​​​NO stipend/fee is EVER charged for initial meeting; nor for follow-up consultations after booking, by phone, email, texts.

NO in person consult prior to ceremony (because of distance) receive 10% discount, and occurs 50% with my couples !

or possible future meetings at my Cathlamet WA location  (33 miles NE of Astoria, OR) location.

I  will ALWAYS keep your cost as low as possible

All stipends are based on 1 hour of service at on wedding day, without rehearsal, and no mileage is charged**. 

  • Elopement * (with only the couple, limited close family and 2 witnesses) minister/officiate services at our Cathlamet WA or Cathlamet Park  location (33 miles from Astoria, Oregon and a ferry ride too): $ 150.00;
  • "Local" venue WEDDING within 60 miles from Longview, WA and outside of Cathlamet WA: $ 325.00
  • Venue 61 - 100 miles from Longview, WA (example Portland/Vancouver metro, Seaside OR, Long Beach WA, Centralia WA: $ 375.00
  • Venue greater than 100 miles from Longview, WA: Minimum $ 495.00, and negotiated** if venue is further than 3 hrs one way

 Please note:95% of the time a rehearsal with minister/officiate is not required. I want you to avoid this usually unnecessary expense.

Ask how and WHY to avoid this usually needless expense.

If you REQUIRE rehearsal time and if I am available, add 50 % more to stipends above if rehearsal is on Sunday thru Thursday, and 75% if Friday or Saturday. NOT recommended unless your ceremony is unusually highly orchestrated.  Limited to 50 miles from Cathlamet. THIS ADDED COST IS BETTER spent on your HONEYMOON ! Call me and I will explain WHY a minister/officiant need not be at your rehearsal

* ELOPEMENT CEREMONY is a brief  wedding ceremony  in Cathlamet, WA without rehearsal ,limited to couple, witnesses and close family in attendance.



​​Stipends for Oregon and  Washington

ReceptionMaster of Ceremonies /Emcee  Services

If Emcee services (MC) are in addition to Officiate services, $95.00 per hour after ceremony,

or an portion thereof, in addition to officiate stipend agreement.

If  ONLY Emcee services are required (within 60 miles or Portland): $285.00 for 2 HOURS minimum, and $95.00

per hour, or any portion thereof, after minimum 2 hours of service. Greater than 100 miles, mileage negotiated.**

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