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  • 42 years in business
  • 219 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
montserrat s.
Verified review

Pastor John was a wedding savior. We contacted him without knowing who he was other then by his profile. As we spoke, he made us feel comfortable, at ease and we knew we were in good hands. He sent us questionnaire's that made the wedding more personalized, allowed us to pick and choose what we wanted. He showed up before us at the San Francisco City Hall and was very knowledgeable about the locations inside. We were able to get married at the mayor's balcony. He was friendly towards not only us but our family as well. When we were finished he gave us a booklet the had scripted out the whole marriage ceremony in a thoughtful way. We have nothing but pleasant things to say about Pastor John, and if you want a Pastor that will make you feel at ease, he is the Pastor to choose.

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I Do x Two
5.0
from 108 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

We were glad we hired Saundra from I Do x Two to be our Officiant. This is the most important part of the wedding and Saundra did not disappointed us. She was professional with compassion and flexibility. Couple weeks before the wedding, we realized we did not remember to book Saundra for the rehearsal. I was stressed out a little bit. She was booked for another event, but she followed up with me to make sure the rehearsal went ok without her. It was greatly appreciated. We recommend Saundra!

Weddings Wonderful
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Shan C.
Verified review

My Husband and I got engaged in September 2016 and Jeff officiated our wedding in December 2016. My Husband is Portuguese Catholic and I am Indian Hindu. As you might imagine, finding the right person to officiate our wedding, with only about 3 months to work with, while ensuring our and both our families wishes were considered, AND taking care of all the other wedding planning (catering, flowers, DJ, photographer, etc.) - COULD have been an extremely challenging task! Luckily, during one of my lunchbreaks from work, I googled "wedding officiants bay area". I clicked on Thumbtack, and the website asked me a few questions, such as wedding date and address. I submitted my answers and didn't think much of it, and went back into work. When I finished work, I checked my phone, and I had about 10 responses! Each officiant had a little blurb about themselves, but I was really drawn to what Jeff Finger had to say. I called him and he was friendly and kind. He asked to meet with my Fiancee and myself, and was very accommodating about where to meet and respectful of our time (and stress levels lol!). When we met, Jeff wanted to know about us as a couple, our path to marriage, and not only what we envisioned for our wedding, but also for our life together. We left the meeting feeling happy, hopeful, and excited! There was no doubt in our mind that Jeff was what he were looking for. ​Leading up to the wedding, Jeff sent us an outline of the ceremony. This was so helpful to us, because it added structure our entire wedding. He also checked in with us a couple of times to make sure everything was going well - again, this was super helpful! On the day of the wedding, things were chaotic. It rained and guests were late. Jeff was flexible, calming, and told us everything was going to be ok. And he was absolutely right. Our wedding day was beautiful and perfect, and a day I will remember all my life! Jeff officiated our wedding with emotion, confidence, and professionalism. Many of our guests commented on the beauty of the ceremony, and the way Jeff included everyone seated in the venue, and how they felt they were a special part of our wedding day. We were so fortunate to find Jeff, and highly recommend him to anyone planning a wedding!

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I Do (Marriages)
4.9
from 37 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Maria G.
Verified review

If there was a ten star rating, I would give it to Mr Ben Miyaji a very Profesional wedding officiant. He was very attentive during my wedding planning. He kept in touch till my wedding date. He arrived before the time set, and he performed a simple brief ceremony as we asked. Thank you so very much Mr Miyaji. Toni and Ron.

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Divine Order Ministry
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Markeyuna M.
Verified review

He was the best! I would highly recommend him if you want someone who is punctual, respectful,reliable, and professional. Unfortunately our wedding ceremony was not able to start on time due to a personal matter that took place. Our wedding was suppose to start at 3pm and he had another wedding ceremony to do at 4:30. I communicated with him and let him know what happen and our situation. I asked him would it be possible if he can go to his next appointment since we were not ready yet, and then come back. He said yes he will be able to do so, which made me feel so much better because i was starting to panic and I didn't know what we were going to do if he had not been able to come back. He was able to, so I was so happy that we had that option. After he was done with the other ceremony he let me know he was done and asked did I still need him to come back I told him yes, and he came back. He prayed with us before the ceremony and after that he performed our ceremony and he did a wonderful job. I am really thankful and appreciate that he was still able to officiant our wedding even after the setback we had. Thanks again I really really appreciate it, and by the way I loved how you put our love story together, it was great! If anyone was is looking for a great officiant, like I mention earlier, I would highly recommend him as the one to perform your special ceremony.

