Find a wedding officiant near Bonita Springs, FL

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Bonita Springs, FL

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5.0
from 53 reviews
5.0
(53)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
"Anthony was a spectacular wedding officiant! He was incredibly friendly, sincere and had a most amicable personality. The quality of his work is superb and I will recommend him to all of my engaged friends and family!"

$175

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"We are so happy that Jennifer was our officiant. She went above and beyond for us. Very friendly, I felt like I've known her all my life. She made sure everything went well. She gave us options of ceremonies and let us tweak it to make it ours. We highly recommend her."

$125

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"A superb experience!!!!! 5 Stars!!!!!!"

$113

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Performed a sunset beach wedding ceremony. Casual and elegant. Low fee. Need to sign papers after pictures as the sun is setting "

$125

estimated cost

4.8
from 11 reviews
4.8
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"Tom was THE perfect wedding officiant for our ceremony! My husband and I could not be more pleased and happy that we chose him. "

$130

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Thank you so much !!!"

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Janet was absolutely amazing and most important patient with me. I had a destination wedding, I must have called her 100xs to add things/change things and she listened, I told her what I wanted and she made my vision come to life. The day of my wedding it rained all morning, it cleared up maybe an hour before, while she was calm I was freaking out, and she did her very best to assure me everything was going to be ok and as beautiful as i expected. She kept her word and I couldn't have asked for more. It was beautiful!! I would recommend her over and over. She knows what shes doing!"

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Jazmin officiated over our wedding this past March and she was great. I'll admit, I was a bit hesitant using someone we found online but Jazmin was so sweet and reassuring, I couldn't have asked for more. I normally leave the review writing to my wife but I had to do this one myself. I highly recommend her!"

$280

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Pastor Susie Brenner in awesome job officiating our wedding. the photographer Linda didn't awesome job with our photographers he couldn't ask for a better people."

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor David Lau of Gulf Coast Vineyard officiated my husband and I's wedding ceremony. He did such an awesome job, was so friendly and easy to work with, and helped wherever he could to make our day seemless and stress free. Thanks David!"

$250

estimated cost

Q & A

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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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