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Top Pro
4.8
from 47 reviews
4.8
(47)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
"I contacted Rev. Bob just two short weeks before our wedding as my current officiant at that time fell through. At this time I had no idea what Thumbtack was. Although I had no room to be picky, I truly wanted an ordained minister to marry us. Rev. Bob returned my communication within hours stating that he would love to help. He did an absolute phenomenal job with both our rehearsal and wedding day; I am confident that he is the reason that it went as smooth as it did! His wife is quite wonderful as well. Five stars across the board!"
$175
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
"Carl was punctual and flexible with exactly what we wanted. I would recommend him to anyone who doesn’t wasn’t to worry about not getting what they want, or having someone not communicate with them in a timely manner. Carl has a lot of experience, and it shows. All that he asks is that you have your paperwork and witnesses ready to sign."
$175
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"Julie was just the best. I would recommend her to anybody that may need a minister. She was professional and reliable."
$150
estimated cost
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU to Mary for your service. My husband and I are facing medical challenges, and we needed to have legal documentations notarized. Mary came to our home after most "normal" business hours to see us, and to attend to the matters at hand. She put us at ease, as all of this is very sad and stressful, and made us feel like we were dear old friends. She was very attentive and thorough to every detail of our documents. I would most certainly highly recommend Commerce Mobile Notary Service!! Thank you again Mary for your kindness and excellent service."
$135
estimated cost
4.8
from 68 reviews
4.8
(68)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Fred was wonderful! He has a great sense of humor and he made my son and daughter in law feel comfortable. The ceremony started late and Pastor Fred waited patiently, walking around greeting our guest and meeting the family. His beautiful wife of over 50 years attended, setting a great example of what marriage should be. Overall is was more than pleased. We all have a wonderful memory to share."
$250
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Reverend Ed made our day very special. He was punctual, provided a personalized service, and delivered above and beyond. It was absolutely amazing to find this precious jewel literally 3 weeks before our wedding."
$150
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
"Denise is wonderful. Working with her was such a rewarding and hassle-free experience. She listened to us so well and guided us in preparing for our wedding. She was very well organized and professional all of the time. She comes to meetings prepared with a whole packet full of suggestions and makes the process very easy. She was patient and prepared our family and wedding party so well at rehearsal. She makes sure the marriage license process is clearly understood and done correctly. Our ceremony was beautiful and I appreciate all of the time and thought she put into making it exactly what we wanted. She is passionate about what she does and it shows through in her performance."
$225
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Stephen was amazing! He gave us the perfect ceremony. It was everything we could have asked for! He added enough humor but not to much! And really helped us get the vows that we wanted! We would recommend him to anyone!!!"
$200
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 19 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I was planning my mom's 80th birthday party but I live out of state. Chris and her team helped me give my mom the best party she says she's ever had in her life. The theme was "Sassy and Classy" and the decorations and flow of the events was definitely that. Chris was so kind and attentive to my mom throughout the entire party. My mom had two back surgeries early in the year and she's still recovering. Chris went out of her way to make sure my mom didn't want for anything. Events by Chris made that day one of the best experiences for both me and my mom!!!! Thanks Chris!!!!!!!!"
$250
estimated cost
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Lets just be honest here... Bridezilla's are the worst to work with. They have so many particulars; dinner music, entrance songs, when to entertain-when not to, the right time to get the party started, lighting, specific songs for dances, speeches...YOU name it. Tyson, with SkinnyBoy Media did above and beyond what I asked. He was very professional from Start to finish. His overall presentation was great and everything I asked for. He incorporated a chic lighting set up, collaborated with the photographer and my sister to make the entrance and the whole reception run smoothly. He even got to enjoy himself in the mean time in a professional way. Which I wanted him to do! Everything I asked him to do was implemented. He asked what to play, what not to play and did as I requested he was dressed classy and over all did a great job! Very good experience. I'd for sure recommend him and may even use him again for other events! if you want an "ok" DJ look elsewhere, Tyson with SkinnyBoy Media is the best around!"
$300
estimated cost

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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.

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.

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.

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