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Natasha W.

V.P. Notary Services

You are an amazing wedding officiant. Thank you for being so patient with us. You did a excellent job thank you!

Jan 14, 2019

Christine C.

Hired Reverend Nadine for my wedding. She is quick to respond and is very friendly! Works with you to make the ceremony the way you want it and she arrived early and helped us every step of the way. Plus her price is very reasonable! Definitely recommend

Oct 20, 2018

Allison R.


Stewart was absolutely magnificent and professional. I am the bride and as many brides know, planning your wedding and choosing the right vendors is an overwhelming process, but very important. A friend of mine recommended Stewart to be our Officiant. My husband and I were looking for a non-religious ceremony that could capture who we are as individuals and as a couple. We met with Stewart and he was exceptional. His main objective was to accommodate us and provide us with our vision of our perfect ceremony. He asked us many questions to acquire as much information as possible to gain an understanding of what we wanted and expected. After our first appointment with him we knew he was the person we wanted for our officiant. Throughout the rest of our process prior to the wedding he kept in frequent contact to make sure we were kept in the loop and allow us to make changes as we went along. We finally came up with our perfect ceremony. On the day of our wedding, Stew showed up early to set-up and greet people as they showed up. Our wedding took place on the beach and Stew came prepared. He was well dressed and brought all items necessary. He came with his own speaker and mics. One thing my husband and I did not want was a generator ruining our wedding; however, Stew's Speaker was portable and did not require any electricity. Our ceremony was absolutely PERFECT!! He captured our vision precisely. He truly made our wedding meaningful and special. After the ceremony, many of our friends and family came up to me to ask where we found him and if he had any business cards because they thought he did a phenomenal. Overall, I was very satisfied and would HIGHLY recommend Stewart Bubar!!!

May 18, 2018

Michael R.

Terri Ties the Knot and Associates

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

Jan 22, 2018

Guisella L.

Weddings by Bill

Our wedding was on 11/4/2016 in Orange, CA. Bill was completely professional, caring, and provided a perfect ceremony. Bill provided great service from the first phone call. He assisted us with the vows and provided consistent contact prior to our wedding date. He was punctual and walked us through each step. Thank you Bill.

Nov 19, 2016

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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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