Find a protestant minister near East Orange, NJ

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Top Pro
5.0
from 40 reviews
5.0
(40)
GREAT VALUE
  • 21 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
"Reverend CAit was amazing , very compassionate about what we wanted for our ceremony , she gave us ideas but let us completely make it our own ! Recommended her to a friend who will be using her as well. We loved her !"

$200

estimated cost

4.8
from 38 reviews
4.8
(38)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
"Juan was such a great minister for our wedding. There were some last minute changes that were out of my control, but he worked with us and the ceremony was just beautiful. Thank you again, Juan! God bless!"

$248

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Rev Sulner was veey spirtual and ww felt connected to her and each other as well as the universe. She always gives me insight when i need it."

$125

estimated cost

4.9
from 16 reviews
4.9
(16)
  • 12 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
"My husband and I used Pastor Charlotte Worsley to officiate our wedding on August 1st, 2008. The decision to have our nuptials blessed by Pastor Worsley was an easy and great one. Her charismatic, inviting, humorous, light-hearted, God-centered nature allowed us to feel at ease about our big day but also invited us to embark on our most important journey as a union. Choosing Pastor Worsley to conduct our wedding ceremony was one of the best decisions we made."

$250

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 48 reviews
4.9
(48)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
"I've never met a person that was so heart warming caring and kind. Pastor Washington has done such an amazing job. I will recommend pastor Washington to anyone now and in the future. Good job. Keep up the good work."

$320

estimated cost

4.9
from 23 reviews
4.9
(23)
  • 7 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
"Vlada was an amazing officiant and made our ceremony very special. All our guests loved her. We cannot even begin to tell her how fortunate we feel to have found her and to have been able to have such a wonderful person marry us on our big day. She was incredible helpful, patient and very professional through our ceremony. She is more than an officiant, she is a friend and we are so happy to had a chance to meet person like Vlada. Vlada thank you one more time!!! :-)))"

$250

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 34 reviews
4.9
(34)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
"Barbara was very sweet snd easy to eork with.she arrived early abd walked us through ceremony process.If you are look ing for a thoughtful unique experience liok no further than Pastor Barb!!we wouldn't have it any other way and have heard maby compliments about her on our wedding day!"

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I cannot express how happy I am to have chosen Carol to officiate our intimate wedding. My husband and I woke up one morning and decided to get married out of nowhere, and she didn’t hesitate to say yes! She quickly wrote a beautiful ceremony script that touched us both. She was also very patient with us when we were finding a spot to get married at. Carol is amazing. I will always cherish that moment she shared with us forever."

$225

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 19 reviews
5.0
(19)
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
"I COULDNT ASK FOR MORE SHE IS SO FRIENDLY AND FLEXIBLE I LIKE EVERYTHING SHE DID, SHE IS A MINISTER OF GOD"

$255

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 6 years in business
"I had been a guest at two of the weddings Mary Clare officiated. She did such a phenomenal job that when my husband I got married this past October, she was our number 1 choice. Mary is, by far, the kindest most loving woman I have ever met. She goes above and beyond to make a couple's ceremony personalized and run smoothly. I can't recall a guest at my wedding who didn't comment to me on what an amazing job she did. Mary Clare listens, and really takes couples' ideas and visions into consideration. She has a calming presence about her; an amazing sense of humor; is very spiritual; and speaks eloquently. I highly recommend Love Is Love Nuptials to anyone looking for someone to make their "Happily Every After" start off on the right path."

$250

estimated cost

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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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