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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 Orlando wedding officiants
Pablo E T.
Pish was very pleasant, personable and professional. She would be an awesome choice for officiating any wedding.
Fantabulous Wedding OfficiantFantabulous Wedding Officiant
Hillary G.
I was very happy with Edna! However, she was unable to do our wedding due to a scheduling issue; her cousin officiated our ceremony. Edna is very responsive and professional, and I really appreciated her services! I highly recommend her or her cousin to anyone who is looking for a bilingual officiant! Our wedding was on 11/10/19.
Wedding Ceremonies by EdnaWedding Ceremonies by Edna
Hillary G.
We didn’t go through with Crystal, but I appreciate how sweet, professional, and responsive she was to my fiancé and I when we were trying to decide on officiants. I think you all should consider her when looking for a wedding officiant.
Ceremony by CrystalCeremony by Crystal
Thumbtack Customer
Mike did an outstanding job as our wedding officiant. The ceremony was beautiful. Mike was prompt, professional, friendly, and easy to work with. From our first contact to the rehearsal and through the ceremony, everything went as smoothly as I could have ever hoped or imagined. I highly recommend Mike Madawi and Cherished Ceremony if you are searching for a wedding officiant. Thank you Mike for helping make my wedding a day I will always remember. You were awesome!!!
Cherished CeremonyCherished Ceremony
Deondra M.
Esther.. thank you SO MUCH for officiating our wedding. To those reading this review, our wedding had to change suddenly from a courthouse wedding, to a a simple backyard wedding and we were worried about finding an officiant in such little time. Well I looked on Thumbtack and saw not only was she one of the more affordable officiants, but her reviews were really good! Well I messaged Esther, and she was able to officiate our ceremony. We didn't have time to write vows and because of our time crunch, and to simply put it, Esther made our vows very memorable with what she decided to write for us in such little time! The speech was heartfelt, our vows were heartfelt, and Antonio and I were very pleased with the service. It was such a pleasure meeting you Esther, and Antonio and I wish you all the best. God bless you.
Premier Weddings by EstherPremier Weddings by Esther
Thumbtack Customer
Michael was the officiant at our wedding. Michael was exceptional. Very professional. He made my wedding beautiful. I absolutely loved the vows and ceremony. I will recommend him to everyone. Thank you so much Michael.
Cherished CeremonyCherished Ceremony
Kristin D.
Ms. Tish was amazing! She not only officiated but she helped us all destress and helped us make sure we achieved our dream wedding with no setbacks❤
Fantabulous Wedding OfficiantFantabulous Wedding Officiant
Heather Z.
Thank you so much Ofelia for officiating our wedding. You delivered exactly what we wanted and we loved your warm and kind spirit during our special day. Thank you again!
Ofelia Wedding OfficiantOfelia Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
He was so kind and did an amazing job with my wedding. I was late but he was still very kind and understanding. His wording was beautiful and I would recommend him to anyone who wants the perfect officiant
Dr. Max High Christian CounselingDr. Max High Christian Counseling
Thumbtack Customer
Edna was an amazing officiant. She accommodated us in making the ceremony as church like as possible. She was able to proform the wedding in English and Spanish very well. Her attitude is part non. I Highly recommend Edna Bautista.
Wedding Ceremonies by EdnaWedding Ceremonies by Edna
Thumbtack Customer
Rob really put together a very beautiful ceremony reading. We are very thankful to have had him as our officiant, he really made our ceremony very meaningful. Our guests really felt the love we have for one another. I would recommend him to perform for your wedding.
Rev RobRev Rob
Thumbtack Customer
Vianka made our wedding very special! She came up with a very nice ceremony and met up with us before to go through the wording. she made us feel very comfortable and was very accommodating to our needs. She was very punctual. Vianka also went above and beyond by having her daughter take pictures and sending them the next day to us. We definately recommend her to everyone who needs a wedding officiant.
Vianka GilVianka Gil
Thumbtack Customer
Phenomenal officiant!! She made my wedding an exceptional occasion with all the support she provided up front and throughout the planning process. During the ceremony I, being a strong manly type, felt I was going to breakdown and turn into a weeping willow and Edna, being the amazing at what she does, said it was okay if I did..... That reaffirming word, her supportive nature, and professionalism makes her tops in my book. Oh, lest I forget she is super detail-oriented, my wife is detail-oriented and she loved working with Edna because she over delivered!!! If you're looking for an officiant look no further...Trust me you will not be disappointed.
