that unless you are eloping or just want the documents signed you have to take the full service.....

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  • KELLY
    Curious October 2023 Ontario
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    Yes! Unless you are just having documents signed or elopement you HAVE to book for the full ceremony. I agree, some if the prices are crazy ...

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  • KELLY
    Curious October 2023 Ontario
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    Hi Hank,

    I haven't asked to be honest, but it must be a thing because of the 5 officiants I connected with they are all doing the same thing...

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  • Laura
    Devoted June 2022 Ontario
    Laura ·
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    I’m in the same boat, and I’ve noticed that they have packages for city hall vs elopement vs full ceremony, so that’s likely what you’re seeing. I agree- officiants are way more money than I was expecting!
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  • Jacquie
    Curious August 2022 Alberta
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    I think it the difference between and elopement style ceremony and a typical ceremony?

    We were originally only go have a private ceremony - one witness and the officiant and this was only going to cost about $200, you are basically paying for the legal requirements of the marriage, and not for the officiant to perform a ceremony if that makes sense?

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  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
    Hank ·
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    I have never seen number of guests be a factor in pricing. It's always based on the location and type of service. It makes sense to charge more if they have to travel far or needs to conduct a ceremony that's more involved than your typical 30 minute event.

    Did you ask what their justification was?

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