Wedding Officiants Prices in Toronto
How much does a wedding officiant cost in the Greater Toronto Area? We did the research for you and here are our findings. The average wedding officiant price in Toronto, Canada runs between $500 and $600. The packages include the ceremony and on-site rehearsal.
Based on the data we received, 84% of the couples pay wedding officiants in the GTA charge between $500 and $700. Only 9% of the local professionals charge amounts above $700 and 7% charge between $400 and $500.
Table 1: Rates charged by wedding officiants in the Greater Toronto Area
|Rudy Hezeen||https://rudyheezen.com||475||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Wedding Officiant Canada||http://www.wedding-officiant.ca||450||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Enduring Promises||http://www.enduringpromises.com||635||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|La Buick Ceremonies||http://labuick.com||550||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Ceremonies With Choice||http://www.ceremonieswithchoice.ca/||575||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Tracy B Richards||http://tracybrichardsofficiant.com||675||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Rabbi David Gellman||http://rabbidavidgellman.com/||1200||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Rev. Mauren McLellan||http://www.imarryu.ca||625||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Garry Francis Officiating Service||https://garryfrancis.com||695||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Inclusive I Do's||https://sherriannemurphy.com/||525||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Paula De Nova||http://www.ontarioweds.com||450||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Kettle Creek Weddings||http://kettlecreekweddings.com||575||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Wedding Officiant Canada||https://www.weddingofficiantcanada.com||550||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Best of Bride||https://www.bestforbride.com||650||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Wedding Heaven||https://weddingheaven.ca||650||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Toronto Wedding Chapel||https://torontoweddingchapel.com||700||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Dream Wedding Officiants||https://dreamweddingofficiants.com||559||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Wedding Where You Want||http://www.weddingwhereyouwant.com||400||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Al Howse||http://alhowseofficiant.com||550||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Durham Wedding Officiants||https://durhamweddingofficiants.com||650||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Aileen Dockerty||https://aileendockerty.ca||650||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Martin Weddings||http://www.martinweddings.ca||430||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|White Orchid||http://whiteorchidweddingofficiants.com||498||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|My Wedding Officiant||http://www.myweddingofficiant.ca||674||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Woven Threads||http://www.woven-threads.ca||600||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Linda Wong Wedding Officiant||http://lindawongofficiant.com||580||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Brad Lehman||http://bradlehmanofficiant.com||550||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|First Unitarian||https://firstunitariantorontoofficiants.org||500||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Weddings by Wade||http://www.weddingsbywayde.com/||890||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Ceremonies by Rick||https://ceremoniesbyrick.com||695||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Connie Butera||http://www.ConnieButera.com||450||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Rev. Ramon A Cruz||http://www.gtawedding.com||315||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Perfect Little Weddings||http://www.perfectlittleweddings.ca||800||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Weddings for Everyone||http://www.weddingsforeveryone.ca||625||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|XO Life Celebrations||http://www.xolifecelebrations.com||625||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Weddings With Lori||https://weddingswithlori.com||475||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Custom Wedding Ceremonies||http://customweddingceremonies.ca||1000||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Brella Ceremonies||http://brellaceremonies.com||700||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|AEIC Weddings||http://www.aeicweddings.com||525||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Transcendent Ceremonies||https://www.transcendentceremonies.com||650||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Heritage Weddings||http://heritageweddings.ca||450||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|Diane Hill||http://diannehillofficiant.com||400||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|I DO I DO Wedding Officiants||http://www.idoidowo.ca||675||Toronto, ON, Canada|
|The Wow Whisperer||https://thevowwhisperer.com||600||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Our Wedding Officiant||http://ourweddingofficiantnyc.com/||750||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Wedding Officiant NYC||https://weddingofficiantnyc.com/prices/||500||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Common Ground Ceremonies||https://commongroundceremonies.com||750||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Honey Break Officiants||https://www.honeybreakofficiants.com||700||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Weddings R Us||http://www.weddingsrus.org||600||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Ceremony of a Lifetime||https://ceremonyofalifetime.com||700||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Kevin Bain Ceremonies||http://kevinbainceremonies.com||600||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Reverend Ron Sheppard||https://www.reverendronsheppard.com||500||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Harborlight Weddings||https://www.harborlightweddings.com||800||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Spirited Weddings with Deborah Roth||https://spiritedliving.com||1100||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Rev. David Didio||http://www.daviddidio.com||750||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Reverend Monique Marie||http://www.reverendmoniquemarie.com||500||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Rabbi Gail F. Nalven||https://rabbigailnalven.com/||1000||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Loving Hearts Ceremonies||https://www.lovingheartsceremonies.com||1100||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Rev. Francesca Manisco||https://reverendfrancesca.vpweb.com||600||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Dave Goldstein Weddings||https://goldsteinweddings.com||1000||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Cantor Weddings||http://www.cantorweddings.com||1000||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Interfaith Ceremonies||https://interfaith-ceremonies.net||1100||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Weddings by Vlada||http://www.vvscatering.com||300||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Ministry of the Enlightened||https://ministryoftheenlig.wixsite.com/nycweddingofficiants||600||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Rev. Diaz Wedding Enterprises||https://revdiazweddingenterprises.weebly.com/pricing.html||700||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Rev. Annie NYC||https://www.revannienyc.com/services||895||New York, NY, United States (US)|
