Experienced ministers at the typical church charge between £130 to £260 to officiate a wedding, according to the Cost Helper Website. This usually includes a couple of meetings before the wedding to finalise details and readings. Also, after the wedding, the minister mails the marriage license to the county.
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Tipping the Minister
Although many ministers charge for their services, grooms usually give a tip to the minister or donation to the church as well. In 2010, this runs anywhere between £32 to £325, according to the Knot Website. Less expensive weddings stick to the lower end, while high dollar weddings tip towards the higher end.
People should expect to pay at least £130 for a minister to officiate a wedding. The tip amount depends on the wedding budget. In any case, the tip isn't required, but at least £32 is expected, since the minister takes time out of his day to marry the couple.
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