How much is the appropriate donation or fee for a non-denominational pastor to officiate?
We're getting married at a non-church venue, and we're planning to ask the pastor of a church I used to attend to officiate. He leads a very small church so I doubt he has a set fee for weddings. We don't see him often, but I'm still close with his wife even though I no longer attend their church. We've narrowed our venue search down to two options, one a few minutes from his home and one about 45 minutes away, if that makes a difference. We plan to invite the pastor, his wife, and his son as guests even if he doesn't officiate.
So I'm wondering how much to budget for this, and how much to tell him if he asks how much we will pay. How much is appropriate?