Find a lesbian wedding officiant near Scottsdale, AZ

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Top 10 lesbian wedding officiants near Scottsdale, AZ

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"With such rappid e-mail response and ease of communication I can not imagine a more pleasant experiance working with Terri. Her open arms to variety and detail is truely a heaven sent. Having no time for rehersal or even pre-ceremony meeting, Terri touched our hearts and provided a flawless experience for both wedding planners and love birds alike. 10 Gold stars to you, Terri! Our thanks to you again and again - Arius"

$100

estimated cost

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5.0
from 19 reviews
5.0
(19)
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"It was a complete honor to work with Amy. She is such a wonder to work with. Not only is she attentive to detail but also made our special day more special then we thought it would be, she involved our daughter in the most special ways imaginable. We would recommend her to anyone and everyone looking for someone to officiate their wedding."

$150

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 31 reviews
5.0
(31)
  • 1 year in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Perry was an amazing officiant! He was very helpful before, during and after our ceremony! I would definitely recommend him! Thanks so much Perry!"

$180

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 29 reviews
5.0
(29)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
"We had a great experience with Ron. He is very organized. He personally meets with you, sends you a layout of the ceremony, is at the rehearsal and was even early to the wedding. I felt so comfortable having him officiate our wedding. Highly recommended."

$200

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.8
from 12 reviews
4.8
(12)
GREAT VALUE
  • 20 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"Barbara and her team made the wedding of my dreams happen! She’s highly organized, FRIENDLY, and only concerned with making things happen the way I wanted them to. She took all the worry out of the process. I would not hesitate to hire her and her team again. They are OUTSTANDING"

$125

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 23 reviews
5.0
(23)
  • 14 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Cameron did A Excellent Job officiating our Wedding. He was Kind, Professional & Personable. Everything went flawlessly. Our Intimate home Wedding on “New Years Eve will always be A cherished memory. Thank U Pastor Cameron 💯"

$225

estimated cost

4.9
from 16 reviews
4.9
(16)
  • 30 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"Coy was both our officiant and DJ and everything was perfect and seamless. He definitely made our day run as smooth as possible!"

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Sally Hervey officiated my son's wedding in 2011. At the time he was serving in the US Army in Fort Drum NY and the wedding took place in Phoenix AZ. She met with the Bride and Groom over Skype initially and for sometime after that they worked out all the details for a personalized and appropriate ceremony. Sally's compassion and sense of humor were evident in the words used in the ceremony. They also made reference to my son's time in the Army. At that time in our life as he was facing a deployment, it was a heartfelt tribute to all of us, really. Sally is a professional colleague and she exhibits the same compassion and sense of humor in her daily life as well. I would HIGHLY recommend her for such a personal and important event..."

$175

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 128 reviews
4.9
(128)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 213 hires on Thumbtack
"Helen was the officiant for our wedding and she was fun & easy to work with. Very professional and really helped us out, thank you !"

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 1 year in business
"Reverend Dr. Linda was great to work with and quick to respond to any questions. She provides excellent professional faith-based services. My experience is she is very organized and offers such flexibility with numerous options to choose from to tailor our ceremony that fit our personalities and needs. She has a lot of experience, empathy, sensitivity, great advice, and recommendations to make my day special. She does a wonderful job with everything to facilitate a seamless event. I highly recommend Reverend Dr. Linda to help ceremony be stress-less, special and beautiful to meet our vision."

$150

estimated cost

Q & A

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How much does it cost to officiate a wedding?

The national average cost to hire a wedding officiant is $150-$200. Wedding officiant rates are affected by the date of the ceremony, the time of day, and how far the officiant has to travel. Some officiants may charge extra for additional ceremonies like unity candles or sand ceremonies, as well as the cost of the supplies. Many wedding officiants have higher rates for larger weddings and lower rates for smaller, more intimate ceremonies. Personalizing the ceremony means a lot to some couples. Wedding officiants may have flat rates for standard ceremony templates, perhaps $100-$125, and charge more for a more customized experience, such as $150-$200. This allows the couple to collaborate with the wedding officiant as they are building a unique ceremony script. At the pre-wedding meeting, the officiant will ask whether the couple plans to write their own vows and how much input they have about the rest of the wording and flow of the ceremony. Additional planning meetings and extra communication can add up to a higher overall cost. If your venue has parking or other fees, you may need to pay on behalf of the officiant. Often wedding officiants can rent sound systems and wireless mics if you have an outdoor wedding location or venue that is not wired. These extras will also increase the overall cost.

What does it mean to officiate a wedding?

To officiate a wedding is to oversee the official union of two people in marriage. A wedding officiant is vested with the power to legitimize your union in the eyes of the court. An officiant also sets the tone for your ceremony, leading the couple through their vows and shaping the experience with the words they choose and the pace they set. An officiant may be based in a religious faith, may be an interfaith officiant, may be a secular officiant, or may be a friend or family member who has received ordination online.

You can have a traditional wedding officiated, or you can also have an officiant oversee a commitment ceremony, a vow renewal or an elopement. Once the wedding is complete, the officiant will ask you to sign the wedding certificate, and will then submit the document to the court on your behalf. This makes your marriage legal. Wedding officiants work with you no matter how simple or elaborate you would like your ceremony to be. The more involved wedding officiants are in the planning and customization of the ceremony, the more they will typically charge.

Who performs a wedding ceremony?

Anyone who is authorized by the court or a credible online source has the power to perform a wedding ceremony. Traditionally, wedding officiants were ordained members of a religious organization or civil officiants authorized by the court to legally marry two people. With the increasing customization and personalization of weddings, many couples are asking a friend or family member to become ordained and act as their wedding officiant. Wedding officiants can represent a wide range of backgrounds including Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, nondenominational, interfaith or nonreligious. There is no legally required structure for a wedding ceremony, so couples can customize the language of the ceremony and their vows in any way they desire (though members of some religions may have specific requirements). To legally validate the marriage, the couple and the wedding officiant must sign a marriage certificate after the ceremony verifying the date and names of those involved. The wedding officiant should then submit the certificate to the court, which will in turn mail an official marriage certificate to the newly married couple.

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