Find a wedding officiant near Honolulu, HI

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Honolulu, HI

Top Pro
4.9
from 17 reviews
4.9
(17)
GREAT VALUE
  • 39 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
"Kahu Dean was exceptional. We planned a very intimate wedding. We met punctually the day of the ceremony at exactly the time and place we wanted. We will never forget this. I would highly recommend Kahu Dean to everyone. Very professional and insightful. Words cannot convey the feeling. Thank you!!!"

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 6 years in business
"We have an absolutely beautiful wedding the planning was fantastic the location was incredible thank you"

$245

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 40 reviews
4.9
(40)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 20 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
"Rev. Jim was just the sweetest person. We met over coffee, got to know each other and that was it. The next time we saw Rev. Jim was the day of the wedding. He was there with the groom and best man awaiting my arrival and after a stressful week and hoping that everything would go smooth, he made me feel at ease. I joined him and the groom(my husband) and what happened after was just perfect. He is a down to earth, really chill kinda Rev. full of love and makes you feel at ease on the most stressful day. Nothing but Aloha for you...Needa catch up soon over coffee again...Much mahalo for your service and much blessings to you Rev. Jim -Lei and Shane Kumura"
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Top Pro
4.8
from 33 reviews
4.8
(33)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 12 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
"My parents renewed their vows for their 50th wedding anniversary after celebrating on a dinner cruise off Honolulu. It was a surprise to them when Michael showed up. We didn't tell them we had some vows written for them. Michael officiated poolside with the exchange of the Lei, re-blessed the rings in a koa bowl full of seawater to cleanse away the hard times and refresh anew their future of good times. Even my small son was able to participate. Michael played the "Hawaiian Wedding Song" then the top ten hits from 1966. He made the day extra special for all of us, my Mother and Father most of all. They truly deserved it."
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5.0
from 19 reviews
5.0
(19)
  • 18 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"Angela was the perfect officiant for our wedding! She was so professional and helpful with all aspects of our ceremony. She communicated often & promptly. When obtaining our license, the clerk saw that Angela was performing our ceremony & said that she was wonderful...and she was! Angela even braved an impending hurricane to get to us and never was bothered by the weather! In fact, she brought along her husband to hold umbrellas over us. Angela is the best! Highly recommended!"
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4.9
from 16 reviews
4.9
(16)
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"We HIGHLY recommend Mark and Carrie with no hesitation (no bias opinion here.) Mark and his wife Carrie was super amazing and helpful. They are both very easy to talk to and work with. Mark made it very easy for us to follow for both the vows and also directing my parents who walked me down the aisle with limited English understood what to do with his hand gestures. Mark's speech was calm and kind with appropriate humor absolutely perfect. There are some weddings where officiants would just ramble on forever but Mark's speech was just right not too long or short. Our ceremony went smoothly and we couldn't be happier. Thank you both so much for making our special day stress free and memorable!"
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4.8
from 23 reviews
4.8
(23)
  • 33 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"We asked for the impossible and Pastor Paul delivered! We dreamt about a wedding qith Endabgered Hawaiian Sea turtles in attendance. Pastor Paul brought us to Laniakea beach and married us with the turtles by our sides! Thank you Astor Paul"
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Marcus was fantastic to work with! He took the time to really learn what we wanted in a ceremony, and was there every step of way with positive encouragement. Our friends and family had so many good things to say about the wonderful job Marcus did as the Officiant and MC of our wedding."
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4.9
from 9 reviews
4.9
(9)
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I am aware that Hanai Events often handles large events with big budgets but they were more than happy to handle my and my wife's desire for a very simple wedding ceremony on a tight budget. Jeremy Neal was a charming and warm officiant. All in all, we were very satisfied."
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New on Thumbtack
  • 2 years in business
"If you want a simple Non-demonitational Wedding, you found the right person! You tell me what you want, and we will make it work!"

$120

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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