Travel Expenses Fees
The hair and makeup person is traveling from NYC to the suburbs and charges the extra travel fees. The bride and groom are more than happy to pay. The wedding photographer is traveling to the Hamptons from Fairfield, Connecticut. Travel fees are separate from the photographer’s services. The bride and groom are more than happy to pay. The Rabbi wedding officiant is traveling a total of three hours in-state. The rabbi requests travel compensentation separate of the services to officiate the wedding ceremony. The travel expenses are pretty much the same as it is for the make-up person or the photographer.
Take care of the Rabbi too!
As one bride stated, “it’s just being respectful of each other’s time and efforts.” The rabbi is a clergy person, a spiritual guide and the “officiant!” You need the Rabbi to get married! “
In light of a global pandemic, the couple’s focus changed. As a matter of fact, it is all about being married! With the vacines in place, the wedding couples are feeling more comfortable in planning their wedding day. The demand is high in finding a wedding date on the calendars at the wedding venues. In addition, those venues are located further away. The guests, the wedding professionals all have to travel. That includes the rabbi having to travel and having a travel required policy in place.
Over fifty years ago, weddings were moving out of the temple buildings to local catering establishments. There were restaurants with open spaces to host a wedding. Along with those weddings, the request for the rabbi joined. The rabbi services to officate the Chuppah wedding ceremony and take care of the wedding couple remains in place. Covering the additional traveling expenses for the rabbi became a custom. It was simply the right thing to do. No questions, no concerns. The rabbi’s needs was always a focus too!
As a Guide: Travel expenses can include one or a few of the following based on each wedding location.
- Rental Car
- Gas for Rental Car