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Top 10 Ministers near Erlanger, KY

4.9
from 79 reviews
4.9
(79)
GREAT VALUE
  • 31 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
"He is a great minster with a great sense of humor,down to earth and easy going.He can perform religious or non religious ceremonies and take you through it very easy"

$200

estimated cost

4.9
from 9 reviews
4.9
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"If we could give more stars we would..the ceremony was beautiful. It was a quick decision on a date and was a surprise to the guests and she helped us pull off our dream wedding!! Thank you so much!!!"

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"He did a fantastic job!! Couldn't have asked him to do any better"

$150

estimated cost

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5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
  • 32 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
"Tom was absolutely wonderful to deal with from the very beginning. I hired him with a very short notice because my first officiant backed out at the last minute. He came to me for a meeting to work around my crazy schedule and he put together the most beautiful ceremony for us. We received several compliments on him at our wedding. I highly recommend his services to anyone getting married. Oh... also very affordable. Perfect!"

$300

estimated cost

4.9
from 58 reviews
4.9
(58)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 12 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
"Working with Absolute was great! From our very first meeting to the wedding day itself, they were super super nice and just treated me like a friend. Like a friend would do, they made sure everything went exactly as I wanted. We used Absolute for photography, video, and day of coordination on our wedding day. Kim helped with everything! She made sure everything went according to plan and ran smoothly. We just recently got all of our pictures back and they were amazing! Everyone we worked with was always super nice, always went above and beyond, and was always very professional. I would recommend Absolute to anyone. They are wonderful!"
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5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
  • 7 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
"Outstanding! The ceremony was exactly how i wanted it!! Absolutely wonderful job. If you are looking for a polite, professional minister for your wedding this is exactly who you want. "
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5.0
from 59 reviews
5.0
(59)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
"We were so fortunate to have Kevin officiate our wedding. He was very thoughtful and careful in helping us plan the ceremony, itself, a took a lot of time in meeting with us, learning about us as individuals and then as a couple, and putting together the ceremony. His guidance was invaluable. He also pretty much ran our rehearsal, and our ceremony would not have come together so well without his help and experience. He seems like a very kind, accepting, loving person and was just what we needed for such a critical part of the wedding day. The most important part.... the ceremony. Thank you, Kevin. We will definitely send pictures when we get them in. Sincerely, Layton and Veeta Gibson"
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Top Pro
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Loved getting to work with Elliott in youth ministry in Kansas City. High energy smart guy that I need to find a way to work with or hang out with again!"
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Upon first nearing she was super nice and very supportive. She also went out of her way to make sure our ceremony was original."
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Top Pro
4.8
from 29 reviews
4.8
(29)
  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"We got Married August 20, 2016, and Gregory Baylor was our Minister ... He allowed us to write our own vows plus he helped us put together a beautiful ceremony that fit me and my husband. His personality and compassion was awesome and we would recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding or any other service . He was on time and a pleasure to work with. "
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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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