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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 28 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I truly felt that God led her to us. My wife felt comfortable with her from the beginning. I opened up to her myself, telling her our story. Evangelist Sinkfield listened attentively and shared a little herself. Before I knew it she was giving counsel and I was comfortable with her. She had prepared personal vows for us. We had a great experience with Evangelist Sinkfield and she would be highly recommend. Daniel & Tammy Crousby II"

$100

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"She offers outstanding services and very accommodating to needs. Professional and it was a pleasure working with her. Outstanding work. Above and beyond our expectations. Highly recommend."

$125

estimated cost

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4.9
from 148 reviews
4.9
(148)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 254 hires on Thumbtack
"Had a wonderful wedding and he was a great Minister and officiant."
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4.9
from 89 reviews
4.9
(89)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 141 hires on Thumbtack
"Cris did an amazing job with our wedding! He was organized, professional, had amazing suggestions for both unity ceremonies and gifts. He made sure that every detail was thought of prior to the day so there were no hiccups- he brings his own mic and speaker, sends you drafts prior to the day, just made sure everything goes smoothly. His personality and professionalism shines through during the ceremony. He is able to make my husband and I feel comfortable with him after just one face to face meeting. I would recommend for your wedding!"
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5.0
from 1 review
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"My son's outdoor ceremony was beautiful and meaningful. Being Catholic I was not sure what the ceremony would be like. The marriage ceremony had just the right amount of humor, love spirituality and personal touch. The family vows with my daughter in law's son was special and meaningful. Thankyou for helping to make their special day meaningful and beautiful. The simplicity, punctuality, and attention to detail made for an excellent experience."

$215

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 36 reviews
4.9
(36)
  • 28 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
"It's was a blessing meeting Dr Brent"
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5.0
from 46 reviews
5.0
(46)
  • 13 years in business
  • 95 hires on Thumbtack
"We were so pleased with Rick's service. His testimony and ministry in bringing couples together in Marriage is awesome. We are truckers and had a last minute service at my son's home. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a wonderful officiant."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 30 reviews
5.0
(30)
  • 2 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
"Julie was on time and performed a beautiful service we were very satisfied will recomed her to all of our friends"
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Top Pro
5.0
from 32 reviews
5.0
(32)
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
"Cherie did a excellent job, and was a great help. I ended up sick few days before wedding and still wasn't 100% Saturday, but she led the kids and it was perfect. I couldn't of asked for anyone better to perform the ceremony and marry me and David. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a evangelist. Thank you again Cherie!!!!"
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Top Pro
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 1 year in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Kendra was fantastic! She was our kindred spiritual guide pre-wedding! And once we met her in person she quickly became a new member to our family! We would highly recommend her! She’s fantastic!!!"
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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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