Find a bilingual wedding officiant near Waterbury, CT

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Top 10 bilingual wedding officiants near Waterbury, CT

Top Pro
5.0
from 35 reviews
5.0
(35)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
"Dave the Minister married my nephew July 8th. The ceremony was extraordinary! He is kind, loving, humorous but more importantly told a story of their genuine love. Not only were we all melting from the heat, but our hearts melted with Dave's reflections of what marriage truly ought to be...the importance of the simple touch and always being there to support each other. Our hearts reflected on our own lives..it was simply magnificent! If you are looking for someone to enhance your wedding with something special...Dave is the person to hire!"

$175

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
GREAT VALUE
  • 14 years in business
"Freya Harris Scarpa is professional in every aspect of her wedding planning. From her flowers to the dishes, everything detail is professional and crisp. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a lovely wedding with elegance, flair, style, and professionalism to very core."

$200

estimated cost

4.6
from 17 reviews
4.6
(17)
  • 22 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
"Cheryl was a perfect officiant for our wedding! She was early for our event, extremely professional, and the ceremony was short and sweet! She was easy to work with via email as we planned our wedding from across the country. Thanks Cheryl!"

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"We had a great experience working with In Love Expressions. Rev. Ruggiero listened to our requests and customized our wedding based on our requests."

$375

estimated cost

4.4
from 8 reviews
4.4
(8)
  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Jeff was very professional. He was able to tailor our ceremony to our precise specifications without missing a beat. I felt like he had known us for years. We were very blessed to have him perform our wedding. I recommend him highly."

$250

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 233 reviews
5.0
(233)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 10 years in business
  • 394 hires on Thumbtack
"We're so glad we picked Harris as our wedding officiant. Because New York was a destination wedding for us, we were able to plan everything easily via email. We had an opportunity to sit down with him the day before our ceremony and chat about everything. We got exactly what we were looking for - a ceremony that wasn't too serious, had some humor and was still very meaningful. Even after filling out an email survey and meeting for just an hour in person, we felt like the ceremony was very personalized to us and our relationship. Thanks Harris for making this such an easy process for us!"
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 24 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"What a beautiful ceremony. Rev. Louis was very professional and truly caring. Many of the people there complimented me on our choice of officiants. Rev. Louis thank you again for a most memorable heart felt day!"

$399

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 27 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"The Rev. Dr. Aaron Woodward is one of God's powerful warriors on earth! Having him officiate over and bless the marriage of our daughter Sydney to her husband Sean last year was a profound experience for absolutely everyone in attendance. In FACT, he actually ENGAGED the entire congregation in becoming part of Sydney and Sean's success in marriage. It was abundantly clear that Rev. Woodward embodies the Christ-centered marriage vows and encouraged everyone there to speak only love and support into this union. THAT was what people talked about during the reception - that they felt like they were part of Sydney and Sean's marriage. And that's only the beginning. The wedding was in Kansas City, but that didn't diminish Rev. Woodward's personal marriage prep weekly with Sydney and Sean. Every Friday, they had telephone sessions with Aaron to build their Christian understanding of the importance of each of their respective roles in marriage. Then, the actual officiating was so powerful and yet calm, serious yet joyful. The perfect balance for a union anointed by God. We deeply love this man and do not give a second thought the power and security of Sydney and Sean's marriage because we witnessed the solid ground on which it started."

$400

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.8
from 132 reviews
4.8
(132)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 210 hires on Thumbtack
"We were looking for the Rabbi and the wedding officiant at the same time. Joseph was great. He came on time, he accommodated all our desires and lovely incorporated those into the ceremony. He answered all our questions and guided us through the process. Thank you"
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4.8
from 86 reviews
4.8
(86)
  • 4 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
"Hi my name is Cassandra my husband Brian an I hired Tina to officiate our 7/11/2015 Wedding.. I was very Impressed with how she gave us several options of ceremonies to choose from. Tina has a Wonderful Personality and is easy to talk with. I would definitely recommend her to my friends,family. Thank You, The Bonesteel's"
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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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