Find a jewish wedding rabbi near San Marcos, CA

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Top 10 jewish wedding rabbis near San Marcos, CA

Top Pro
4.9
from 76 reviews
4.9
(76)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
"He was patient, and professional. He did an outstanding religious wedding ceremony for my husband and I."

$100

estimated cost

5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
(26)
GREAT VALUE
  • 27 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"I do not know how to put this into words. Reverend Lael did such an amazing job with our wedding. Her beautiful words were very moving. My husband and I are very happy that we chose Reverend Lael for our wedding! It was as if we had known her for years! I recommend Reverend Lael to anyone and everyone for their wedding. I never thought it could be so easy planning a wedding until I first spoke with her on the phone. She handled everything and had no problem driving to the beach for the ceremony. All in all we were very impressed! "

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 years in business
"We were so fortunate to have met Sarah on the day were we able to take home our baby boy from the NICU at the hospital. Sarah was thrilled and honored at our request of her marrying us right there in the hospital so that we could go home as a family. She went out of her way to make that happen. We don’t meet people by accident, they are meant to cross our path for a reason. Sarah is a kind, caring, compassionate and giving soul. Even though she has moved cross country, she will always be a huge part of our lives and always in our hearts."

$115

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.8
from 40 reviews
4.8
(40)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
"Thank you again, Bill for being our wedding officiant! We are so grateful for the service you provided. We highly recommend Bill Martinez as a wedding officiant, as his professionalism, attentiveness and punctuality was much appreciated!"

$225

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 26 reviews
4.9
(26)
  • 3 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
"Chaplain Dawn is a wonderful person. She did a great job helping us with our wedding ceremony - before, during and after. You can count on her in every situation. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a great wedding officiant"

$200

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

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 1 year in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"She was friendly and efficient. On the night of the rehearsal she guided the wedding party through each portion so they knew exactly what to do the next day. Of course, orchestrating a bunch of people that had no idea what to do, while all the family was trying to help with decorating the inside of the venue, was pretty much like herding cats! But, she did it... and very successfully, I might add. The rehearsal was completed soon enough to where all of the other shenanigans could begin. By the time the wedding day hit, everyone knew exactly what to do. On the wedding day, she was early and the ceremony was absolutely perfect. It was beautiful without a dry eye in the house. Jeanie Y"

$275

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 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 38 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"He was caring, and really got to know us and what we wanted. He made our day special. He is the best !!!! I recommend him to anyone who wants personalized service at a great price !!"

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"The Father was great and very professional. He was also flexible on working with our schedule because we would be running on time one min and behind the next."

$225

estimated cost

Q & A

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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