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Top 10 lesbian wedding officiants near Charlotte, NC

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
"Thinking back to our wedding memories… the best part (and most emotional), was to have my "new" brother-in-law, and "new" father-in-law both officiate our wedding. Not everyone has that honor and privilege. Reverend Charles Beekley and his dad, Chaplain Eugene Beekley together made every aspect of our wedding so memorable. Reverend Charles Beekley was very helpful in reviewing our vows and providing feedback, and was very instrumental with providing us guidance during our rehearsal practice. He also worked with us to customize the ceremony to make it very personal for me and my groom. He made us feel very comfortable on our big day. I would highly recommend Reverend Charles Beekley to officiate at your wedding. If I had a daughter, I would without hesitation encourage her to contact Reverend Charles Beekley."

$200

estimated cost

4.8
from 4 reviews
4.8
(4)
"Great wedding officiant!"

$200

estimated cost

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4.9
from 501 reviews
4.9
(501)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 746 hires on Thumbtack
"Alex has got to be one of the best officiants in the Carolinas! My husband and I got married last year, and we continue to talk about what a great job he did handling our ceremony. He was by far the most professional and responsive person we dealt with throughout our wedding planning process. He spent time getting to know my husband and me prior to developing a tailored ceremony that fit our requests. He provided us with several options for readings. He was receptive to specific requests made. His talent and professionalism was the most evident on the day of our wedding. We had a very intimate wedding ceremony, with approximately 15 of our immediate family members, and Alex made us feel as though he was family and had known Evan and me for years. Upon the conclusion of the ceremony, my Mom ran up to Alex to ask if he would travel to Virginia to be the officiant in my brother's wedding. Although my brother decided to go with a friend, my sister-in-law has hired Alex to be her officiant for her wedding this coming weekend! We HIGHLY recommend Alex!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Max was beyond helpful with planning the ceremony and suggestions for our wedding. He was open to anything we wanted to do or leave out. He genuinely gets to know the couple and cares that their wedding and marriage is a success!"

$400

estimated cost

3.4
from 5 reviews
3.4
(5)
  • 2 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Jeffrey done a AMAZING job! I highly suggest him for anyone else wedding ! "

$200

estimated cost

4.9
from 45 reviews
4.9
(45)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
"Lisa is a very down to earth lady. My husband and I felt very comfortable with her and she did a great job with writing our vows. Loved her! Highly recommend her services to other couples looking for an officiant that is not too stuffy and customizes your ceremony to suit your style as a couple:)"
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5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
(26)
  • 8 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
"Terri made us feel so at ease from the first time we talked! She added personal stories from our relationship to our vows and had the guests laughing and crying throughout the ceremony. It was different from any wedding I've ever attended. She will not disappoint!"
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5.0
from 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"Working with Lindsey was perfect! I texted her at least 20 times in the months leading up to my wedding and she answered every single question! She was very in tune with what I wanted and the pictures turned out wonderful! On my wedding day it was raining and I was definitely panicky because our venue was outside. Lindsey came and made sure everything went so smoothly and still got the pictures I wanted even with the rain. All my friends and family loved her. If I ever need any other pictures taken I'll definitely come back to her. Will recommend to anyone!"
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5.0
from 19 reviews
5.0
(19)
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
"What a great decision on hiring Iris for our bilingual wedding ceremony! I would regret badly if we didn’t have her as our wedding officiant. Iris is very professional in every aspect, from beginning to end. Iris gave us lovely ideas to make our ceremony even more interesting and with that beautiful touch to make a ceremony unique. She is very punctual and so as patience, she always would have immediate responses when I tried to reach her on any suggestions I needed from her, Always with a smile (I loved that) and wonderful advices. Since we had mayority of English speaking guests and so as Spanish speaking as well. I thought at some point in the reception would of be nice to have someone to help us translate a few scenes in our reception. At last minute I asked Iris if she could stay and help me at the reception. Iris with no second thoughts accepted my invite to stay with us at the reception and give me a hand with anything I needed. I would never forget how helpful Iris was to me the whole entire time since I met her til even after the wedding. I liked Iris so much that I immediately referred her to my sister in order to be the officiant for her wedding just a week a part from mines! :) Iris also did a such fenomenal job! “Iris, I will need you again for my silver and gold wedding” I STRONGLY RECOMMEND IRIS TO OFFICIATE ANY WEDDING. I PROMISE YOU WILL NEVER REGRET! I love Iris and will forever be thankful for all the extra miles and special touch that she added to my event. I am extremely satisfied. My husband even told me I could of not hire anyone better then her. Sincerely, Idalia Velasquez (Yami)"
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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 7 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
"This man was an purely AMAZING. I can seriously not stess that enough. Not only did he do a fantastic job with the pictures he also he also brought the wedding to life with his genuinely hilarious jokes. My entire family and all of my friends absolutely adored him! By the time he left it seriously felt like we have known him forever! He is the absolute BEST! If you want it perfect, choose this guy! "
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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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