What Are The Costs Of A Celebrant Officiated Wedding?

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With the increase of more flamboyant high-end weddings English and Dutch speaking couples are planning a celebrant officiated wedding. Although this is true, the complexity of planning your nuptials in Holland can be stressful and overwhelming. So, where do you start and what does it cost?

Well, let’s be honest, ensuring your luxury event goes off without a hitch faces many challenges. But did you know a trained wedding celebrant can take the pressure off and help you ease the planning process?

Here’s the deal… a celebrant is a more affordable option than a civil registrar. And can officiate a unique wedding at an exclusive and unlicensed venue of your choice. What’s more, the ceremony takes place when and how you like it.

But, what’s the catch, I hear you ask? Basically, you must obtain your legal paperwork [if you desire] and hold a small civil marriage ceremony at a register office. Yes, it is extra work! However, you can host a second symbolic and more personal celebrant led ceremony.

Why choose a celebrant over a registrar?

August weddingsChoosing an English speaking celebrant [celebrant-ceremoniespreker] resident in Holland over a registrar led ceremony can save you cash. Did you know that a civil marriage in Amsterdam on the weekend can cost as much as 1000 euro’s?

Primarily, the celebrant charges far less and transforms your luxury wedding into a memorable and meaningful day. Even more exciting, once you’ve got the legal side sorted out you are in full control of your big moment. Tip: Be upfront with the celebrant | officiant about your wedding wishes. Moreover, this saves a lot of time, money and energy. So, give them the below information, to guarantee the smooth running of your special day…

  • Both your full names
  • The date of the wedding
  • Unauthorized wedding venue details
  • The time of the ceremony
  • The amount of guests expected

Pricing, Terms and Conditions


There are no national prices as each Dutch celebrant led ceremony is different. As a general guide, average wedding fees €760, and average naming ceremony fees €250 inclusive taxes. However, Dutch celebrants’ fees do vary depending on what kind of ceremony you are having and where you are in Holland.

Source: https://humanism.org.uk/ceremonies/fees/

  • Pricing is based on the date, time, location, duration of ceremony and amount of wedding [Dutch | International] guests.
  • 2 face-to-face meetings [or virtual discussions via Skype]
  • Contacting friends & family for written contributions to the wedding ceremony [optional]
  • Writing, preparing and performing the speech [help with your vows – optional]
  • Schedule of wedding ceremony order of events
  • The symbolic marriage certificate with luxury folder
  • Live wedding music [optional]

Important notice – wedding admin

Prior to contacting the English celebrant, don’t forget to declare your intention to marry to the municipal authorities. Register a legal union and sort out the admin side of  your wedding. Thereafter, obtain a legally valid marriage license to gain legal status. This occurs during a basic civil ceremony at the local town hall.

Afterwards, contact me. I’ll be happy to act as your wedding officiant for the day  at the unlicensed wedding venue.

Good luck with all your wedding preparations and hope to see you on the big day!


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About Clover Jean: Hi, I'm a Londoner living, working and enjoying life in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. As a celebrant | marriage officiant | master of ceremonies | singer with ABC gospel choir, I’ve got a lot on my plate. But, I don’t mind because I’ve got the best job in the world! Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE and see you soon!

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