Find a bilingual wedding officiant near Slidell, LA

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Top 10 bilingual wedding officiants near Slidell, LA

Top Pro
5.0
from 91 reviews
5.0
(91)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 206 hires on Thumbtack
"Dr. Campbell was our wedding officiant and his services were outstanding and unique. He was available to my husband and I for any questions or concerns. Dr. Campbell and his wife Jackie are very sweet individuals...everyone was raving about the way the ceremony was conducted. Thanks again!! -Mr. & Mrs. Thomas"

$170

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"So excited can't wait for Dr.Benny J.Hornsby to marry us."

$125

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"On September 16, 2017 Boo married my daughter and new son in law. She is the sweetest, most caring wedding officiant. She incorporated everything the bride and groom asked for and offered wonderful suggestions that was added. She spent time with them before the wedding to provide the most comfortable relationship"

$275

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"We service the Greater New Orleans, Slidell, Gulfport, Mobile and Hammond areas. Others are available upon request at an additional fee. We do all wedding and funeral services and also baby dedications. We also provide pre and postmarital counseling. "

$300

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 98 reviews
5.0
(98)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Dale was an excellent choice to officiate our wedding. The communication leading up to was nothing less than perfect. We were given so many options and as much input as we wanted for our ceremony. We could not have asked for better service. Every thing went really smooth and my wife and I would highly recommend Pastor Dale to anyone who is looking for a wedding officiant. Thank you so much Pastor Dale"
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4.9
from 19 reviews
4.9
(19)
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
"Sharon was simply amazing. She agreed to officiate our ceremony just 8 days before our big day. We were coming to New Orleans from out of town and she is exactly who we needed to help us through the process and get prepared for our ceremony. She asked questions that would help to personalize our ceremony and make it special. The entire ceremony was meaningful & beautiful - it was perfect. She was kind and very supportive throughout this process, from the very first conversation. When I called with questions she guided us towards answers with exceptional patience. She even helped guide us through obtaining the waiver so the ceremony could be performed within 72-hours of applying for our marriage license. I am very thankful that she was able to officiate our wedding. A sincere and appreciative thank you."
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5.0
from 31 reviews
5.0
(31)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired Mrs. Terrebonne today for our wedding in August. She put me at great ease with the upcoming nuptials. She is very sweet and accommodating. My fiancé Stephen & I are looking forward to her officiating our ceremony. We plan to meet before the wedding to discuss our big day."
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5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
"Donna Gail was better than I could have asked for as an officiant! My wedding was small and untraditional and not at all choreographed. Donna came well prepared and read a simple and beautiful set of vows (we didn't bring our own). Thank you again, Donna :)"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 6 years in business
"My husband and I had gotten married at Woodridge Bed and Breakfast with Tim Fotsch as our officiant. We were so pleased with the service we now go back to the bed and breakfast for our anniversary. We couldn't ask for better service and hospitality. "
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Top Pro
4.9
from 14 reviews
4.9
(14)
  • 31 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"Dr Greer performed our wedding and he was excellent I would refer him to everyone looking for a officiant to do your wedding."
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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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