Find a bilingual wedding officiant near Marietta, GA

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Top 10 bilingual wedding officiants near Marietta, GA

4.9
from 39 reviews
4.9
(39)
  • 4 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
"Robert was great he worked with me and my family to make sure that we had the best he could offer. I recommend him to anyone who needs a wedding officiant! !"
$150
estimated cost
4.7
from 124 reviews
4.7
(124)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
"We really enjoyed working with Craig, very professional, knows what he’s doing as an officiant. Our wedding ceremony was stressless because of him. Thanks!"
$150
estimated cost
5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
  • 2 years in business
  • 38 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."
$160
estimated cost
5.0
from 50 reviews
5.0
(50)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
"Wedding officiant. We were married 11/6/16. The process was smooth, my vision was executed. The price was reasonable. Rev. Patton was well-dressed for the ceremony. Very sweet, kind, and easy-going. She was timely."
$175
estimated cost
4.9
from 45 reviews
4.9
(45)
GREAT VALUE
  • 32 years in business
  • 85 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
4.9
from 51 reviews
4.9
(51)
  • 10 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
"My husband and I could not have had a better ceremony! Rev. Alvarado truly made the nerves and the worries nonexistent. His bilingual ceremony was beautifully written and it really accommodated those who only spoke Spanish and those who only spoke English. We would definitely recommend him to anybody looking for a wedding officiant!"
$225
estimated cost
4.9
from 20 reviews
4.9
(20)
  • 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 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Brantley did an amazing job blessing me and my husband's union. He was personable and professional and we are very pleased with his services. Couldn't have asked for a better officiant for our wedding. Thank you so much!"
$150
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 53 reviews
5.0
(53)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
"Everything was awesome, my original wedding officiant cancelled on me day of our wedding (crazy, right?) I called "Bless The Day" Wedding officiant and many others in a rush merely hours before my wedding and he got here just in time. The other officiants that I called didn't pick up the phone. I would give him ten stars if I could; I should have went with him in the first place, he was professional, organized, punctual, and very calm. If you are reading this, please hire this guy. He's a lifesaver!"
$250
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Everything was awesome.. she responded accordingly. Very professional.. I loved her❤️"
$150
estimated cost

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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.

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