Find a wedding officiant near San Bernardino, CA

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near San Bernardino, CA

Top Pro
4.9
from 354 reviews
4.9
(354)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 753 hires on Thumbtack
"Dr. Lake was the officient at my wedding, and he was simply fantastic. Everyone in attendance kept praising his professionalism,his humor, and his wonderful speaking ability. Dr. Lake is very easy to work with and is always available to answer any and all questions. With his reasonable rates and upbeat personality you won't be disappointed with his services."
$200
estimated cost
4.8
from 65 reviews
4.8
(65)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 146 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
4.9
from 8 reviews
4.9
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 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 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 9 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Everything Steve did, from first contact through the ceremony was very professional and first rate. He even went out of his way to wear the perfect outfit for our wedding, and allowed himself to be nuzzled by a couple of camels during the vows. Highly recommended."
$250
estimated cost
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
"Reverend Eddie, gets to know you & makes every wedding personnal. He relates to your ideas & improves them with his experience. What's great also is he provides other services like great DJ's, MC's, & bands. We were very pleased to work with him & would recommend him to everyone. Thank you Reverend Eddie!"
$250
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"Yesenia is the absolute best !!! We found her here on thumbtack about 2 weeks before our wedding. She responded so quickly and we set up a time to talk on the phone and get to know us a little and what we wanted for our special day. After the phone call we set up a meeting in person to go over everything one more time. We talked about what type of ceremony we wanted and our vows and we also got to tell her our story. She is so sweet and we felt so comfortable with her that there is nobody else I would have wanted to marry us but her. She also speaks Spanish which was a huge bonus for my family and she was able to incorporate that into the ceremony which meant a lot to me. She also helped with our wedding vows and was able to come to our rehearsal. The day of the wedding she came early and was there ready to go and even helped calm our nerves . The ceremony was beautiful and there's nothing I would change about it!!!! Yesenia also took care of sending our marriage license to the county clerk so that we wouldn't have to worry about it. All in all she's just amazing at what she does and you will love how genuine and sweet she is."
$300
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 45 reviews
5.0
(45)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Brad was outstanding with our wedding ceremony. He truly made it a very special day for us. His years of experience showed not just during ceremony, but also during the planning part as well. He gave us many wonderful suggestions and ideas. I would highly recommend him for you wedding officiant."
$375
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."
$250
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 18 years in business
"Dr. Johnson is an amazing coach and was the inspiration for me setting up my own business. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND his services to anyone who is ready to move forward . "
$250
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I throw specialized events and themed parties for people at their home. I was looking for a bar system was that was more farm to bar and craft oriented with the ability to produce anything my guests desired. They not only went above and beyond with fresh fruit but literally customized everything for me, it felt like a real speak easy. I still get emails from my clients raving about that night. I could not happier with the service they provided. "
$180
estimated cost

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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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