Find a wedding officiant near Pomona, CA

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Pomona, CA

Top Pro
5.0
from 23 reviews
5.0
(23)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"Will was so helpful beginning to end and was a delight to have for my wedding. I would recommend hiring will to everyone I know."

$195

estimated cost

4.8
from 64 reviews
4.8
(64)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 139 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 44 reviews
5.0
(44)
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Brad not only was our wedding officiant, but provided my wife and I with great suppositions and insight for our big day. Our ceremony was not what you would call traditional as far as setup, but it turned out to be a dream wedding for us with the help of Pastor Brad. Even with a minor hiccup on my part for forgetting to tell Pastor Brad that we wouldn't be doing our own vows, he kept the ceremony rolling without a hitch. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a fun, caring and experienced wedding officiant! My wife and I look forward to a long lasting relationship with Pastor Brad. "

$325

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"We hired Bob for my daughters wedding. His way of including the family and interacting with the guests set the pace for a great day. He listens to the concerns of the couple and family too."

$195

estimated cost

4.9
from 8 reviews
4.9
(8)
  • 36 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"My husband and I have both been unhappily married before so I wanted to do everything different from my dress to the setting. I wore red and black and we were in the beautiful Angeles National Forest at the Jackson Flats campground and Charles was the glue that made it all work the way it was meant to. Charles managed to take the best day of my life and make it better. We had only met him one time before the wedding and he remembered things we had said about how we had met and spent time together and incorporated it into the ceremony. I married my best friend and soul mate so it would have been right no matter what but Charles made it perfect and according to uninvited bystanders... "The Best Wedding Ever!""

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Nadine was incredible. From the moment we began working with her to create our unique ceremony, to the day itself she was professional and dedicated to the task. Her desire to help us have "the perfect day" was clear from the beginning. Nadine, thank you so much for everything. You made our wedding so special, and everything we had dreamed about. I'm so glad we met you."

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 13 years in business
"Rev. Rieley was awesome and a total professional. She has such a fun personality and was able to put my fiance' and me at ease. There is so much stress leading up to the big day, but we were able to enjoy it more because of Rev. Rieley. We also hired her photographer and she did an amazing job capturing all the important and candid moments. I highly recommend them for your wedding. Kathy A."

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 26 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"She is very dedicated and does care to provide the best education possible. She also does have a very sweet and friendly personality which makes it easy to work with her. I am very satisfied of her trainings."

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 20 years in business
"I have never worked with a Personal Development Coach before. I have been to therapists and counselors. I have spoken with trusted friends and family, yet a Personal Development Coach, what would this look like? Well, it has been just what I needed. Someone to keep me accountable. Someone who has different methods and ways for me to get where I desire to be. It is a work in progress and Villa has been there along the way- having the tough conversations with me and putting voice to what I don't want to hear but need to acknowledge and address. I am more centered, I am more positive, I am braver and daily I am moving closer to being who I want to be and how I want to be received in the world. Villa rocks! ~JLS"

$250

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 125 reviews
4.9
(125)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 19 years in business
  • 248 hires on Thumbtack
"Bill officiated our wedding on September 6th 2015 at the Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center in San Clemente. Bill was personable and flexible before and after the wedding. Because we live in Northern CA we were pretty far from the wedding site as well as from Bill; however, we had a constant communication stream and a couple of opportunities to communicate online via Skype and over the phone. Bill helped us create our vows and customize the ceremony speech by providing us with several samples and his guidance. He also offered to print our vows and have them at the ceremony, which was a great idea, guaranteeing that we would have those available the day of ceremony. During the rehearsal Bill was punctual and very attentive, making sure every detail was well planned. Overall we are very thankful to have had such a professional and personable officiant who customized our ceremony and who was there for us to help us all the way. "
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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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