Response: Hello Jerry, There is no specific person who should pay the minister; the important thing is to be sure that he/she gets paid.
There is no specific amount that you should pay. Rather, it depends on the situation. Some ministers and churches have a required fee that you must pay. If your minister has not indicated a specific fee, then pay based on the time spent with the couple. A minister that provides premarital counseling, meets with the couple several times, attends the rehearsal and possibly has to drive some distance to the wedding would be paid much more than one who just shows up on the wedding day. Usually one who attends briefly on the wedding day would be paid from $50 and up. One who takes the time to prepare the couple for the wedding would receive a fee of several hundred dollars.
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