|Great Officiants||https://www.greatofficiants.com||450||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Celestial Wedding Officiants||https://www.celestialweddingofficiants.com||399||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Alizo's Weddings||http://www.alizosweddings.com/||395||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|VP Notary Services||https://vpnotaryservices.org||450||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Pastor Joshua Kapchinsky||https://www.joshuakapchinsky.com||475||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Kevin Garcia Officiant||http://www.kgnotary.com||400||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Rev. Mercedes Ibarra||https://www.revmercy.com||475||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|A.S. Notary||https://asnotaryofficiant.com||350||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Married by Maricela||https://www.marriedbymaricela.com/||590||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Dream Wedding Officiant||http://www.dreamweddingofficiant.com/||375||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|OC Weddings||http://ocweddings.info||400||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Endless Love Ceremony||https://www.endlessloveceremonies.com||450||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Tie the Knot Ceremonies||https://tietheknotceremonies.com||500||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Weddings by Terri||http://www.weddingsbyterri.com||375||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Albertson Wedding Chapel||https://albertsonchapel.com/||395||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Weddings by Christopher||http://www.weddingsbychristopher.com/||549||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Seaside Ceremonies||https://www.seaside-ceremonies.com/||575||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Hernandez Weddings||https://hernandezweddings.com/||500||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Aisle Less Traveled||https://www.aislelesstraveled.com/||600||Seattle, WA, United States (US)|
|Tie The Knot Ceremonies||https://tietheknotceremonies.com/||600||Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles, United States (US)|
|Los Angeles Beach Weddings||https://losangelesbeachweddings.com/||895||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|True Love||https://trueloveweddingchapel.com/||569||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Let's Get Married by Marie||https://letsgetmarriedbymarie.com/||1148||Los Angeles, CA, United States (US)|
|Let's Get Married by Marie||https://letsgetmarriedbymarie.com/||1899||San Francisco, CA, United States (US)|
|Let's Get Married by Marie||https://letsgetmarriedbymarie.com/||1149||Palm Springs, CA, United States (US)|
|Let's Get Married by Marie||https://letsgetmarriedbymarie.com/||1149||San Diego, CA, United States (US)|
|Let's Get Married by Marie||https://letsgetmarriedbymarie.com/||1499||San Luis Obispo, CA, United States (US)|
|Let's Get Married by Marie||https://letsgetmarriedbymarie.com/||1499||Santa Barbara, CA, United States (US)|
|Let's Get Married by Marie||https://letsgetmarriedbymarie.com/||1899||Portland, OR, United States (US)|
|Let's Get Married by Marie||https://letsgetmarriedbymarie.com/||1899||Seattle, WA, United States (US)|
|Let's Get Married by Marie||https://letsgetmarriedbymarie.com/||1149||Ventura, CA, United States (US)|
Factors That Determine Officiants Charges
Here are a few variables that influence how much couples will pay the officiant to be part of their big day.
Time of the Year
Some professionals might charge extra for the weddings they officiate during the peak season (May to September). During that time the demand is higher and if a professional is busy during the summer, she might charge more to officiate your marriage.
Are You Having a Religious or Civil Ceremony?
Generally, a religious ceremony is more expensive than a civil one especially if you are getting married in a church, synagogue or temple. Even more, if you really like St. Michael's church and you are not a regular member, you might be asked to become one.
Generally a house of worship requires donations and while there is not a set amount, the priests or rabbis can give you a clear idea how much it will cost you to say I DO in front a religious official.
Most civil officiants travel to your venue and be the one who will pronounce you husband and wife.
It is also important to note that churches often require pre-marital sessions and those cost extra.
One of the main drivers of the officiants variable costs are the distances between their location and your venue. If you are getting married at a venue outside the GTA, it might be wise from a cost standpoint to hire a local officiant in that area. For example, if you are tying the knot at your favorite winery in Niagara, find one of the vendors in Niagara or contact one of the larger companies that offer services in southern Ontario.
Sometimes, officiants bundle the travel into their package and you might not need to pay extra for travel.
Number of Guests
Recently, quite a few officiants base their rates on the number of guests present on your special day.
We don't necessarily endorse this method of setting the prices as for the vendor, it is irrelevant if they officiate a 20 person wedding or a 500 people one. However, a bride who plans a large wedding has a larger budget and basing prices on the number of guests makes sense only if one uses the "% of budget pricing method" suggested by many pricing blogs, planners and magazines.
We feel that using the % of budget pricing method is unfair for the couple who will end up paying unnecessary high fees for identical services only because the bride and groom want to invite more friends and family to their special day.
The Wedding Officiant is a Friend or Relative
If you are lucky enough to have a friend or relative who is an officiant, it is a matter of courtesy asking her to be the one who officiates your ceremony. While she might not charge you, it is a nice gesture offering a monetary gift or gift card to compensate for lost revenue, especially if you are getting married on a date when the demand is high. Most professionals make most of the money in the summer and couples should offer at least to cover the professional's expenses. Long weekends are such days and it is not uncommon for busy officiants to have several weddings booked on the same day.
Duration of Ceremony
The duration of ceremony impacts the officiant's cost twice. First, the longer the wedding ceremony the higher the effort of the professional. This is probably not the surprise of the century for you as we all know time is money, but it is good to keep that in mind.
Even more important, if you opt for a longer ceremony and you tie the knot outside the GTA, the officiant might miss out on the opportunity to book another wedding. If that is the case, it might not be such a bad idea to ask her to stay for the rest of the evening. That is very common, especially if you are having a religious ceremony.
Most officiants have several versions of a ceremony and for most of your guests your ceremony will be unique. However, if you truly want your ceremony to be one of a kind, you might want to ask your officiant for that and be ready to pay a premium.
Brand Name and Experience
Generally couples pay more for an experienced professional and new entrants in the wedding ceremony arena are known to offer lower packages and discounts. As usually, you get what you pay for and if money is not an issue, you might want to hire a known officiant so that you have a flawless wedding ceremony.
Often brand recognition, fame and the marketing skills go hand in hand. A larger company with a dedicated marketing professional posting every day on social media will command higher prices than a beginner with no website, no instagram account and no client/referral base.
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