Find a wedding officiant near Overland Park, KS

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Overland Park, KS

Top Pro
4.7
from 30 reviews
4.7
(30)
GREAT VALUE
  • 13 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
"Where do I start? What a perfect person for a perfect wedding. You made our wedding day the best it could be. We are so happy to have been able to share it with such a wonderful person. You made all of our dreams come true. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. With a wedding, you only have one chance to get it right. You were perfect and we "Thank You" so much for making it the happiest day of our lives. Your the best!! I hope each person the uses your services.... whether it be a wedding , yoga, or whatever it may be..... find as much happiness with you as we did. Thank you so much."

$110

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"He was Very attentive generous and concern help me with my situation and was willing to go the extra mile to make my day of my life come true overall amazing"

$130

estimated cost

5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
GREAT VALUE
  • 13 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Laura was our officiant at our wedding this past October and we couldn’t be more happy with our experience. My husband and I aren’t very traditional but some of our family members are and Laura made a beautiful blended ceremony where everyone could be happy. She met with us before hand, got to know us a bit, and went above and beyond her duties. She’s organized, punctual, and easy to talk to! We’re so blessed to have had her be apart of our wedding. Thank you, Laura!"

$250

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 27 reviews
4.9
(27)
  • 16 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
"Was a little skeptical at first when he said it was his first wedding but we took a chance and we're very impressed. He was flexible, responsive, and did an amazing job. He definitely knows what he's doing, is a great speaker and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to get married"

$300

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 148 reviews
4.9
(148)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor David Russell officiated at our recent wedding in Innsbrook, Missouri. Upon originally meeting with him we knew he would do a great job. Prior to the wedding the communication was great and he included our grandsons in the wedding party. He set a very warm, cordial atmosphere for our wedding, family and friends joining us for the reception and offering the blessing. He would be highly recommended by Jerry and Roberta Simpson."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor John made my son's wedding the most special day. Thank you so much."

$300

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 59 reviews
4.9
(59)
  • 8 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Asher was the officiant for our wedding ceremony. He showed excellent leadership while conducting himself as a servant for our special day. If you desire a God honoring ceremony, you can't do better!"
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Top Pro
4.9
from 36 reviews
4.9
(36)
  • 28 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
"Brent was the perfect officiant for our wedding. He was great at organizing things and did research on the two of us to make for the most personal and touching ceremony we could hope for. Thank you so much Brent!"
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Top Pro
4.8
from 48 reviews
4.8
(48)
  • 8 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
"Derrick was the DJ for our wedding on 12/20/2014. We had a great time at our event, and the dance floor was full throughout the evening. He did a great job of working with us before the event, and played all of the requests from our guest. Derrick was also very helpful in guiding us through the events of the night. I would definitely recommend him for your event."
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4.9
from 47 reviews
4.9
(47)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
"Steve was helpful throughout the months leading up to our wedding and thewedding day itself. He wasn't overbearing, was very kind, and had a go with the flow mentality. The ceremony was perfect for my wife and I and everything went off without a hitch. Despite changing venue locations 3 times, the last being just hours before the wedding thanks to Mother Nature."
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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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