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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. 

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. 

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.

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 Davie wedding officiants
Thumbtack Customer
Sheena was our wedding officiant and our vows/ceremony was nothing less than amazing. I would refer her to everyone looking for an officiant! Thank you Sheena for making our big day memorable. -The Brays
Experience Love EventsExperience Love Events
Thumbtack Customer
Rev. Martinez officiated our wedding ceremony on March 20, 2016, and it was wonderful! From the moment we hired him, Rev. Martinez was nothing but attentive and thorough in making sure our ceremony was perfect! Everyone loved him and we were so happy with him that he is going to be officiating my brother's wedding in July! Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony and for helping make our wedding wonderful! - Jennifer & Christopher
Reverend Martinez & Reverend GonzalezReverend Martinez & Reverend Gonzalez
Francis M.
Im so happy that Rev. Martinez officiated our wedding, his words and professionalism were perfect and the fact that he could do it bilingual was a plus.
Reverend Martinez & Reverend GonzalezReverend Martinez & Reverend Gonzalez
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Sheena as an officiant for our wedding. She was awesome. She went above and beyond helping us with set ups and refering us to other people that helped with our day. The ceremony was customized and the guest loved it. I would definitely recommend her to anyone planning an event or needing an officiant.
Experience Love EventsExperience Love Events
Thumbtack Customer
Judge Rob did an outstanding job officiating our wedding! He was prompt, very engaging, and help navigate the nuptials smoothly despite some challenging weather obstacles.
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLAJudge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Thumbtack Customer
Connie did an excellent job officiating our wedding. She had it all set up as we had planned and made our experience very worry free!
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Judge Rob officiated at my daughter's wedding. He came early and jumped right in with suggestions. He even announced them as they entered the room. He went above and beyond.
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLAJudge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Thumbtack Customer
Judge Rob provided wedding officiant service during our daughter's marriage. Though ours is an Asian style (Indian) wedding, he threw in a different dimension and we were all happy the way he performed the ceremony. He was very friendly and courteous enough to join us also for lunch. Most of our Indian friends were conversing with him after the ceremony and I am sure they will hire Judge Rob for their son's and daughter's marriages. I would strongly recommend Judge Rob to anyone for providing wedding officiant service.
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLAJudge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Todd W.
Judge Rob did a great job officiating our wedding! He is very professional and enthusiastic and we are very happy with his services. Thank you again, Judge Rob!
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLAJudge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Thumbtack Customer
Connie officiated at our wedding and did a fabulous job. She spoke well and even pronounced my wife's name correctly and it isn't an easy name to pronounce. Thank you Connie!
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Nicco C.
We are so grateful that Connie officiated our wedding. From the very first interaction we knew she was the one. She has a natural ability to put you at ease. This was very important for us since we needed guidance in connecting all the dots associated with planning a wedding in general. Connie is incredibly responsive, flexible and accommodating. If you are looking for someone that's warm, friendly, professional and that will add a flare of sophistication while keeping things down to Earth, Connie is your needle in the haystack. Enjoy and congratulations!! Raul & Roman 4/22/2018 Wedding Officiated by Connie
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Robbins was the perfect wedding officiant. He received our changes to the suggested text with grace and enthusiasm, and he was courteous and kind during the ceremony. His smiling face is a delight in our photos!
Special Day Wedding OfficiantSpecial Day Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
Damaris Agosto is the best she is very professional,pleasant,and helpfull she helped me to find a nice place for a private wedding i recommend her 100% she is a great wedding officiant . She make u comfortable.thank you Ms.Agosto. Tony and. Karl 09/24/15
Damaris AgostoDamaris Agosto
Thumbtack Customer
We are very happy that we chose Judge Rob to officiate our wedding. He was able to provide us with excellent ideas to make the ceremony and the rest of our day one we will remember forever.
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLAJudge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Laura F.
Revered Martinez officiated our wedding! Wow he was in top of it, my husband loved him & so did I. His words where amazing & the ceremony came out beautiful. I absolutely recommend 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Reverend Martinez & Reverend GonzalezReverend Martinez & Reverend Gonzalez