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Diego - Wedding Officiant
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Maria R.
Verified review

Diego was attentive, punctual and very professional from day one. He tailored my ceremony to match our personal preferences and was joy to have as our wedding officiant! Our ceremony was conducted in both English and Spanish in an equitable manner, hence, our guests were able to embrace the ceremony in their native language. Thank you Diego!

Top Pro
  • 30 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle K.
Verified review

Rev. Dr. Leslie was an awesome officiant. She could not have been better and more professional for our wedding event. I would recommend her to anyone!

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Rebel's Weddings
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alex B.
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My new husband and I were very happy with Rebeca's role as our officiant for our wedding at San Francisco City Hall. She was very easy to work with over email (we were planning from out of town) and worked with us in developing our ceremony service every step of the way. Thank you for marrying us!!

California Wedding Officiant
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Julia R.
Verified review

Andy was not only the officiant of my wedding but he is also my uncle, so my wedding ceremony was very special to me. However, if I could look back from an unbiased point of view and focus on The facts, I would still tell others that Andy is an awesome officiator! He spent much time rehearsing the script, however it did not come across as "over rehearsed". He was a natural speaker, paused when he should pause, was able to laugh along with us, and was clear and easy to understand. He added personal touches to the script and was ready to make any changes I had for him. Andrew is a great speaker and the ceremony was beautiful. After realizing I forgot to sign our official marriage license, Andy made a special trip to help me sign the papers the day after the wedding. I couldn't have asked for a better officiator!

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Fun Weddings
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Bonnie L.
Verified review

We had a small wedding in Sonoma county and Phil was great, he was available on short notice. we also decided to have him sing a song for us. We chose on that was not on his list and he was able to learn it in about a few days before the wedding. All the wedding guest were surprised and loved it. Thanks Phil for being our officiant for our special day.

  • 5 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Carolyn B.
Verified review

I would highly recommend LadyMarry, I was travelling from overseas for my wedding and Birte could not have been more helpful, any advice I required she happily gave, responded to all my e mails in a timely manner. The flowers she provided were absolutely stunning, they lasted so long too. I would highly recommend if anyone is looking for any advice on weddings that they use LadyMarry. Birte, thank you so much for helping make our wedding day so special.

Kathleen "Sam" Kraft
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Nazila D.
Verified review

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!!

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Rev. Robert Mize
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Raychel B.
Verified review

Robert Mize was our wedding officiant, and we couldn't have been happier with how the ceremony turned out. He was highly organized and took time to plan the flow and order well in advance with us. We appreciated how he took our thoughts and opinions and incorporated them in the service, which made for a personalized ceremony that reflected us as a couple. It was a seamless experience from beginning to end. Robert's good natured personality was also calming throughout the wedding process, and we received many compliments on the ceremony afterwards (not something you often hear)!

Succinct Ceremonies
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Elisa B.
Verified review

Sheryl is really amazing,are wedding ceremony was more than a job to her. She made sure that everything was better than planned she goes over every detail with you like a friend. I would recommend her to everyone..its really hard to balance emotions and situations when your getting married and Sheryl was there every step of the way. It actually seems like she's my wedding planner, counselor, and friend plus the person marrying us lol and she's so affordable...

Gwen Aponte
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Briana S.
Verified review

Gwen was a dream come true as a wedding officiant! She took the time to get to know us and to truly be as one with us on our wedding day! We loved her personality - she truly fit what we were looking for. Gwen is amazing and I can't say enough good things about her!!!!!

