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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

Brigid B.

Officiant on Call Marriage Services

Minister Val was absolutely fantastic for my daughter's wedding. Linette and Val performed a beautiful ceremony, catered to the needs of both the bride and groom in a bilingual service that was extremely eloquent

May 18, 2017

Joseph Y.

Harris Bloom

Fantastic service. As we lived in New Zealand everything was done over email. We first seen Harris in person on the day of the wedding 15minutes before it took place. Very professional and felt as if we had known him for years. Would recommend to anybody. Harris is your man.

Aug 18, 2016

Patti F.

Lynn Blair Officiate

I was married just a few months ago back in December and the wedding officiant Lynn Blair was very genuine, very thoughtful and was almost a mind reader . We weren't sure what or how or even who was going perform our ceremony but she nailed it!!! She was prefect for our same sex marriage and it was a great piece of mind knowing she had it under control for us.

Feb 19, 2016

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

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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