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Wedding Officiant / Minister and Wedding Reception Emcee

SERVICES and STIPENDS (COST)

  

Stipends for Oregon and Washington

Reception ​Master of Ceremonies /Emcee  Services



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

Meetings are at my Cathlamet WA home  (32 miles NE of Astoria, OR or 20 miles from W of Longview, WA) or in Portland/Vancouver metro Monday, Thursdays or weekends are possible.

 

I  will ALWAYS keep your cost for my services and recommend other professional services to keep your costs as low as possible

All stipends are based on 1 hour of ceremony and service at your venue and on your wedding day, without rehearsal, and no additional time or mileage is charged**.


SERVICES: 

  • Elopement * (with  only the couple, limited close family and 2 witnesses) minister/officiate services at our Cathlamet WA home, Cathlamet Park, The Wakiakum Ferry from Cathlamet WA to Westport OR, or visa-versa  location (33 miles from Astoria, Oregon) An image of the ferry is with my wedding couple in my Photo Gallery (Home Page). You can be married with a Washington or Oregon license, depending on your license is the side of the Col,umbia River we are on: $170.00
  • Longview/Kelso, Washington metro $195.00
  • "Local"  venue WEDDING within 90 miles from Longview, WA and outside of Cathlamet, WA:  $ 280.00   LOCAL is considered the  Portland/ Vancouver metro, Oregon City, Oregon north to Centralia, WA;  from Portland/Longview along the Hwy 30 (Or) and WA Hwy 4 west to the  coast, Cannon Beach, OR to Long Beach, WA
  • Venue greater  than 100 miles or 2 hrs from Cathlamet WA: Minimum $ 360.00,  and negotiated** if venue is further than 2 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 of 50% additional to above costs.

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 60 miles from Cathlamet, WA.  BUT THIS ADDED COST 

IS BETTER spent on your HONEYMOON and not on a rehearsal ! 

Call me and I will explain WHY a minister/officiant need not be at your rehearsal 99% of the time.


* ELOPEMENT CEREMONY is a brief  wedding ceremony  in Cathlamet, WA without rehearsal , limited to the couple, 2 witnesses and close family in attendance. Wedding on a ferry no more than 2 cars (8 people), we can board on the Oregon side or Washington side. 

Your choice. Ferry fare to one side is MY TREAT.  


COOL IDEA:  However, you can privately rent the entire ferry for $100 for 1 crossing of the Columbia River with either a Washington or Oregon wedding license, or Washington to Washington, or Oregon to Oregon (all in about 20 minutes). At least 2 witness, but you can have up to 50 guests as well. Ask me!


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

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


If  ONLY Emcee services are required (within 90 miles of Longview): $295.00 for 2 HOURS minimum, and $95.00

per hour, or any portion thereof, after minimum 2 hours of service. Greater than 90 miles, mileage negotiated.**





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