Marriage Officiant Honorarium (fee)

NYC wedding officiant
Two grooms celebrate their wedding in a NY Broadway Theater!

Special thanks to the amazing Katie Goulah for sharing these images of two grooms whose ceremony I officiated and she photographed in a Broadway theater.

Participating in ceremonies is a genuine pleasure and privilege. I happily officiate intimate family gatherings, true elopements in which a kind stranger is the sole witness, and larger wedding celebrations with over one hundred guests. I perform marriage ceremonies in parks, gardens, landmarks, hotels, historic sites, waterfronts, restaurants, private homes, lofts, and reception halls. Yet, in our world, accomplishing any service at a professional, full-time level necessitates a means to shelter oneself.

My honorarium is usually about $325.  As always, the honorarium is “flat,” and I do not add any fees for miscellaneous things. I officiate weddings in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Ulster County, and elsewhere. Also, if I officiated the initial marriage ceremony and my schedule is open at time chosen, I would be honored to officiate the vow renewal without a further honorarium.

My standard wedding officiant services include unlimited phone and e-mail correspondence; ideas for vows; ideas for readings; the option of a personal prelude as a “sweet surprise”; if desired, the inclusion of a special rite; my transit costs; the performance of your marriage service, whether it be strictly civil or spiritual; a friendly human with lots of officiating experience; and, of course, the prompt and proper filing of your marriage license.

Please e-mail me (Judie) through with any questions and logistics to check availability. To schedule your ceremony, I will need both your names, confirmation of the place, date, and time, as well as your ceremony preferences.

P.S. After requesting officiant information, couples most commonly inquire about referrals for photographers. Here are a few with whom I often work: Photo Pink, Sascha Reinking (English/German), De Nueva Photography (English/Spanish), Kimberly Coccagnia, Amber Marlow, Laura Pennace, Michael Skoglund (English/Swedish), Katie Jane Goulah,Kristy May, Laura Boyd, Jasmine Photo, Alicia Swedenborg (English/Swedish), Eager Hearts Photography, Brian Friedman, Kelly Prizel, and Jon Lemon.

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