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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Florence, KY

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"He was absolutely amazing at officiating our wedding!!! I would highly recommend to anyone looking for someone like him!! Hands down the best around!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU DID!!!"

$100

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Jennifer was truly outstanding. Her calm demeanor and thoroughness carried us through the jitters of wedding day. We give her two thumbs up"

$200

estimated cost

4.9
from 79 reviews
4.9
(79)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 31 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
"We booked Adolfo for our wedding a year in advance. He touched base with us to ensure he had everything to do a good job. He suggested a ceremony script and asked for the final version 2 weeks-a month before our wedding so he could practice it. He was well groomed and wore a nice suit. He did an excellent job reading our script, adding a couple of humourous flourishes to lighten the mood. He seemed to genuinely enjoy officiating. I would absolutely recommend him to other couples."

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 13 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Great experience! Took the time to make sure everything was how we wanted it."

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"She’s the best! She pours her heart and soul into everything she does. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience with a better person."

$200

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
GREAT VALUE
  • 32 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
"We want to thank Thomas for his great service! We would highly recommend him for your wedding ceremony. "

$300

estimated cost

4.9
from 58 reviews
4.9
(58)
  • 12 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
"Our wedding weekend was absolute chaos! Stolen cars, missing linens, missing suits (in stolen car), mass flooding in the city, running late in general on the wedding day. The one thing I never gave a second thought about was our dj and music. I knew that Rick and the guys with absolute had everything covered and it would be exactly what he had promised and gone over with us. He was the easiest vendor to get in touch with, we made so many changes and we got nothing but kindness and help. I cannot begin to thank you guys for the amazing reception atmosphere you provided and the peace of mind we had having you on our side with the plans for the wedding. Our wedding turned out perfectly and our reception was the perfect party for us! Having been to other absolute events, the personalization you provide to each couples wants is such a blessing! Again, we cannot thank you enough for your amazingness!!!! The Cardwells"
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Top Pro
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Elliot was great!! We are so glad we chose him to marry us. He helped a lot with rehearsal and the day of the wedding. He is great man and helped make our wedding ceremony extra beautiful!"
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 5 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"My husband and I hired Nate to be our wedding officiant and he was great. He helped us get ready for our wedding vows and handled all the paperwork on his end so we didn't have to worry. Even though my husband and I aren't religious, we really wanted Nate to be our officiant because he does so much for the LGBTQ community including creating LGBTQ affirming spaces in the churches he works for. Nate was great about respecting our wishes to keep the ceremony secular, and he was still able to make the ceremony meaningful for us. Nate is especially gifted with words both written and spoken, so I know he will be able to provide a profound ceremony for all his future clients! Thank you Nate for helping make our special day especially unique for us."
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5.0
from 59 reviews
5.0
(59)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Kevin Carpenter was amazing to work with. I contacted him on a very short notice to be the officiant for our wedding. We were not able to meet before the Rehearsal Dinner, so we spoke via phone and email. He was extremely prompt and helpful with putting together our ceremony. My husband and I are both nervous people, my husband more than myself, but he made everything stress-free and relaxed. During the ceremony, he noticed that my husband was getting nervous and he whispered to us both that we were almost there and everything was okay. It was very comforting. The ceremony turned out to be amazing. A day I will never forget! I cannot thank you enough Pastor Kevin for all of your help."
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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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