Response: This varies by church. Some churches tell you what you must give, not only to the minister but to the organist and the sound person. If your minister accepts a free-will offering, then base it on the amount of time that he/she has spent on your behalf. If you had pre-marital counseling and the minister attended the rehearsal and had to travel to do so, then give much more than you would give to someone who only met you briefly, then showed up on the wedding day.
Likewise, if the soloist and organist attend the rehearsal, give more than you would if they only show up on the wedding day. Usually, $50 is a reasonable amount if each person only met with you once, then came to the rehearsal and the wedding.
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