Find a wedding officiant near Crawfordsville, IN

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Crawfordsville, IN

Top Pro
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Bobby was amazing. He works with you to make sure you get exactly the ceremony you want. He even asked us our wedding colors and if we wanted him to wear something specific. He's the best and i would 1000% recommend him to be your officiant."

$100

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 40 reviews
5.0
(40)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
"Dave was amazing for our wedding day! From the first meeting until the big day he was of great help and assistance, listened to us, great to talk to, and truly got to know us. Would recommend Dave to anyone looking for a great officiant for their wedding. Thanks again Dave!!"

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 4 years in business
"If I could give Liz a 10 star rating, I would! She was absolutely fantastic to work with and always responded to emails within an hour or two. She completely customized our wedding to tell OUR love story. She showed up early to help set up and offered to stay until everything was cleaned up! She always sent emails or hand written cards (how awesome is that?!) to let us know she was looking forward to our big day. We even received multiple compliments from some of our wedding guests as to how professional, kind, helpful and what a total sweetheart she was overall. Highly, highly recommend her! The Fair's 08.26.16"

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"Everyone willing to have an open, honest and spirit filled pre-marital counseling should totally go with Chesla! Each question stirred in us the curiosity to want to know more about each other; it was a reassurance that we do not need to know everything about each other before getting married, but we must be willing and intentional to always discover each other in the big and little things of life. Chesla did not only provide a great pre-marital counseling (it’s been a year now, and we still talk about it!), but she was quite thoughtful to deliver a homily that reflected our spiritual life, religious views, and above all our story and relationship essence."

$500

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 28 reviews
4.9
(28)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
"Have hired him and excited to work with him on my 2018 wedding. Will write review after the wedding as well."
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4.8
from 31 reviews
4.8
(31)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 14 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
"We contacted J to officiate our May 2013 wedding at Allerton Mansion in Monticello. We met with him a few months before hand at a Panera to get to know each other and work out ceremony details. Everything went great and I was confident that our ceremony would be exactly what I wanted. On the day of, everything was exactly as we had planned (except for the weather!) and I'm so very happy we had J as our officiant. He's one of the vendors that I missed being in contact with once the wedding was over. Price was very reasonable.. if anything, I'd say too low! :)"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 17 years in business
"You know that moment when you are watching a wedding in a movie and you can feel the love shining through? That moment when the words spoken during the ceremony brings tears to your eyes? Well, my wedding ceremony was much like that. Jenette turned my husband’s and my love story into a beautiful movie. We met a few times prior to the wedding to talk about how my husband and I met, when we knew that each other were the one, and shared stories of our relationship. Jenette took the stories that we shared and made them into one beautiful script. She also had great ideas for the ceremony such as giving a rose to each of our mother’s; which is something that we would have never thought about doing. Jenette was there for us every step of the way and never hesitated to give her advice and answer any question that we had. She was genuinely excited and happy to share our special day with us. As a child I always dreamed of my perfect wedding day – Jenette made my perfect wedding that much more remarkable. I could not have been more pleased with Jenette as our officiant. I would and have recommended her to everybody who is getting married!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"After the sudden death of my 28-year-old daughter a few weeks ago, I found myself completely lost for the first time in my life. There were so many decisions that had to be made at a time when I was least capable. My daughter Rachel was a kind and loving young woman who left behind a young son, nine adoring brothers and sisters, and a large circle of family and friends. Knowing that we needed healing through a meaningful release of emotion and grief - and we all needed to do it together - I had to find someone who would be gentle with our family and respectful of Rachel's memory. The proper someone needed to touch our hearts and help us pull through the darkest time of any of our lives. Stacey was that someone. She met with our family to understand what we needed. When we weren't certain, she asked questions that brought clarity and guided us with helpful suggestions. The eulogy that she prepared and delivered captured Rachel's essence perfectly. Stacey was strong and powerful for us when we needed it and quiet and loving when we cried. She was excellent with the twenty-somethings who were anguished in their grief and supportive and respectful of our senrior family members. She was appropriately present and at all times, she was attentive to our needs. Our huge multi-ethnic and multi-religion family felt comfort in Stacey's presence as we said our good-byes to our angel. I highly encourage anyone in the heartbreaking position of laying a loved one to rest, to place their trust in Stacey. She will make you feel at ease, and allow you to focus on yourself and your family, which is what you need during such a time."
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"Mike was incredible. We waited until the last minute to find an officiant for our wedding and he was very flexible with us. He allowed us to choose the type of ceremony we wanted and was available to meet just days before the wedding. He came to and lead the rehearsal for no additional fee. On top of all of that, he was just a pleasure to work with. He is a wonderful, kind human being and does weddings simply because he loves them- and it shows!! I would recommend him to anyone in need. Thanks again mike!!!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"J.D. was the perfect officiant for our wedding. We wanted to keep our ceremony short yet personal and J.D. did an amazing job with making the ceremony feel like our own. It was perfect and we couldn't have asked for a better person to do it! Thank you!"
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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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