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Top Pro
5.0
from 146 reviews
5.0
(146)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 42 years in business
  • 245 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired Pastor John to be the minister for a wedding I was coordinating. He did an excellent job! He was very easy to work with and had a heartwarming ceremony for the couple. He made the ceremony personalized which was more meaningful to the couple. Thank you Rev. John!!"

$200

estimated cost

4.9
from 15 reviews
4.9
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"This was literally the best experience I could have asked for. We set this up with Sandra 3 weeks before the wedding. She wanted to know exactly what our priorities were and she worked with those. She was on time, was patient while we had to wait for the helivac from Tahoe Barton landed and took off - delaying out start time. More than one of our guests asked how we knew her because she was so personable and it was as if she was part of the family. We highly recommend her!"

$150

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 43 reviews
5.0
(43)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
"After receiving Ben's quote, I called to tell him I had an unusual request. I explained that I wanted to play a little prank on my Groom. This would require a well rehearsed plan from me and the groomsmen. Ben loved the idea and agreed to help out! Ben sent me a few documents requesting names of all persons that are part of the wedding, etc. About a week before the wedding I got really nervous and contacted Ben about my prank. We went over the details one final time. The day of the ceremony, Ben arrived early and rounded up the Best man and the Maid of honor to sign the certificate. Ben began the ceremony and when giving a little history about us, I abruptly interrupted and asked him to stop a minute. I played my prank, which was giving my Groom a ball hat in his favorite team. I then told Ben to continue. When it came time to recite vows, I was ready with mine but I had scared the Groom so bad that he couldn't even speak! Ben was able to help him from the embarrassment by just using the standard. The best part of asking Ben to officiate was the beautiful folder he put together and presented to us. It was the entire ceremony customized to include our parents, wedding party, and the poem I asked him to use. It was an extremely thoughtful gift! Thank you Ben for making our ceremony lighthearted and fun."

$200

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
  • 19 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"The wedding was great. The ceremony conducted by Rev. Robert Mize went well, It was short but sweet and nice. And i will never forget my wedding because our officiating minister is from the united states of america so my wedding is literally a English wedding. hehe All in all it was a great wedding conducted by Pastor Robert Mize. the food is great by the way."

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 26 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"My experience with John was very helpful and insightful. I had many questions and concerns with what direction I want to take my life and John was able to help me come to definitive conclusions through a series of exercises. He did so in a very polite, professional and non-judgemental manner. After his consultation I knew with certainty what I wanted and needed to do. I appreciate the assistance he provided me and would recommend him to anyone."

$245

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 19 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"Jaimee was wonderful to work with and I really enjoyed everything she was able to contribute to my wedding for a reasonable price. She was easy to talk to, willing to provide recommendations, advice, and was very passionate about not only the flowers she provided but other elements throughout the event. Thank you, Jaimee. :)"

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Sam is one of my dear friends! Met her on MS charity ride in 2012. She put her heart and soul to organize our Misfit team. She did outstanding job by putting 15-20ppl +bikes in vans and go to southern ca for 2 days ride! When came to my wedding, I had no doubt Sam was the person. I asked her not to make it religious yet spiritual She kept it 15-20 long as was requested and fun. She listened to our love stories beforehand, so She could bring our past way before my husband and I met and nicely lined it up with our present, showing why we meant to be together. She made it, magical, spiritual, fun, small music clips between, and well delivered!! Love my friend Sam, am so happy she gave us this honor to be part of our wedding🌹🦋💖!! She made it unique and all about us!!! Thank Sam making that important day majical for us!!"

$325

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 101 reviews
5.0
(101)
  • 10 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
"We found Joe through the recommendation of our friend Emma who sent us a list of possible ministers who will officiate our ceremony. The moment we read his profile, we KNEW that he's the one. Who else can best exemplify the sanctity of marriage but a person who has been married for 35 years (and counting)? We also admire the fact that Joe is a staunch supporter of LGBT rights in the country and as a same-sex couple, it is very important for us to have an officiant who understands and empathize with our desire to seal this commitment and celebrate our love in front of our family and friends. Thank you JOE for being such a great part of our wedding. You're like our huggable Santa Claus---so endearing, sincere. Your charm made for such a special wedding ceremony. I recommend him to everyone, same-sex or heterosexual couples as you wedding officiant. It makes such a big difference when your minister genuinely cares."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"Great pastor and wedding officiant. Exaclty what we wanted and loved! Made the wedding awesome!"

$300

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 168 reviews
4.9
(168)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 25 years in business
  • 241 hires on Thumbtack
"We hired Dr. jKonrad to be our minister on the beach under the Golden Gate bridge last minute because the court was full. He was able to meet us where we liked and he was very professional and made us laugh. It was a quick ceremony for just the two of us (we're having a wedding at another time) and it was exactly what we wanted. Thank you!! "
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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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