Find a wedding officiant near Susanville, CA

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4.8
from 16 reviews
4.8
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GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"Carol was great! We had a short amount of time to find a officiant and she responded right away even though she was out of state at the time! She had great options to choose from when it came to vows, prayers, closing wishes, and any add on elements like a candle lighting ceremony. Even though we met with her only the day before the wedding she did everything just the way we wanted it. She even had a wedding the same day as our but still made us feel special. She really knows how to customize a wedding to make it one of a kind and to fit the bride and groom!"
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5.0
from 27 reviews
5.0
(27)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
"When my husband and I got engaged I knew right away that I would ask Terry to marry us. Neither me nor my husband belong to a church where we live so I didn't know if Terry would be up for the long distance wedding (about 1000 miles away!) Thankfully, Terry went above & beyond to help us with our ceremony. We utilized our web cams and email, etc to plan the details. Could not have been happier with our experience! Everything went according to plan; Terry was never late and always listened to exactly everything that we wanted to take place. I loved the vows "creator" book that he had us use to piece together...we are not very traditional and it really helped us to customize the prayers we wanted to use, and our vows! Highly recommended to make your special day the very best!"
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5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 39 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"Daniel was the best!! We didn't really have an exact location till the last minute and Dan was always right there, just waiting for us to tell him where to go and when. He was patient and flexible in his schedule which made it so much easier for us! We put complete trust and faith in his choice of wedding vows for us and he did not disappoint. We could not have asked for a better Officiant for our wedding! A HUGE thank you to Dan for everything! :)"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Michelle was absolutely amazing. We really didn't know what we were doing. She not only explained everything with care and understanding, she went above and beyond. She hosted a quick rehearsal for us, which made me feel much less nervous, and at the alter, I just kept looking up to see her beaming smile. Michelle is a very special person, and I'm SO happy she shared that day with us!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"Eddy is punctual, professional and considerate. Couldn't ask for a better officiant"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Everything was wonderful Ryan was great"
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"I offer officiant services to all couples, and see love for its beauty no matter what that might look like."
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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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