Posted by: ~2Tinks*1Tank~
Well I am the odd one out guess but I gave no money to the Priest when DD#1 was christened. I didn't realise there would also be 5 other families taking up all the pews and getting their kids christened as well and IMO it should be a free service.
I think it should be a free service too - My circumstances for paying were a little 'different'...
I am a catholic and we wanted to have DS christened as catholic too - we don't go to church, but its a big thing for my grandparents. So we had the christening in my old home town (700kms away from where we live now!.
Well, turns out the priest was a very traditional priest and wasn't very keen on babtizing DS because DP and I aren't married!
Anyway, my grandparents sorted it out for me (Gave $250 to the priest!) and DP and I got a lecture from him about the need to get married.
However, the priest REFUSED to put DP's name on the certificate and DS had to have my surname, even though on his birth certificate he has DP's name!
Very weird story!