Find a wedding officiant near Saginaw, MI

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Saginaw, MI

Top Pro
4.8
from 47 reviews
4.8
(47)
GREAT VALUE
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
"Reverend Bob was our officiant for our wedding on 11/19/16. We wanted an ordained minister who would be willing to marry a Christian and a non Christian. Reverend Bob let us tailor our ceremony to exactly what we wanted. He also did great with the rehearsal. We really enjoyed working with him and getting the chance to meet his sweet wife!"

$175

estimated cost

4.9
from 7 reviews
4.9
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Jeremy Mayer perform our wedding ceremony and it was beautiful I highly recommend Jeremy Mayer to perform your weddings he was wonderful"

$130

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"We highly recommend hiring Stephen for your wedding ceremony. He not only suggests, but also guides you in creating your perfect wedding ceremony . He puts you at ease and is very funny. Super nice guy."

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 7 years in business
"Simply amazing hands down..."

$300

estimated cost

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 48 reviews
5.0
(48)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 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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Top Pro
4.9
from 28 reviews
4.9
(28)
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
"Forever and a Day Wedding did a great job with the wedding. They were knowledgable, personal, and professional!"
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 1 year in business
"Rev. Nicole officiated my daughter's wedding. I could not imagine someone doing a more conscientious, professional job. She took the time to really work with the couple, helping them through the process of preparing not only for the wedding but for married life. She masterfully integrated personal aspects to make the service such a touching tribute to their love. Her meticulous preparation was so evident as the service went perfectly. She was poised and at times funny - always striking the right chord at the right time. I could not possibly recommend her any more highly."
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4.9
from 13 reviews
4.9
(13)
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"June Reed was wonderful. Spoke to her as to the type of ceremony I wanted. She Arrived early just as planned. She is very professional and social. Delivered the exact type of ceremony I was looking for. I would highly recommend her. Thank you Reed Wedding Officiants for helping to make my day Perfect."
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 19 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Jonathan officiated my wedding three years ago. Before the wedding, he met with us in our home to discuss our beliefs and preferences, made helpful reading suggesting and was easily reachable by cell anytime. He corralled family and friends during the rehearsal, and made sure people understood the sequence of events. He also took care of sending the marriage license in. I would highly recommend. "
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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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