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Chander S.

Keith Burgess

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of working with Keith as the officiant for our wedding on 8.8.18 and his work was exceptional and above reproach! We had met him through this app and although we spoke to others we immediately clicked with Keith, he was warm, personable, funny and understood what we were looking for. The day of he was on time and took his time explaining to us how the day would proceed and brought a calmness to the entire process. Needless to say, his officiating was great, we had a very simple ceremony and did not take him up on the offer to help us with writing vows which I am sure is a great service! In the end, our wedding ceremony was amazing and are forever thankful to Keith in the process, he was outstanding and if you're looking for an officiant and reading same, you need NOT look any further, definitely give him a call! The Singhs'

Aug 11, 2018

Hugh M.

Happily Ever Afters by Jacqueline

Jacqueline responded within minutes of my posting the need for a wedding officiant! Two young Brazilian friends here in Florida wanted a dream-come-true of getting married in Central Park, NYC. Jacqueline took the reins and offered to scout locations that are without any fees, and her rate is extremely competitive. She asked intelligent questions and was very positive through this process.

Oct 22, 2017

Jennafer L.

Matt the Modern Wedding Officiant

Matt was our wedding officiant and did an amazing job. He contacted us very quickly and was very professional. The service was just what we wanted! All of our guests were asking "how did we find him" and saying "we've never been to a service like this." (In a good way) I would definitely recommend him for your officiant needs!

Oct 7, 2015

Ronnie N.

Harris Bloom

Harris Bloom officiated the Nantucket wedding we held for our closest friends and family. The job Harris did simply cannot be overstated. Every picture at the ceremony captures a smile, and sometime full out laughter, on each face in attendance. Our guests have repeatedly told us what an incredible weekend they had, and when they do, they ALWAYS include Harris as an integral part of it. Your officiant should not be an afterthought. Harris will make your ceremony memorable in all the best ways possible. Harris takes his preparation very seriously. He will ask a few questions of you as a couple that help him truly understand the essence of who you are. Your answers are then integrated into his delivery at the service that is poignant, hilarious, thoughtful and sincere, all properly timed at the perfect moments. I am convinced that no person could have done a better job at our wedding, and I have no doubt he will do the same for you. Ron N.

Nov 19, 2014

Magdalena B.

Wedding Officiant Anthony

Anthony was absolutely awesome! From his keeping in contact and including our own thoughts and ideas into the planning. Our first meeting about a week before the wedding assured me i had made the right decision im choosing him. Anthony is very outgoing, nice, professional and punctual. Our wedding ceremony script was ready and he had made it to our request. On the day of the wedding Anthony made our day very special and was patient considering we were running late. Thank you Anthony for everything! I would Definitely recommend him for any wedding. We handsdown lucked out. Thanks again Anthony.

Apr 15, 2014

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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