Find a wedding officiant near Atlantic City, NJ

Find a wedding officiant near Atlantic City, NJ

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Atlantic City, NJ

Avatar for Weddings for Everybody Woodbury, NJ Thumbtack
Avatar for Weddings for Everybody Woodbury, NJ Thumbtack
5. Weddings for Everybody
5.0 from 1 review
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5.0 (1)
Responds Quickly
Responds Quickly
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Atlantic City, NJ
"We had such a difficult time finding an officiant in our area that accepted members of the LGBT community, and I wouldnt compromise on something so important to me. I am BEYOND grateful for finding Bill. Within minutes of posting we got an automated response and he quickly followed up and I asked to call him just minutes later! From our first call we were thrilled because he was so easy to talk to. Bill paid so much attention to detail about everything we wanted for our ceremony and it was honestly so much better than we could've imagined. We live a few hours away from him and he was early and prompt to the rehersal the night before and for the ceremony. Everyone asked to see our vows after the ceremony and people even asked for his info for their future events! There wasnt a dry eye in the room with how he was able to express the love my husband and I share (evidence from my father standing on my husbands side sobbing in every picture.) I can honestly say that without Bill we would not have had such an amazing and memorable wedding. When I say everything went wrong, oh gosh so much did, but Bill did such an amazing job and was such a joy to be around that nothing could have ruined our wedding. Bill, again, thank you so much. You made such an impact on us that even our grandkids will know about how amazing you made our day for us. ❤"

$350

estimated cost

$350

estimated cost

Avatar for WitchDoktor CCLayla of Full Moon Emporium Atlantic City, NJ Thumbtack
Avatar for WitchDoktor CCLayla of Full Moon Emporium Atlantic City, NJ Thumbtack
8. WitchDoktor CCLayla of Full Moon Emporium
1.0 from 1 review
1.0 (1)
1.0 (1)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Atlantic City, NJ
"Thank you for considering me as your service provider! I seek to make your experience an excellent one. When undertaking the work of counseling, I help others get to the root of blockages and deep issues. I dig with you until we're done. I help you create a new perspective on life, love, and self. I focus on self-care, personal responsibility, and clear expression of feelings/emotions. I'm non-denominational, LGBT-FRIENDLY, and trained in Holistic Health and Metaphysical Modalities. With weddings, I work with the couple to customize vows that suits the needs/circumstances of their engagement. I specialize in hand-fasting ceremonies, but have experience with other arrangements, and traditional weddings. Traditionally, My scripts are Non-denominational, but can be edited by request to better accommodate the venue/ceremony/etc. Please note, I seek to accommodate, but all of my ceremonies are done with Spirituality in mind. If that’s not your style, that’s ok. 😊 I, alongside my partner, have just obtained Greener Life certification for our full-scale business, Full Moon Emporium. We cater to a variety of Metaphysical/Spiritual/Holistic needs. Please find us on Instagram and Facebook. That said, we also do catering. 😉 I love helping others live their healthiest lives. Watching the transformation of others is rewarding. To be a beacon for those who seek to embrace their truth is one of the most humbling feelings I've known. It’s very fulfilling to know who I am is helpful to others' journeys. That said, I look forward to helping you commemorate your special day. Be well! WitchDoktor CC"

$177

estimated cost

$177

estimated cost

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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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