Wedding Ceremonies by EdnaWedding Ceremonies by Edna
Ashley K.
Rocio did an amazing job helping us out when we were in a really difficult position and needed to find an officiant at the last minute for a wedding on property. She was super responsive and very personable and easy to coordinate with when it came to details for the ceremony. She did a beautiful job creating a ceremony that made our bride and groom very happy with the memories they'd created for their special day.
Bellissma Wedding Day Coordinator and OfficiantBellissma Wedding Day Coordinator and Officiant
Nicole S.
Absolutely amazing! We had our wedding rescheduled 4 time in other states due to covid. 4th time must have been the charm because we found Ne'keda! Her script was beautiful and exactly what we were looking for vs the officiants we had in other states. She was calm, cool, and collected as well as friendly and was able to schedule us 1 month before the offical day. Highly recommend!!! I love that we is LGBT+ friendly too! Amazing person to work with.
The Wedding OfficiantThe Wedding Officiant
Marie R.
Pastor Brian did a wonderful ceremony for me and my now husband. He responded quickly, accommodated us in such short notice (one day before wedding day) and he was very kind to drive almost 2 hours just to officiate our little ceremony in Daytona Beach. He prayed for both of us and I felt so much love and warmth. Anybody would be blessed to have Pastor Brian at any special ceremony. Thank you again Pastor, you have touched our lives and may you continue to do it to other people as well. More blessings to you!
Chosen For Him International MinistriesChosen For Him International Ministries
Thumbtack Customer
Completely unprofessional and a disappointing experience. After being in contact with Mike online and scheduling an in-person interview, he simply stood us up; never responding to our emails or answering our phone calls. Not only did we accommodate with a meeting location for his convenience but we wasted one of the only days we had in Orlando. My fiance and I no longer live here and we flew into Orlando specifically to handle wedding planning. Being stood up was not only an inconvenience for us, it robbed us of an opportunity to meet with another legitimate officiant. If you care about professionalism I would stay far away from Cherished Ceremony.
Cherished CeremonyCherished Ceremony
Lara L.
What a blessing these two are. My husband and I just knew that we found the perfect officiant when we began to talk to David and Toni. These two truly care very much about what they do and the people that they meet. I would give a hundred stars if I could. We felt like they were old friends of ours. They were so warm and inviting. The presence of the Lord is a must for my husband and I, and they truly are followers of Christ. When we do our vow renewal/wedding ceremony celebration next year we are planning to contact David and Toni again. We just love you guys so much, thank you!!
Weddings by David & ToniWeddings by David & Toni
Thumbtack Customer
I'm providing an update to my original rating. While I had an excellent experience during my ceremony, it has been almost two years and the photos I paid for as part of my contracted wedding package have never been sent to me. My mother and I both have contacted Edna on numerous occasions and were promised my wedding photos. To this date, they have never been received. My mother called again around Christmas because she wanted to make me an album and Edna told her they would be sent. TIt's September 15, 2017 and I still have NO picutures from my wedding ceremony. It's unfortunate because the once amazing experience has now become a sore spot. found Edna on Thumbtack and I'm so glad I did. After my fiancé and I decided to cancel our huge wedding and opt for a smaller more intimate ceremony I was in the need for an officiant who could perform the ceremony over the Thanksgiving holiday while my daughter was in town. Edna and her husband Ed did not disappoint. Her price was more than reasonable and she treated my wedding wants with a care and professionalism beyond my expectations. Edna made great recommendations for the ceremony and acted as a planner during the event. While her husband took pictures (which was such a pleasant surprise) she made a point to make sure all of the highlights were captured from our first kiss as a couple to cutting the cake, Edna was thoughtful, responsive and kind. Edna and Ed joined us for dinner afterward and made the event extra special with her warm personality and attention to every detail. I cannot say enough about her services. Top notch all the way and every detail was covered. My intimate ceremony was more than I ever imagined and was told by attendees that it was more beautiful than anticipated on such short notice. Choose Edna for your special day and you will not be disappointed.
Wedding Ceremonies by EdnaWedding Ceremonies by Edna
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