MAVEN Weddings and Events
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Katie H.
Verified review

Sara was amazing from the beginning of our wedding planning process all the way through our big day! I would recommend her to my closest friends and family. Her professionalism, dedication and true passion for the art is unprecedented. Thank you for making our day so special!

Officially Hitched
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kaylee M.
Verified review

Rachael was my favorite part of our wedding. She is absolutely wonderful. She met with us 3 times before the wedding to get to know us and our love story. She incorporated parts of our story into the ceremony. We had a hand-fasting ritual which she thoroughly researched and made it work for us. We also had a tree planting ceremony - she thought of using a lemon tree for us because it fit our story well. We ended up forgetting our marriage license the day of the wedding and there was no way for us to go back home to get it. She was super understanding and was accommodating when we agreed to meet a week after the wedding. Everyone I talked to said that the ceremony was beautiful, all thanks to Rachael! She just overall went above & beyond. On top of all that, she's one of the sweetest people I've ever met! Thank you for everything, Rachael!

  • 24 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Ali F.
Verified review

I highly recommend Sara Shendelman as a wedding officiant! She did my wedding with such warmth and enthusiasm, musical talent and professionalism, i couldn't have imagined anything better. The photographers even came up to me after and expressed to me what a unique and wonderful ceremony it was. She helped guide us through the planning process, allowing our personality and beliefs to shape the service, but providing the traditional foundation which we desired. She was such a delight to work with and so easy to get in touch with when I had questions, she made this stressed out bride feel completely at ease! The guests said it was the best wedding they had ever attended.

Catering Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda M.
Verified review

I used Hamei for my wedding last year after I witnessed him marry friends of my husband and I. I was so impressed with his professionalism and ability to create such a meaningful ceremony. We needed help deciding on our vows and he helped us decide on how to format it. We already had met him once but he insisted we stop by his restaurant to go over what we wanted from him. I'm glad we did. I highly recommend meeting with him in person. (He bought me and my husband 2 glasses of wine while we chatted with him . ) ;)

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kristi L.
Verified review

Christopher deLellis, Guidance and Grace, performed the wedding ceremony for my son and my now daughter in law about a year ago. I am not simply posting this "view" of praise because the wedding was for my son, but it was the BEST wedding I have ever witnessed. Yes, the emotional love was bursting as my son married his best friend. But, the ceremony performed by Christopher was as personal as it was professional. He spent time with my son and his now wife to prepare incredibly personal and pertinent vows and also developed a handfasting segment during the wedding that was of particular importance to my son and his wife. Christopher was amazing, charming, and most of all, incredibly present while performing the service with the two of them AND the group of gathered loved ones who were the wedding guests. Actually, one of the couples attending the wedding hired Christopher for their wedding after experiencing first hand how incredible he is. If you are looking for someone to perform a service for you who is a dedicated and highly gifted celebrant, hire Christopher deLellis. A wedding between two people is a once in a lifetime event that you want to cherish forever. Christopher gives you this experience! BTW, we later hired Christopher to do our home blessing when we sold our house of over 30 years of ownership. We invited friends, family and neighbors to this special event, and Christopher performed a splendid and moving ceremony to give us all a special closure to our home and all of the memories we made under the roof. We were so impressed, we had him also bless our new home. The wedding and our home blessings were not religious, but very spiritual, deeply moving, and gave us new memories that we have forever in our hearts. Talk to him about his ability to personalize and type your wedding or other special event. He can do it all with Guidance and Grace.

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Rebecca N.
Verified review

Robyn and Gil were so easy to work with. They were able to guide us into a form to follow when we felt lost but were totally able to incorporate our individual ideas when we asked. What I loved most about them, however, is that they provided such a warm spiritual tone that felt all-inclusive and welcoming. I highly recommend Robyn and Gil for your celebration.

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Need a Wedding Officiant on September 15, 2013

Lodi, CA

  • Service type
    Christian
  • Guests
    100-150
  • Help writing vows
    We're not sure yet
  • Details
    We would like someone with experience and who is warm and friendly. Someone who is knowledgeable in biblical principles.
  • $271
    Average price
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