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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 Kissimmee wedding officiants
Tongyang Y.
We are so glad to have Esther as our officiant. We DIY our backyard wedding and Esther and her husband Frank helped designed our wedding ceremony site and made it so beautiful that everything is just so great and out of my expectations. They arrived one hour early on the wedding day. Frank helped coordinate the wedding ceremony and told each of us when it’s our turn to go. They made our wedding perfect and I am so grateful to have Esther and Frank as our officiant on our wedding day. It’s the best choice we’ve made.
Premier Weddings by EstherPremier Weddings by Esther
Yolanda W.
My wedding has been postponed Elder Jeffery Herrington was very helpful and understanding throughout our planning process and decision to postpone our wedding due to COVID-19. Once we pick a new wedding date we will have Elder Jeffery Herrington officiate our wedding.
Elder Jeffery M. Herrington Sr.Elder Jeffery M. Herrington Sr.
Michelle W.
Our Officiant was EXCELLENT. He came through when our other Officiant cancelled the night before our wedding. He came prepared and even brought a Bluetooth Speaker for music and had songs available. He went above and beyond. He did an amazing job and we are so thankful.
Cherished CeremonyCherished Ceremony
Thumbtack Customer
Dr. Max officiated my wedding in Orlando on October 17th. He is very approachable and had a kindness on his voice that was felt by the guests. I was very happy on how the ceremony went. Short and sweet.
Dr. Max High Christian CounselingDr. Max High Christian Counseling
Yileidis R.
Amazing Officiant. She did an amazing service. Sweet and simple just like we wanted. Extremely professional and reliable. Hired her 2 days before my wedding as my previous officiant changed plans last minute. Everything happens for a reason and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Don’t think twice! You won’t regret it!! Thank you Ofelia!!
Ofelia Wedding OfficiantOfelia Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
Vianka was excellent, she customized our wedding and we were extremely happy with this work she did. I would definitely urge anyone needing an officiant to contact her, whether it be in spanish or English she is awesome.
Vianka GilVianka Gil
Thumbtack Customer
Love working with Mike , the price was great .he heard what i wanted and he was there to answer all the questions i had. i would recommend to everyone for any event. He also was the officiant for my wedding , i love how i told him that i would like to have 2 officiant one that spoke English and one in Spanish and that's what i had on my day im so glad i hired him.
Cherished CeremonyCherished Ceremony
Adrienne L.
Rocio was an amazing officiant for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary vow renewal! She worked with me through the entire process from coordinating the prayer to the vow renewals and even incorporating our guests into the ceremony. Thank you for all your support and your services.
Bellissma Wedding Day Coordinator and OfficiantBellissma Wedding Day Coordinator and Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
My wedding was everything I expected and more. Dr. Max High was really patience since I was late for over an hour. My celebration was beautiful, he understood everything I wanted. I can assure you he is what you want for your special day, my was perfect, above and beyond. My wedding was really short notice like a week or two since my officiant canceled at last moment. I was sick the entire time we were planning the wedding and the day of the ceremony, so my communication with him was zero, he tried everything to reached me with no luck, until the day before the wedding. Please do not do this to him. Thank you Dr. Max High for made my special day even more special for me, my husband and family. And by the way the best price out there and excellence service. You will not find anybody better for your wedding. Book him with your eyes close and don't worry about your officiant, he is very patience, punctual, charismatic and charming; everything you need for you dream wedding. Don't look forward, he is the right person for the job. Thank you again Dr. Max High.
Dr. Max High Christian CounselingDr. Max High Christian Counseling
Thumbtack Customer
Rev. Rob put together a beautiful ceremony for our wedding. He even went above and beyond when we decided last minute to add a unity tree planting ceremony with our children. He did research on the tree we chose and put together beautiful wording for us. We received so many compliments from our guests following the ceremony on how much they loved it. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant.
Rev RobRev Rob
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