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7. One Goal Productions
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  • Serves Pensacola, FL
Gulf Coast's Most Requested Officiant is now on Wedding Wire Are you looking for a FUN officiant who is down to earth, yet professional??? Tom Coverly the owner, founder, and pastor (wedding officiant) for a nonprofit ministry called, OneGoalProductions. For the past 20+ years, Tom has found incredible joy in helping couples solidify their love through marriage. He will go above and beyond to ensure your ceremony is exactly how you dreamed it to be. Tom will offer suggestions if you need them for vows, but; ultimately this is YOUR special day. You will quickly see how easy going Tom is and his genuine spirit to strive to know you and your story. Your friends and family that attend the wedding, will hear the personal touches making it feel like Tom has known you forever. Experience Tom isn’t only a officiant — he is also a professional comedian, magician, and motivational speaker who has appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, and AMC. He has entertained numerous celebrities (cast of Batman VS Superman Movie, Amber Montanta of Nickelodeon show Haunted Hathaways, CSI New York, Duck Dynasty & more), and in the past decade, he has performed for nearly four million people around the world. Services Offered Tom Coverly is dedicated to making your dream wedding ceremony a beautiful reality. He has experience providing officiant services for a variety of celebrations, including christian and non-religious ceremonies. Some of the services he offers to make this possible include: Customized vows Elopements Formal events Vow renewals Christian | Non denominational | Non-religious Ceremony Rehearsal (if needed) Packages $525 Package - Includes initial advance meeting (in person in Pensacola) or online via Skype or FaceTime to get to know each other and to discuss wedding plans ideas, unlimited questions via email/phone calls and officiate your ceremony. $725 Package - Includes all of the above plus the rehersal the day/night before. Highly recommened for weddings including a wedding party. Details - Tom Coverly performs weddings including; Mobile, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Key, Pensacola, Fort Walton, Destin & Panama City Beach. Rates above include travel for ceremonies within 30 miles of Pensacola, FL.! .65 cents per mile round trip from Pensacola otherwise. Gratuity not included. Add On's $300 Close-up Magic - Tom can also be your entertainment for your special day. Imagine Tom entertaining your guest at the reception after the ceremony while you and your wedding party take pictures. Tom will provide up to one hour of close-up magic table to table. This is an amazing way to help spice up the awkward time of waiting for the wedding party to show up for the reception. This price is an exclusive price if Tom officiates your wedding. The normal rate is $1500+ $700 Stage Magic - Imagine Tom entertaining your guest at the reception for the wedding party and all your guests. Tom will provide a 30-45 minute all ages, family friendly comedy magic show in front of the room (no stage needed). This is a perfect way to add extra entertainment to your reception, especially if there is no DJ or dancing. His normal show fee on tour ranges from $3,500-$10,000 per show. $875 Combo Magic Deal - close up & stage show. $1,400 Everything Deal - rehearsal if needed, wedding day ceremony & close up and stage entertainment.See more


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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.

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.

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.

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 Pensacola wedding officiants
Davina F.
Best wedding officiant! Very nice, caring, and professional!
C&M Smith Mobile Notary LLCC&M Smith Mobile Notary LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Darlene was absolutely wonderful. She did an exceptional job at officiating our wedding. She was very well prepared and did an excellent job communicating with my husband and I. She also did a good job at making the ceremony funny easing the nervousness.
Say I DoSay I Do
Avery p.
Everything was perfect! He was early to the appointment, price point was well worth it as he gave amazing work quality for having less than 24 hours to officiant for my wedding "ceremony". Responded quickly! Super kind and offered wonderful advice, definitely recommend booking with Reverend Kevin Gutshall!
Rolling ReverendRolling Reverend
Thumbtack Customer
Reverend Gutshall you are truly a blessing. You were there on time and were very courteous. We came late and not to mention we forgot the marriage certificate. You took extra time out your day to travel to our reception hall and sign the marriage certificate. We are so appreciative of you and would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You were another necessary piece to our new puzzle of life. I recommend Reverend Gutshall services to anyone needing an officiant for their wedding in Florida he's the best .
Rolling ReverendRolling Reverend
Alicia S.
Our previous officiant retired and we needed to find a new one with little time before our wedding. Charolett was extremely responsive and quick to answer any questions I had. If she didnt know the answer she went above and beyond to find it. She helped us find a plan B when plan A was uncertain because of covid. During the ceremony, she stuck to the script and was able to add different readings that we wanted. Charolett really did an amazing job and helped us have a laid back ceremony with less nerves than we expected to have. Thank you a million times Charolett!!
C&M Smith Mobile Notary LLCC&M Smith Mobile Notary LLC
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