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5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"Called her while at the courthouse while getting a marriage license assuming the judge did it there. Got her card and went out in the hall and we met in an hour. She made my day more special than I had planned ❤❤❤❤"

$150

estimated cost

4.7
from 123 reviews
4.7
(123)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
"Craig initially met us at the venue and answered all of our questions before the wedding. He was very detailed in all of our communications. He's extremely friendly and received nothing but positive feedback from our friends and family members during the wedding. He was quick to bring us our drinks once we sat down and followed up to ensure we were fully taken care of. He's professional, punctual, outgoing and an outstanding person. Thanks for everything, Craig."

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 49 reviews
5.0
(49)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
"Rev. Angela Patton performed our wedding ceremony at our home. She is a wonderful woman that is qualified to make your vision come true. From our first meeting to the actual ceremony Rev. Angela was very professional, pleasant and has a wonderful sense of humor. I was blessed to have her perform our ceremony. "

$175

estimated cost

4.9
from 43 reviews
4.9
(43)
GREAT VALUE
  • 32 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
"Rev Forsh was great. He quickly contacted me and we had a few conversations about what I wanted for my wedding. He was professional, prompt and followed my desires to a tee. He was pleasant and has a wonderful sense of humor. He's an excellent choice for your wedding or event. He saved the day for us after our original minister pulled out weeks prior to the event. Thank you so much for your service. We appreciate you. God bless! "

$150

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 25 reviews
5.0
(25)
  • 22 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
"We've tried out many counselors in the past but just couldn't find the right fit. My husband and I knew Dr. Fultz was the right counselor for our family after our first phone conversation while scheduling our appointment. Meeting her in person just confirmed our gut feeling about her. She started on-time, actively and carefully listened to us, she gave us the 'rules of engagement' that we continue to practice today. Having her in our life has made our marriage stronger, we're able to communicate better with far more transparency and understanding. She has given us so much hope. We would definitely recommend her to any couple planning to get married OR to those who have been married for many years. She has been such a light for us."

$150

estimated cost

4.9
from 20 reviews
4.9
(20)
  • 2 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
"Doyle went from an option among many to a totally essential and integral part of our wedding, in retrospect. He is a real crowd pleaser and a mavrick at his craft. He and his wife are super great folks and added more than just a minister & officiant to our wedding, since I now consider him a friend. I highly recommend Doyle McDaniel to anyone seeking a minister or wedding officiant."

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I was little hesitant when I hired Thomas aka Josh through Thumbstack as he did not had any reviews. But I am glad I took the chance. Josh and his FIL George both were very respectful and professional in their work. They were at home for almost 10 hrs and even though it's little too soon to see how long the work will last, so far I am happy about all the work they have done. We have already recommended him to our neighbors. Good work guys, keep it up !! Hoping to work with you again in future."

$100

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 53 reviews
5.0
(53)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
"Rich was very professional throughout the entire process. We were admittedly apprehensive about booking a minister through this service, yet Rick was beyond impressive. He put on a beautiful ceremony and made us a better couple during our counseling session. I definitely recommend Rick's services."

$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

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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