Find a lesbian wedding officiant near Huntington Beach, CA

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Top 10 lesbian wedding officiants near Huntington Beach, CA

Top Pro
5.0
from 23 reviews
5.0
(23)
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"He was available to consult whenever I needed it. Open to incorporate my personal touch into our wedding which made it extra special. Everything was done in a timely manner and I received a confirmation email within 24 hours after our wedding regarding our marriage license. I would hire Will again and again and I would definitely recommend him to officiate your wedding."

$195

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 18 reviews
5.0
(18)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"She was on our doorstep before 6:30am. Pleasant, professional, efficient, lovely personality.... She saved the day! Turns out, one of my co-workers had used Valerie Preston's services and was equally delighted. PLUS -- I found out we needed a notary after 10pm the night before - and I heard back from her right away."

$150

estimated cost

4.8
from 64 reviews
4.8
(64)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 137 hires on Thumbtack
"Teri, was amazing and made our special day beautiful. Teri waa very accommodating to our all needs. If you need a wedding officiant Teri is your Hire! Thank you for everything Teri. B"

$300

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Bob Zemel was amazing! He was the Officiant for my daughters wedding. He was very organized and on time. Bob spent time to get to know them and made my daughter feel so much more at ease. He was so personable and had everyone laughing and in tears. I would highly recommend Bob Zemel, Cowboy Weddings and Branding Ceremonies. He is a true Cowboy at heart."

$195

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 18 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Ronald did a fantastic job as our officiant; he knew that we wanted a quick and simple ceremony and he helped us conduct that. His demeanor was cheerful and professional, we will recommend him to friends and family looking for the same!"

$150

estimated cost

4.7
from 39 reviews
4.7
(39)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 14 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
"our wedding officiant had a pleasant calming presence in effect assuaged our uneasiness with those formal elaborations usually attendant with such ceremony."

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Great experience from beginning to end. Great with leading us through every step of getting things together. Touching ceremony. Would definitely recommend Elizabeth to anyone who wants someone professional passionate and caring."

$200

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 44 reviews
5.0
(44)
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Brad was a wonderful officiant of our wedding. Not like others that send you a quote, Brad meets with you prior to you agreeing to use his services. He gets to know you personally and doesn't require a deposit. You can customize your wedding or use a template that he has pre written to review before meeting him. We elected to use his template which resulted in a wonderful ceremony. I would highly recommend him to provide your wedding."

$325

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"Yessina was amazing she really helped capture the intimate ceremony I wanted for my wedding and had great ideas. Not every wedding is perfect and she did great with imperviaing and making it so perfect. She's an amazing person and I would definitely recommend her to anybody! Thank you so much Yessina for everything and making everything so perfect. 😊"

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr. Salavaria was the officiant at my wedding. It was great working with him! He was easy to get in contact with. We met with him to let him know how we envisioned our wedding and he delivered exactly what we pictured. He showed up early on the day of and kept in contact the weeks approaching the wedding date! It was great to have a wonderful and huge part of our wedding ceremony involve no stress!"

$250

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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