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4.9
from 161 reviews
4.9
(161)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 300 hires on Thumbtack
"From our first meeting with Rob to our wedding everything was phenomenal. Rob was very well with communicating with us about times and had several insights that helped us with planning. I could contact Rob at any time and he would get back to me within minutes. Cannot thank him enough for how well the rehearsal and ceremony went!"

$200

estimated cost

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!!!"

$200

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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

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4.4
from 7 reviews
4.4
(7)
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Chrysanthia was wonderful. The ceremony was so sweet and sh was gracious enough to let us have the ceremony in her beautiful yard. "

$200

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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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Top Pro
4.9
from 7 reviews
4.9
(7)
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"Kurt was great! He was quick to respond and meet every need we had. Did an amazing job with the ceremony and was full of great personality!!"
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 24 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Dr. Glenn Douglass surpassed all expectations. His knowledge, wisdom and approach to counseling were effective and enjoyable. His sessions are applicable to everyday life and my relationship. He was able to help us identify strengths and areas of self improvement. Overall, I truly value his expertise and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for counseling."
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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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4.6
from 5 reviews
4.6
(5)
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired these guys to hang some cabinets and repair a few things around the house. They always came when they said they would and were very professional and friendly. I'm happy with the cost of everything and will be calling them in the future."
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Steve is one of the nicest people that we have ever met! He made our wedding a better experience for EVERYONE. He is so easy to work with and has such a positive outlook. Great wedding officiant. I would recommend Steve to ANYONE looking for a wedding officiant. "
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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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