Standard Stipend - $80 - the money supports some of the expenses related to marriage preparation such as the materials, surveys, use of facility; lights, heat, AC, maintenance of building etc.
Presider - The presider does not request any monetary stipend as this is part of their ministry. They are not paid from the standard stipend. Any stipend of thanksgiving is at your discretion.
Musicians’ Fees - Each pastoral musician has his/her own fee*. Please consult them for this information. *Musician (plays instrument such as piano) and cantor (the singer) fees are determined by many factors including level of training of musician and cantor and years of experience. Therefore fees vary greatly. For anyone who has minimum qualifications expect to pay $100 for musician and $100 for cantor and if a person is both musician and cantor around $200. For someone who are highly qualified, fees can be double or even more.
Video - use of parish videographer is $150. Video of ceremony (not rehearsal), live, then shared link of recording.
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