Find a wedding officiant near Rockville Centre, NY

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Rockville Centre, NY

Top Pro
4.9
from 69 reviews
4.9
(69)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
"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."

$200

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 67 reviews
5.0
(67)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
"Reverend Bill officiated our wedding in september. My husband and I could not be pleased more. He gave one of the most personalized wedding cerimonies I have ever heard. We are truly blessed that we found him. "

$299

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Loved my reiki session. I would highly recommend it."

$100

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Rev Debbie Sulner was very personal and interactive. She answered all the questions and was very reflective. She is an awesome healer and wedding officiate."

$125

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I've used her services over the last several months, her professionalism is second to none. My wife and I plan to use her services for all real estate transaction"

$110

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 25 reviews
4.9
(25)
  • 9 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
"Reverend Marks was very professional, prompt, and courteous. He provided my husband and I with exactly what we wanted for our wedding ceremony. I appreciated his wit, humor, and sincerity. We were able to customize portions of the ceremony and also had the option to write our own vows, although we decided against this service. In addition, his fee was very competitive. Our experience with Rev. Marks exceeded our expectations and made our wedding day very memorable."

$250

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
5.0
from 65 reviews
5.0
(65)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
"Ms.Trish is one of the most kind hearted, beautiful, loving wedding officiant ever. She listens to each of you and writes the best vows to fit your ceremony. She made my husband and I feel complete. Thank you for everything. Most respect and love."

$350

estimated cost

4.8
from 39 reviews
4.8
(39)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
"Juan officiated my wedding on 08-29-15 and he couldn't have done a better job. The ceremony he put together was very fitting for us! He is such a sweet man and his demeanor just makes you feel good! You can tell he loves what he does. He was on time and ready to go. He was very responsive to emails and phone calls leading up to the wedding. I highly recommend! :)"

$248

estimated cost

4.9
from 23 reviews
4.9
(23)
  • 7 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
"The best wedding oficiant that someone can have. She is very friendly, professional and open mind. Whoever will choose Vlada will have a perfect ceremony and never regret choosing her. "

$250

estimated cost

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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