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Top 10 Ministers near Westmont, IL

4.9
from 29 reviews
4.9
(29)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
"Bob was amazing. I live in San Antonio so I needed someone who could follow my vision without meeting in person. I met Bob literally as I was walking out to be wed and the ceremony was perfect. My family complimented on how wonderful his words were. I highly recommend Bob for any wedding."

$150

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 111 reviews
4.9
(111)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
"We contacted Mark 24 hours before we needed his services. He was very flexible and reliable. He was able to make our dream come to life. Thanks again!"

$200

estimated cost

4.9
from 59 reviews
4.9
(59)
GREAT VALUE
  • 40 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
"My partner and I both highly recommend the Reverend McDunn for your wedding ceremony. He was a breath of fresh air compared to all of those stuffy ministers we talked to. He was not judgmental and actually helped us to understand ourselves better throughout the wedding process. We were both tickled pink with the service and commitment set forth by Rev. McDunn"

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 3 years in business
"Britt was lovely to work with. She is very genuine and truly cares about making sure that everyone in the wedding ceremony feels comfortable and at easy. Her preparation was spot on and she was very responsive to our needs. Would highly recommend."

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"He was amazing . After breath conversation over the phone , he sent as scrip for seremony , it was amazing , short and beautiful . Exactly what we asked for . Wery friendly and personal . Felt like he's another friend in wedding , not a stranger . Very pleased"

$100

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 61 reviews
5.0
(61)
  • 22 years in business
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
"We were truly fortunate to have retained David. He's an engaged and thoughtful minister. He had a great command of the process and wedding party involved in our ceremony. Many of our guests praised his speech and service afterwards."

$350

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Elaine was a delight to work with. She is so patient and a great listener. Wedding planning can be a headache but even with how scatter-brained I became she somehow knew what I meant when I told her what I wanted for our ceremony. It was perfect!! She did a wonderful job! She spoke clearly and was calmly enthusiastic. She also takes the bride into consideration with every aspect. I have no complaints at all. It was a dream come true and her part was fantastic!"

$250

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 7 reviews
4.9
(7)
  • 24 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"So far so good! Minister Coleman is a very professional and knowledgeable person. I hired him for my upcoming wedding and I am already very pleased with the way he's been so attentive and helpful. I had so many questions, specific details of how I want things to be and he made me feel at ease about everything. He was patient and willing to go above and beyond for me so that I can be happy on my big day. I can't wait to update this review after the wedding. I will add pics after our big day."

$275

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 100 reviews
4.9
(100)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
"Ms Ross brought such a great energy to our meetings and to the event. We leaned on her expertise a lot and were very pleased by the result. Couldn't recommend her more for others looking for someone to help them with their wedding!"

$375

estimated cost

4.8
from 23 reviews
4.8
(23)
  • 21 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"From our initial phone conversation, we felt very comfortable being open with Rev. Porter. I enjoyed his laugh! He gave us some ideas that we'd never thought of and seems very willing to carry out what will be our dream ceremony, adding special touches. He suggested marriage counseling and really told us what the value is. We hadn't thought of doing this, but will after his recommendation. We look forward to meeting him and beginning this journey together."

$275

estimated cost

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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