A gift for an officiant is not required, and some will not accept a tip. When I looked into it, it was suggested to make a $100 donation to the church they are associated with. If they are non-denominational, then if they will accept a tip, provide a $100 tip. I know our officiant personally, and she has been part of my life for many years, so we have decided to make a $100 donation to a charity that I know is near and dear to her, as I feel this is what she will most appreciate.
I really never thought about it. I did offer for Candice and her husband to come join us at our Wedding Reception but she said no. At Rehearal everyone else be getting their gifts, maybe there's something to talk about. Thanks for letting us know, I would never have thought about that. Maybe a card and something not sure what yet
I was just looking up today on WeddingWire about tipping. So seems on top of the cost of everything we still have to tip everyone. Officiant may $50, photographer $50 to $100, hair & makeup person 15% to 20% tip and can’t remember the others but made myself a list.
Our officiant is my FH's family church's priest. I really dislike him actually lol. So I'm not giving him a gift other than a cursory thank you card and the $800 that goes to the church for using the venue.
My officiant told me the best gift/tip is recommending her to other brides - fitting since we found her based on a friend's recommendation. So we probably won't get her a gift, but we'll send her a thank you card with a picture of her marrying us.
As far as I'm aware we won't be We have asked my FH's uncle to perform the ceremony but even if it was somebody we were hiring we probably wouldn't get them anything unless they went above and beyond with no pay (like the wedding party and parents)