Find a bilingual wedding officiant near Savannah, GA

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Top 10 bilingual wedding officiants near Savannah, GA

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"David and his wife were great to work with and made our day that much more special."

$150

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5.0
from 141 reviews
5.0
(141)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 53 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
"My husband and I are so thankful to Howard for serving as our wedding officiant! We could not have had a better experience. From the first time we spoke, to meeting, to the actual ceremony, Howard was kind, professional, and made us feel so comfortable. He offered us great advice for our marriage and was really flexible when it came to our actual ceremony script. He gave us the perfect wedding that was tailored to us as a couple. Howard did a wonderful job and we could not recommend him enough!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Reverend Exum was able to accommodate our last minute elopement wedding on the beach and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the ceremony. Customer service was excellent — phone calls were returned promptly, he arrived at the wedding site early, and incorporated our request for our personal vows along with the standard vows. We feel blessed!"

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Francesco's professionalism was clear from the start. Communicating with him was easy and he was very quick in responding to all my questions. The whole time he was at our event he was easy to work with and accommodating with our requests and the photos he delivered us were AMAZING! I am so happy we hired him for our wedding."
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4.8
from 21 reviews
4.8
(21)
  • 13 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
"Captain Longwater will not perform the wedding service until July but we did get a chance to meet with him to discuss the ceremony and it was a very pleasant meeting"
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4.9
from 8 reviews
4.9
(8)
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"Anita was prompt, professional, kind, and very affordable. If I need a notary again, I know who to call."
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5.0
from 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
  • 33 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor A.fuller was awesome, she did our marriage counseling.and wedding ceremony, my husband still talks about her great service today.she is well respected, and i will recommend her to anyone. "
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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 was super duper awesome for my wedding on March 26! We couldn't have asked for more better wedding officiant. She's very professional, friendly, and thorough and I HIGHLY recommend her. Thank you for making our day soooo special and memorable!! Truly satisfied with everything she provided. "
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Susan did a great job for our wedding. She worked with us back and forth until the vows were just perfect. We loved our ceremony so much that I hired her for my daughter's wedding also! I highly recommend this wonderful minister. She is patient and works very hard!"
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4.9
from 20 reviews
4.9
(20)
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
"Our wedding was planned for Folly Beach last weekend and outside (last weekend was when all the rain and flooding occurred). We had to make lots of changes through out the days. Lynsey not only made the long distance drive to Charleston; but then also dealt with terrible flooding to Folly Beach to marry us. She also did a fantastic job at the ceremony. We can never thank her enough. After all, it wouldnt have been a wedding without the officiant. "
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Q & A

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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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