Find a minister near Reno, NV

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Top 10 Ministers near Reno, NV

4.8
from 14 reviews
4.8
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
"Carol was amazing to have officiate our wedding. We were probably not the most responsive people to work with but without a rehearsal the ceremony went super smooth. Friendly, punctual and very helpful if you have no idea what a ceremony can consist of. Thanks again Carol!!!"

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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"You made my wedding to Bobby so easy and relaxed. So much nicer than going to a jp. Go for it. Great way to make some money and bring people together."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Reverend James made my wedding day perfect. God had us cross paths for a reason.. He wanted him to be a part of my wedding day. Reverend James is a wonderful man. He was wonderful to work with."
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5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 39 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"This guy was awesome and very helpful. I would recommend him to anybody. Another huge plus was his price, he does not rip people off."
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 28 years in business
"My husband and I were married by Robert Orr through 'A Lake Tahoe Wedding'. Our experience from the moment we called and spoke to him on the phone through the conclusion of our ceremony was exceptional. Minister Orr was extremely helpful and professional answering all of our questions and easing any anxieties we had. The day of our ceremony went very smooth. Minister Orr and the photographer were there waiting for us and made our experience very memorable. Highly recommended "
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"David was outstanding! Extremely cool, calm, fluid and professional. He made our Vow Renewal ceremony run smoothly and elegantly. I definitely recommend David as your best choice of Minister."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 10 years in business
"I highly recommend Agnes's Notary service. She shows up on time and knows what she is doing. "
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Michelle was absolutely amazing. We really didn't know what we were doing. She not only explained everything with care and understanding, she went above and beyond. She hosted a quick rehearsal for us, which made me feel much less nervous, and at the alter, I just kept looking up to see her beaming smile. Michelle is a very special person, and I'm SO happy she shared that day with us!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Thank you for considering me to act as your wedding officiant. I provide services in the Reno, Nevada area. I can assist with writing vows, or you can write your own. Services can be denominational or non-denominational. It is completely your choice. I am registered with the Nevada Secretary of State as a wedding officiant. I perform ceremonies for people of all faiths, and non-denominational ceremonies. You set the location in the Reno area and provide a witness, and I will perform a ceremony that you both will remember."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Everything was wonderful Ryan was great"
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Q & A

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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