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Celine C.

Clearwater Notary & Weddings

Kathleen did such a great job as my Officient for our wedding! She has such charisma and great energy! She had many compliments from family/friends attending the ceremony! To top it off she also made my bouquets and bouts picture perfect!

Nov 6, 2018

Kadence G.

Denise Bennett

Denise officated at my wedding on april 7th and I booked her a few months a head she always kept in contact with me sent me sample and even proof read my hand written vows for me she always let me know what the plan was and what was going on she is not only a great officant but a great person !

Apr 14, 2018

Marisela N.

Weddings and Wellness

We could have not picked a better Officient for our wedding! Scott has been amazing since day 1. He is very responsive, and the best ever. He will not let you down and works with you to put the best wedding ceremony ever. We are very pleased with his work and dedication to us..definitely recommend Scott for your wedding officiant.

Jan 16, 2018

Lori C.

Wedding Officiants of Tampa Bay, P. A.

Ben was wonderful a true professional. Ben took care of officiating my wedding flawlessly and helped to make my ceramony beautiful. I would highly recommend Ben to anyone looking to officate their wedding. Thank you Ben for all you did for me! Lori C.

Dec 27, 2016

Lori B.

Nicholas Kurinzi, A Personal Wedding Officiant

Nick performed our wedding ceromony Saturday June 25th 2016 and he was a wonderful officiant. He comes highly recommended and is a great person to work with. So happy to have picked him for our wedding.

Jun 28, 2016

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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