Thumbtack Customer
Connie was absolutely fantastic. She was so extremely helpful and we loved having her at our wedding. I Would definitely recommend her to anybody looking for an officiant on their special day! Thank you Connie
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Cindy O.
Rob officiated our wedding! Super easy to work with especially during times of covid-19! He made our guests laugh and provided a wonderfully warm ceremony. Thanks for making our day great!
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLAJudge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Brad L.
Russell officiated my mother and step fathers beach wedding this past weekend on Ft. Lauderdale beach. He did an amazing job and we couldn’t have asked for a better officiant. During the whole process, Russell was very responsive, punctual and cared about my parents. I would highly recommend Russell for any ceremony!! Thank you for the great memory for our family Russell!
Weddings by Russell, Wedding OfficiantWeddings by Russell, Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
Constance was amazing! I had to find a replacement officiant within one week of the wedding! So I did already have a specific ceremony in mind... Constance was more than willing to work with what we had and it was just right. She did a perfect job and couldn't have asked for a better wedding! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Jenna C.
We could not have chosen a better person to officiate our wedding! Rusty is such a genuine person, he truly went above and beyond our expectations. You can tell this is a passion of his and he takes it all in, I can't recommend him enough!
Russell Maple Officiant ServicesRussell Maple Officiant Services
Alecia G.
Rob, now not only our wedding officiant but now a friend of our family. I saw Rob's profile on thumbtack on Friday March 3,2017 and got married on Monday March 6.2017 at 6.30 a.m in the morning. Rob was very understanding from the get go, he told me exactly what he offered and followed through it to the very end. At our wedding he was very witty, energetic and funny. He treated us like family, he gave my photographer ideas on how to take my photos. The wedding was at the Fontainebleau and Rob had so much knowledge regarding the hotel, I was a bit late and he did not rush me. I could go on and on, but he was a great officiant and we highly recommend him to anyone you won't be disappointed. Thank you so much again Rob.
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLAJudge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Thumbtack Customer
As soon as we spoke to Connie, we knew she was the one. Connie's warmth, bubbly personality, attention to detail, and heartfelt talent for officiating weddings were evident on the day of our wedding on the beach. She arrived ahead of schedule, greeted us warmly and in a wonderful celebratory way, placed rose petals in the shape of a heart on the sand and even took a few pictures to capture the moment. We highly recommend Connie.
Marry Me, LLCMarry Me, LLC
Jules R.
My wife and I were originally married about a year prior to our official wedding ceremony where family and friends were invited to attend the ceremony. Our original pastor who performed the ceremony had a conflict and had to cancel on the date we had chosen for the family wedding. We had little time to look for another officiant to perform a proper ceremony given my Christian background. Insert Reverend Gonzalez. I phone Rev. Gonzalez, explained the situation, and what we needed. He was quick to answer questions and customized a detailed agenda for the ceremony per my request. We (wife and I) had a chance to review and edit anything we wanted but his initial proposal was so professional and tasteful, we only wanted to alter one event. Fast forward to wedding day. Rev. Gonzalez met me at the venue as planned, met with the bride separately, met with the wedding planner, etc. Everyone was on the same page and the ceremony was flawless. He dressed professionally, was supportive, and everyone genuinely enjoyed his ceremony. I could not have asked for more. I highly recommend Rev. Gonzalez to anyone who needs a professional and qualified officiant who can deliver what is promised and more!
Reverend Martinez & Reverend GonzalezReverend Martinez & Reverend Gonzalez
Thumbtack Customer
Judge Rob was very professional yet personable. He did a wonderful job of officiating my wedding. We didn't have a rehearsal but he made sure everyone knew what they were doing our going. My family kept saying how nice and friendly he was. Thanks again!
Judge Rob, The Officiant, FLAJudge Rob, The Officiant, FLA
Thumbtack Customer
Bob Robbins is great at not only what he is suppose to do but also what he didn't have to do. He went out of his way just to make my special day perfect. He provided a script that I can add my own personal touch to; I desperately needed an arch and he offered to provide it for me; I also lacked flowers and a bouquet, and guess what? He offered to get me those too! All for a combined price that was still under what other officiants were charging just to officiate. He is very helpful and I can't wait to see him in action officiating my beach wedding in less than a week. You won't regret using him!
Special Day Wedding OfficiantSpecial Day Wedding Officiant
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