Find a jewish wedding rabbi near Stamford, CT

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Top 10 jewish wedding rabbis near Stamford, CT

4.9
from 23 reviews
4.9
(23)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
"Vlada was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. She is very professional, and down to earth. From the time we first met to discuss the wedding day, and the wedding day itself I cannot say enough. My family and my wife and I loved her, and look forward to seeing her again!!! "
$250
estimated cost
4.8
from 40 reviews
4.8
(40)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
"Juan officiated my wedding on 08-29-15 and he couldn't have done a better job. The ceremony he put together was very fitting for us! He is such a sweet man and his demeanor just makes you feel good! You can tell he loves what he does. He was on time and ready to go. He was very responsive to emails and phone calls leading up to the wedding. I highly recommend! :)"
$248
estimated cost
5.0
from 27 reviews
5.0
(27)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
"Minister Val was absolutely fantastic for my daughter's wedding. Linette and Val performed a beautiful ceremony, catered to the needs of both the bride and groom in a bilingual service that was extremely eloquent"
$350
estimated cost
4.8
from 52 reviews
4.8
(52)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 28 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
"Father Mike was great! He was very easy to get in contact with, offering us the option to chat via SKYPE and over the phone. He co-officiated our wedding along with Rabbi Roger Ross (also highly recommended) and made our ceremony wonderful and memorable! We've gotten so many compliments on the ceremony! We can't wait to see the video! He even did a portion of it in Spanish for our guests from Mexico who don't speak English. Thank you so much Father! Love, Claudia & Larry"
$375
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 6 years in business
"I highly recommend Love is Love Nuptials. Mary was the officiant for our wedding and we couldnt have been happier. She is an excellent listener and gets to know you as a couple. She is extremely organized, timely, and has great attention to detail. She really works with you as a couple to tailor the ceremony to you and provide the message and the vibe that you want on your special day. There are so many things to worry about when planning a wedding. Working with Mary on the ceremony definitely isnt one of them. She was a pleasure to work with and many of our guests commented on how great our ceremony was and what an excellent job Mary did!"
$250
estimated cost
4.6
from 17 reviews
4.6
(17)
  • 22 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
"Cheryl was so patient and accommodating we didn't have a definite date until three days before the wedding and Cheryl was wonderful. She never got frustrated she was patient and enduring and so amazingly low priced."
$300
estimated cost
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Working with Pastor Bryan was a wonderful experience. We were in search of a minister who could officiate our wedding with a focus on Christ, and he was very faithful in doing just that for us. Prior to the wedding we chose to sit with him for counseling which proved very beneficial, as he took much care to understand who we were as a couple and help us consider ways to have a fruitful marriage in the years to come. We would absolutely recommend Pastor Bryan to friends who may need a minister in the future."
$400
estimated cost
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 24 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Such a great expierence working with Reverend Louis. The ceremony words were so heartfelt and touching. Entire process from begining to end was great. Highly recomend!"
$399
estimated cost
4.4
from 7 reviews
4.4
(7)
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Rev. Freya, When working she is easy going and determined to make her Brides dreams come true. Custom sermon, wedding arch, loads of flower decorations, rental dishes and she even set up our coffee area."
$200
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 27 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Prior to the actual ceremony, Elder Woodward also provided exceptional counselling. During the ceremony, Elder Woodward was engaging, timely, and concise. He spoke clearly as he expounded on the purpose and sanctity of marriage and the wedding vows. I highly recommend Elder Woodward as an effective wedding officiator."
$400
estimated cost

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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.

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.

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