A Few Points To Consider
 
Price and availability may be a great way to choose a rental car, but they should not be top priorities in choosing a clergyman to officiate your wedding. Personality, creative abilities, ceremony flexibility, experience, dependability, integrity, and other factors are really more important. A great officiant is a bargain at $600 and a bad officiant is expensive at $5.00.

Pastors and Priests have salaries and congregations. The congregation is their "marketing plan". They do not have to advertise. Therefore, their honorariums are not comparable to the fee of a full time wedding minister. Also, a pastor or priest has restrictions placed upon them by their church, so there is usually very little flexibility in the ceremony.