Find a wedding officiant near Alpharetta, GA

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Alpharetta, GA

5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"Marcia with Simply i do is amazing she was on time for our wedding she was very professional and so very accommodating."

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 49 reviews
5.0
(49)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
"Rev. Angela Patton was the officiant at our wedding on August 3rd 2013. She did an AMAZING job! We were SO impressed when she came to our home for the consultation, talking with her we felt as though we've known her for years! Prior to the ceremony, She proactively engaged communication (vows, ceremony schedule, final confirmation etc.) During the ceremony, the bride (guilty) was nearly 2 hours late and she never broke a sweat. She apologized to our guests and proceeded to perform a ceremony that flowed perfectly. We implemented a little bit of humor into our ceremony and vows (just being us) and she improvised as though everything was meticulously rehearsed. :-) We also have special circumstances and will require her services again and she offered before we could even ask. Rev. Angela Patton is a beautiful, God-fearing, loving, patient and extremely accommodating Officiant. Regardless of the type of ceremony/ideas you have in mind for you special day... There is absolutely NO WAY you will be disappointed w/ the professionalism and compassion of her service. Stop looking, you've found THE ONE! Thank you Rev. Patton for helping us to create the most beautiful day of our new life together, Latoya & Ronald"

$175

estimated cost

4.9
from 43 reviews
4.9
(43)
GREAT VALUE
  • 32 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
"Fred Forsh (Minister, Pastor, Wedding Officiant), married my Wife and I on November 22, 2014, and was a joy to work with. Mr. Forsh was easy to communicated to about scheduling and planning issues that arose during the beginning stages of the how, what, and when process. Mr. Forsh is a soft-spoken professional who was on time and prepared for the event. I would highly recommend using Mr. Forsh as your Wedding Officiant, you will not be disappointed, we weren’t."

$150

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 25 reviews
5.0
(25)
  • 22 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
"We have only had one marriage counseling visit so far.She has been very welcoming, neutral, and responsive ( this includes outside of the sessionas well)."

$150

estimated cost

4.9
from 20 reviews
4.9
(20)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr. McDaniel is a wonderful man that was on time and cared for our needs. Ask many questions to make sure our ceremony went as planned. If you need someone to do your wedding. He is definitely wedding officiant you need. Thank you Mr. McDaniel. !!!"

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"He and a helper loaded a 20 yard dumpster for me that had lots of old building materials. It wasn't a glamorous job but he got it done for me on a Sunday."

$100

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 53 reviews
5.0
(53)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
"Rick was fantastic! He handled everything so beautifully, and put my mind at ease with the ceremony. I couldn't have been more pleased! I highly recommend using Bless the Day Wedding Officiant - you will not be disappointed!"

$250

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 23 reviews
5.0
(23)
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"The Sacred Journey Services l, LLC provided us with a beautiful wedding ceremony in a very short amount of time. They touched our hearts by pinpointing our core values and highlighting them in our ceremony. They were also able to keep us calm throughout the unexpected circumstances that arose on our special day. We would definitely recommend them to family, friends, and associates."

$200

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"Nicole was the perfect officiant for our wedding ceremony! She was responsive to contacts prior to the wedding. We elected to not have a rehearsal as we had a very small ceremony. We sent her our personalized script for our ceremony. She showed up on time to the venue. Nicole was a pleasure to work with and made sure that her role was one less thing we had to stress about the day of the wedding!"

$175

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I am a down-to-earth and vibrant Senior Pastor who has conducted hundreds of weddings, in 22 years of ministry. I enjoy uniting couples together in holy matrimony, as well as performing pre-marital/marital counseling."

$150

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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