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Posted: 12/16/2005 5:01:39 PM EDT
Is $200 a reasonable honorarium for the officiant at a wedding? Too much? Too little? It's to be a 150 guest church wedding w/Communion. FWIW, the officiant is salaried at about $70K a year. I need to settle the question before tomorrow afternoon.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:20:00 PM EDT
The tradition down home is for the bride and groom to send the preacher a dollar a year til he dies.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:23:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
Is $200 a reasonable honorarium for the officiant at a wedding? Too much? Too little? It's to be a 150 guest church wedding w/Communion. FWIW, the officiant is salaried at about $70K a year. I need to settle the question before tomorrow afternoon.



Since when did a priest get a salary? $200 sounds reasonable.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:39:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Collin:

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
Is $200 a reasonable honorarium for the officiant at a wedding? Too much? Too little? It's to be a 150 guest church wedding w/Communion. FWIW, the officiant is salaried at about $70K a year. I need to settle the question before tomorrow afternoon.



Since when did a priest get a salary? $200 sounds reasonable.



AFAIK, all priests get salaries.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:42:01 PM EDT
At my parish, the priests get spending money, but don't get any salary.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:45:18 PM EDT
Ministers and such all get salaries
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:55:15 PM EDT
Most get salaries. They maybe men of the cloth but they are also people and need people type things.

You dont want your pastor to be a beggar in your parish.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:07:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Collin:
Since when did a priest get a salary?



Duh?! That's what the donation basket is for.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:58:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 9:27:24 AM EDT
Went with $200. He seemed pleased when I spoke to him this morning.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 10:59:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
Went with $200. He seemed pleased when I spoke to him this morning.



Good move. I paid around $125 years back, so you're right in the ball park.

The only problem is, the warranty was no good, and it didn't feel right to ask him for a refund.

So I hope you didn't let her eat any cake, there's something in it that causes headaches.
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