Find a wedding officiant near Grandville, MI

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Grandville, MI

4.5
from 71 reviews
4.5
(71)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 34 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
"Rev. Gilbert did a wonderful job. We planned our wedding in 17 days, Alice was patient, flexible and understanding with our busy schedules. She did so much legwork and made it so easy for us!! She went above and beyond what we expected and made blending our family a primary focus of our ceremony. It was beautiful and our guests raved as well!! We couldn't have asked for anything more ♡ Thank you Rev. Gilbert!"

$175

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Absolutely amazing! She made sure we were aware of everything and also helped us out with suggestions on what we should do. Overall it was a beautiful wedding and it was amazing."

$200

estimated cost

4.7
from 15 reviews
4.7
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
"Cynthia was a great wedding officiant. Our ceremony was personalized and was a seamless and memorable experience for my husband and I and our guests. I would recommend her to anyone looking to have an unforgettable wedding ceremony."

$175

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 4 years in business
"If I could give Liz a 10 star rating, I would! She was absolutely fantastic to work with and always responded to emails within an hour or two. She completely customized our wedding to tell OUR love story. She showed up early to help set up and offered to stay until everything was cleaned up! She always sent emails or hand written cards (how awesome is that?!) to let us know she was looking forward to our big day. We even received multiple compliments from some of our wedding guests as to how professional, kind, helpful and what a total sweetheart she was overall. Highly, highly recommend her! The Fair's 08.26.16"

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Cristina was great! Personable and genuine! We appreciated her response time and just all around attitude. She made us worry free about our ceremony and even checked in on us throughout the planning process. She even filed our marriage license for us while On our honeymoon! 😀"

$300

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 92 reviews
4.9
(92)
  • 17 years in business
  • 133 hires on Thumbtack
"Sally was great we had a short and sweet little wedding. We told her exactly what we wanted and she did the ceremony perfect. The gift she gave us also was perfect. Even though she had another wedding that day she worked with us to make our wedding perfect."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 43 reviews
5.0
(43)
  • 3 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
"I would definitely recommend Bill as a wedding officiant. He did an amazing job at our wedding. We liked him from the minute we met him and this continued with our meetings to plan the ceremony right through the ceremony. He was very attentive and that helped to lessen our stress of getting married. Bill is a very genuine and warm person. There is nothing we would change. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone to perform their wedding ceremony."
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4.5
from 131 reviews
4.5
(131)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 307 hires on Thumbtack
"It was a wonderful wedding. Vickie was very professional and not having any rehearsal due to the short planning of the wedding. She made the wedding couple at ease on their big day. The thing that stood out about the service was the quick respond answers through thumbtack. Vickie's replays were so quick that I knew she was professional and very nice also."
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5.0
from 50 reviews
5.0
(50)
  • 6 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
"I am so glad we picked Deb to marry us on our October 12th wedding. She is so sweet! As the minutes were counting down for the ceremony, I started to get a little nervous and she kept me calm, even going over the vows with me. She made me calm again. She even stayed after the wedding to say a prayer before we ate. Thank you Deb, for everything!"
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5.0
from 48 reviews
5.0
(48)
  • 8 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
"I planned my wedding in 22 days. Bill listened to what i wanted, was totally supportive, and was all around amazing. He is very reasonably priced, flexible, and reliable!"
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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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