Find a minister near Lauderhill, FL

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Top 10 Ministers near Lauderhill, FL

4.8
from 129 reviews
4.8
(129)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
"Judge Rob was amazing!!!! From our first meeting, we knew we had the right person for our wedding. Rob was prompt, asked many questions, took many notes and in the end delivered a beautiful ceremony that didn't leave a single dry eye in the audience. He was great at rehearsal, making suggestions and orchestrating events. He became our MC after the ceremony and beautifully directed the events. We felt like a member or our own family had married us."

$190

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Needed some documents notarized, she was quick, met me at my place of work, and charged me very fair considering she came to me. "

$100

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Robinson was awesome on time and so considerate he is a must use for your special day!!! Thank you!!"

$175

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"We are so Happy we got Russel to marry us.. He was so helpfull before the wedding taking his time to meet us and get to know us.. He made our day very speciel.. He sid it very personal, wich was perfect for us.. Everybody loved him! thank you Russel!! You are a star!!!"

$175

estimated cost

4.7
from 15 reviews
4.7
(15)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"Rev. Steve preformed our wedding at Gulfstream Beach it was absolutely wonderful! He went way above and beyond to accommodate our wishes. He made sure everything went well and was like part of our family. We are already recommending him to our family members that are planning their wedding within the next year. We would have given him 10 stars but 5 was the highest rating."

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"We were coming in from abroad. Notary Fort Lauderdale came to our hotel. Very professional and helpful."

$225

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 11 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Angel was so amazing. He was completely understanding of the type of ceremony we wanted. He did not try to push any of his ideas or beliefs onto us; he listened to what we wanted and performed a beautiful ceremony. He arrived perfectly on time, waited patiently for everything to start and for us to get our license organized, and was very helpful when it came to letting the groom and groomsmen know what to do. He answered every email right away and always kept in touch. He was available to chat over skype as well. I would use him again and again :)"

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 4 years in business
"Lunch catered. Was excellent! Hope Lion Press hires Sweet Cheeks again for lunch. "

$225

estimated cost

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"I attended a wedding that Rabbi Melinda did in South Florida. She did a very nice service! So good in fact that we are going to have her back for another family members wedding."

$360

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"We are so glad that we met and had Rafael as our officiant. He was able to customize our entire ceremony for what worked for us as a couple. He is a great writer (which I am not), and he was able to make everything sound so much better. We loved being able to have him say some funny parts in our vows, and he had great delivery with our jokes/sarcasm. I would recommend him to anyone who isn't looking for a pastor at their ceremony, and they want to have someone who can create a ceremony that works exactly for their personality and vision."

$300

estimated cost

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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