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  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Tamara was amazing, on short notice when my clergy could not follow through she took the time to get to know a little about us. She incorporated what she found out into our vows and the day could not have been better. I would recommend Tamara to anyone."
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"Juanita is a wonderful person and minister to work with. She did a great job marrying my husband and I... offered tips on the vows and service. She made it all go so smoothly, while making me feel like she was a best friend."
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  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I needed someone right away and she was able to make herself available for the date i needed. She met with me and my husband right away and got everything set up for our wedding. She kept in contact the entire time."
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"Amy was wonderful to work with. She gave us such helpful advice about how to make our ceremony fun and romantic. Many of our guests commented on how special and unique it was. Amy helped make it perfect and all about us! Could not be happier!"
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"Al officiated our wedding last July and was a dream to work with. Not only does he have presence and ability to command a space, he combines the perfect mix of gravitas and humor to make a wedding ceremony enjoyable and deeply special for everyone. He was beloved by us and our guests whom all wanted to connect with him after the ceremony. We had an amazing experience with Al and I give him my enthusiastic endorsement and recommendation."
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"It's your day and all about you. Let's do this your way."
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"I am a mobile notary/notary signing agent who has also been a paralegal for 3 years. I am willing to travel up to 100 miles to assist you!"
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"We are a FULL SERVICE Wedding studio! We offer complete wedding planning, decorating, officiating, floral design, uplighting and rental items! We are family owned and operated."
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"I will twerk your ceremony to the way you want it. Everything is looked over by the customer before the wedding day!"
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  • 2 years in business
"Whiteboard.Group exists to take a collaborative approach to all we do. There are times when you may need someone to point you in the right direction and ask the right questions, but ultimately you are the only in that can make the right decisions for you. We're here to help guide you and "whiteboard" stuff in your life so you can do what's right for you. We specialize in helping you become your best you in a variety of platforms such as life coaching, conferences, retreats, and seminars. We also have wedding officiants and premarital counselors in staff who also want to provide whatever possible so you can have the life you've always wanted."

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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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