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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a wedding officiant during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The safest way to conduct a consultation during COVID-19 is virtually. Ask wedding officiants near you if they can have a phone call or a virtual appointment over video chat. If they can, make sure to ask them any questions you have about upcoming work. Discuss what precautions, if any, they have in place to ensure safety. You might consider asking if they accept digital payments or if they can complete the work remotely, without any in-person contact. 

Do wedding officiants offer remote or virtual services?

Reach out to wedding officiants in your area, and ask them if they can offer a remote or virtual ceremony. Some officiants may be willing to meet in person while maintaining 6 feet of distance, while others may prefer to conduct the entire service over the phone or a video call service such as Skype or Zoom.

Familiarize yourself with the social distancing rules in your community, city and state, and move forward only if both you and the officiant are comfortable with the arrangement. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for a wedding officiant?

Ask your wedding officiant if they accept digital payments. Many professionals are accept payment via Venmo, PayPal, Square Cash, Apple Pay, Zelle and other online platforms. Professionals may be more willing to switch to digital payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, as this is typically considered safer than using cash or credit cards. You can see which digital payment options officiants accept by reviewing their online profiles.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a wedding officiant when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a wedding officiant when social distancing, ask if the officiant can offer remote services. Some wedding officiants are choosing to conduct services virtually and/or stand more than 6 feet away from the parties. Discuss possible arrangements with your wedding officiant, and familiarize yourself with your local community guidelines, as well as the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing. Only move forward if you and the officiant both feel comfortable.

You may want to implement extra precautions, such as using digital payments instead of exchanging cash, sanitizing all involved spaces and waving instead of shaking hands. 

How can I find out if a wedding officiant is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

The definition of essential services varies by location, so you will need to visit your state or city government website to learn what is considered an essential service in your area.

For more information on a national level, read CISA’s publication on critical infrastructure workers. Some, but not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Does a wedding officiant need to enter my home?

This depends on the location of your wedding. Unless the ceremony is being held in your home, a wedding officiant will not need to enter your home before the ceremony. Some couples are choosing to stand outside or go to a vacant public place, so the officiant can conduct the ceremony while maintaining 6 feet of distance. Ask your wedding officiant what kinds of arrangements they offer, including virtual or remote services.

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.

Reviews for Boca Raton wedding officiants
Tracy B.
I highly recommend Constance as your wedding officiant. You will not regret it!
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Bianca F.
Constance was absolutely phenomenal! I needed a last minute officiant after a mix up with my original officiant and she got everything together for me in less than a week. I would highly recommend her for any wedding. She was spectacular!
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Melba L.
Her personality is infectious!!! Warm, Loving and aims to please! We couldn't have gotten a better person to officiate our wedding. She was worth it!! You only get one chance...make it count with Constance❤❤❤
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Jen G.
We count ourselves blessed to have found Connie to officiate at our daughter’s beach wedding. Connie is the ultimate professional while at the same time exuding warmth and care. Connie gives attention to details for the couple and she made my daughter’s wedding a personal and beautiful experience. We would highly recommend Connie and Marry Me, LLC for your event!
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Judge Rob was our officiant for our June 24th wedding at the Delray Sands Resort in Highland Beach, Florida. He arrived early to review all the ceremony procedures, and he incorporated all the unique ideas we requested to make the ceremony special to our love story. He was very personable and kind to our guests. Many people said how much they enjoyed talking to him at the cocktail hour. If you are looking for a reliable officiant who will make your ceremony memorable, Judge Rob is the person to call. We couldn't be happier with his services. Thanks, Rob!!
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLAJudge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Thumbtack Customer
We used Rev Judy as our officiant for our wedding. From the moment we first meet with her we hit it off right away and we knew we didnt need to search any further. She really takes the time to get to know you and she really creates a ceremony that is customized to you and your situation. Not only was she there but she showed up with just getting her appendix out less then 24 hours before our ceremony. All of our guest had complemented us on how wonderful, funny and creative she was. She also included all 4 of our kids so we could really become one family. We would 1000% recommend her to anyone who wants a reliable professional and personalized officiant.
The Wandering Jewish Rabbi & Interfaith SpecialistThe Wandering Jewish Rabbi & Interfaith Specialist
Geli J.
Judge Rob officiated my wedding and he was phenomenal. I was so overwhelmed on my wedding day but with Rob around, he made me feel so calm. He made sure everything was taken care of, I am so happy that we went with him. We had asked him to say a few words in regards to my Great Grandmother, and he took the words out of my mouth, it was so beautiful. I will definitely recommend him to my friends. If you want someone who makes you at ease on the BIGGEST day of your life, Rob is the one you want to go with! A million times thank you!!
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLAJudge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Katie B.
I can't thank Connie enough for being available with such short notice! My original officiant went MIA 2 weeks before my wedding and I had no idea what to do! I decided to start looking and found Connie on Thumbtack. As soon as I spoke to her I knew I needed her at my wedding. She was so loving and kind like she's known me for years. She put my beautiful ceremony together in less than a week and it was everything I hoped for and more. I could go on and on about how amazing Connie is, how helpful and sweet she was and such an all around caring person. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for all your love and kindness during my special day!
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Lisa D.
She just officiated my wedding earlier this month. I loved working with her through everything. We kept in contact the whole time prepping for the big day. She was very patient & supportive when I wanted bits and pieces from all 6 scripts she gave me to choose from and we created our own without any hesitates from her. Very sweet lady. Unfortunately, when it came to my big day, I feel like she was alittle late arriving and had no voice (sick). Even with a microphone it was hard to hear so im alittle upset about that having chose a long original script. (Parents said afterward I should've only paid half) Not really her fault though I guess, just pictured it all perfect in my head. She still sent off my license for me as well. Overall I'm happy.
Damaris AgostoDamaris Agosto
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