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Booked Justice of the Peace---how much is customary to tip a JP?

We've known who we wanted for quite some time, but today, we finally confirmed that Jane Rokes (Keene), will be performing the ceremony.  I was pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive her fee was--$150 (ceremony only; no rehearsal).  We decided that she really didn't need to be at the rehearsal, as long as we met with her before and everyone knew what to expect.  We'll do a walk-through locally the night before, (venue is 1 hour away.

How much is customary to tip a JP for performing the ceremony?  TIA.
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Re: Booked Justice of the Peace---how much is customary to tip a JP?

  • cmhcbbcmhcbb member
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    edited December 2011
    It ranges between $150 - $200 for the folks we had met with.  There are some that don't want a fee, but a donation to their favorite charity is preferred. 

    We had one JP who was going to charge us $750 for both the rehearsal dinner and ceremony - and this included 50 minute travel time.   When we said we didn't need the rehearsal, she only brought down the price to $600.   This is way out of line.   We opted not to go with that JP. 

    I hope that helps ...
    Soon to be Mrs. B


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