In a recent national survey, it was found the average gratuity was between $50 and $125. If difficult travel is involved, an additional gratuity is appreciated. This donation should be given to the best man prior to the ceremony in an envelope with your officiant's name on it. Following the proceedings, he will then give it to the officiant.
Organist and Musician: Fees for church organists and musicians are often included in the rental fee for the church. When this is not the case, a gratuity of no less than $35 is appropriate, but in a recent survey, the average was $50 for each person. When the organist and musician (soloist) are close friends of the couple or family, the gratuity averaged $75.