Find a minister near Macon, GA

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Top 10 Ministers near Macon, GA

5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 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

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5.0
from 53 reviews
5.0
(53)
GREAT VALUE
  • 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."

$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

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Everything was awesome.. she responded accordingly. Very professional.. I loved her❤️"

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Ms Telly was fantastic! She worked with us very closely and even made changes the day before and offered the day of to make any last minute changes if we wanted. We couldn't have asked for anything better. It was everything we hoped for and much more. Thank you sooo much Telly!"

$150

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 49 reviews
4.9
(49)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
"Minister Jennifer Hassouna was wonderful. She made us feel comfortable. We laughed during our vows to stop from crying and although it was a serious moment it was also funny. Thanks for uniting me and my kingin shining armor. #TEAMFIELDS"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Jeremy was awesome! He did our rehearsal and wedding. Jeremy got to everything before us and was very punctual. He even helped us with our vows. Everyone enjoyed Jeremy."

$300

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 19 reviews
5.0
(19)
  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Paul was very accommodating, and put a lot of work into making our special day special. He made himself available throughout the process of designing the ceremony, all the way up to the big day itself. Ours was a small ceremony, and when one of our guests was running behind due to traffic, Pastor Paul shifted the ceremony back to allow all our guests to be there with no trouble at all. Everything was professional quality and beautifully done, and the photos he took will help us to always remember our big day."
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Top Pro
4.9
from 38 reviews
4.9
(38)
  • 2 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
"This is one of the most positive, flexible, and people connected ministers that I have ever met. He did a tremendous job of making our wedding exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend this gentleman to anyone who was looking to get married"
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5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
"Rev. Katrina Salter-Wood and I were college buddies from Tift College. Katrina is a caring individual and has great compassion for people including myself who is hearing impaired. She mentors individuals and helps them meet their potential to the fullness. I have worked alongside her in ministries very well and have witness many lives touched by her compassion over the years and continue to do so. In July of 2013, family and friends gathered for a beach wedding. Rev. Katrina had the privilege of marrying my nephew, Brian to Shelley along with two of their awesome children, Colby (5) and Kendyl (5 mo.), who was also included into the family commitment ceremony at Tybee Island. I thought was very valuable and thoughtful that the children had a place in the wedding. Colby loved it and thought it was cool. The couple was counseled by Rev. Karina throughout the year as they prepared the wedding which was a great success. Brian and Shelley would not have had it any other way, they appreciated everything Katrina has done for them. The wedding ceremony on the beach was very inviting and I would have wanted the same thing for myself. Rev. Katrina has exceptionally outstanding wisdom and ability to relate to others and has helped individuals with her leadership and counseling abilities. She has ability to make everyone feel important. I value our friendship today and years to come."
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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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