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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Denver, CO

Top Pro
5.0
from 29 reviews
5.0
(29)
  • 21 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
"Deej did an incredible job as the Pastor and officiant at our wedding. But it wasn't just our wedding, it was the counseling meetings leading up to our wedding. He was extremely loving and caring towards us and is extremely easy to open up to. He was able to connect with the guests at the wedding and MANY people have spoken to us after the wedding telling us how much they liked Deej. Thank you for helping make our special even more special! "

$200

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 23 reviews
5.0
(23)
GREAT VALUE
  • 18 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"Dan was a wonderful officiant for our Wedding a few weeks ago. He made sure we both felt comfortable and met with us before hand to go over the ceremony layout. We got so many compliments from our guests saying how beautiful the ceremony was thanks to the help of Dan. Highly recommend him!!"

$200

estimated cost

4.8
from 11 reviews
4.8
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 42 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"David Hazen has all the qualities needed to serve effectively, sensitively and lovingly in the role of Wedding Officiant. Do yourselves a favor, hire David and you'll be thankful you did."

$180

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 107 reviews
4.9
(107)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 33 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
"Use Pastor Michael Welchert to officiate our August 2016 wedding. We instantly clicked with him; out-going, great listener, very experienced, spoke from the heart and really cared about us as a couple and genuinely wanted us to be happy, healthy and married. We wanted a simple, yet heart felt, deep Christian wedding officiant and Michael was everything we wanted and more! Michael offers pre-marriage counseling, which we found to be highly beneficial and gave us the opportunity to connect with him on a deeper level than with just one initial meeting. Great advice and guidance. All our wedding guests loved him and asked how we found such a great officiant. We were 110% satisfied with Michael's services and would highly recommend him to any couple. "
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Ira officiated my daughter's spacetastic wedding that was out of this world! It was not your typical wedding, it was more a Star Wars vs. Star Trek event. Ira entertained the crowd and played into the theme of the ceremony with enthusiasm and energy. I highly recommend Ira Liss and give him top stars. Family and friends are all commenting it was the Best Wedding they have ever attended."

$292

estimated cost

4.9
from 7 reviews
4.9
(7)
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"We had Lisa officiate our wedding this past summer and could not be happier with the experience. She was truly a pleasure to work with. She had a positive, friendly and warm way about her that we loved. She was extremely flexible with helping us design our ceremony. She provided guidance and suggestions while leaving it open to us to personalize how we liked. She was always available to contact through email or phone for anything. On the day of the wedding, she was a calming presence and someone we couldn't be happier to have been apart of such an important event and day in our lives."

$375

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Joy officiated my daughter’s wedding and performed a beautiful ceremony. She brought a sense of peace and calmness to an otherwise hectic day. Her professionalism was very evident, yet she was very approachable and warm natured. A genuinely caring person."

$400

estimated cost

4.8
from 118 reviews
4.8
(118)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 15 years in business
  • 280 hires on Thumbtack
"Kris was such a fun wedding officiant to have at our wedding. She's very funny and keeps things laid back in a situation when people are normally stressed out. She was very adaptable to things changing last minute during our ceremony. She is very affordable and this was very helpful for us because we had some issues finding a minister at the last minute. She kept things running on schedule and was very helpful with the processional and recessional since we didn't really know what to do or in what order. A lot of our guests commented that she spoke very clearly and they could understand her during the ceremony. We would definitely recommend Kris to anyone. "
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4.8
from 49 reviews
4.8
(49)
  • 28 years in business
  • 100 hires on Thumbtack
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"There are not enough attributes to select from to describe how happy we are that we chose Thomas Letts as our wedding officiant. He was very professional, punctual, customized our ceremony so it was perfect for us and our family, as well as took his time with us to make sure it all goes smoothly and it sure did."
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4.8
from 32 reviews
4.8
(32)
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Rachel was amazing and provide us with what we exactly wanted for our wedding. She was funny, professional and witty. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a officiant for there wedding. Thank you so much for making our wedding just that more special."
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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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