Destination Weddings: Do I Need to Pay My Pastor’s Travel Expenses?

Planning a destination wedding? If your officiant is coming with you, expect to dig deeper into your pockets



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The Wedding Guru says: You are responsible for the arrangements, airline, travel expenses, and room and board for your officiant. You should pay for the same number of nights you’re covering for your wedding attendants. At the very least, you must cover the nights of the rehearsal and wedding ceremony. Of course, if your officiant wishes to extend his stay, the expenses are up to him. As for the officiant’s plus-one, invite him or her as a guest to the rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception. You are, however, not responsible for the travel or lodging costs for the officiant’s guest.

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Congratulations — you're involved in a wedding! Tying the knot shouldn't put knots in your stomach, so whether you're the blushing bride or hubby-to-be, an attendant or a guest, Wedding Guru Judy Lewis can answer all your need-to-know questions about your nuptials.

Judy Lewis is the founder of HudsonValleyWeddings.com, the one-stop resource for services and products, promotions and specials, a Regional Bridal Show schedule, Wed Shop, and links to money-saving and wedding-related Web sites. In her spare time, Judy loves to compose poetry and create collages. She currently resides in Kingston with her husband and business partner, Jon.

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