Find a wedding officiant near Beavercreek, OH

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Beavercreek, OH

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Larry was nothing less than amazing. He was more than willing to help us out last minute & asked us tons of questions to make sure he got everything we wanted done right. Even with the crazy weather & having to move our plans around he still did his job & did it was the grace of God beautifully. Thank you so much Pastor Larry for marrying me & my bestfriend. ❤️"

$100

estimated cost

4.9
from 79 reviews
4.9
(79)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 31 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
"We booked Adolfo for our wedding a year in advance. He touched base with us to ensure he had everything to do a good job. He suggested a ceremony script and asked for the final version 2 weeks-a month before our wedding so he could practice it. He was well groomed and wore a nice suit. He did an excellent job reading our script, adding a couple of humourous flourishes to lighten the mood. He seemed to genuinely enjoy officiating. I would absolutely recommend him to other couples."

$200

estimated cost

4.9
from 9 reviews
4.9
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Jennifer was truly outstanding. Her calm demeanor and thoroughness carried us through the jitters of wedding day. We give her two thumbs up"

$165

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 76 reviews
5.0
(76)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 3 years in business
  • 131 hires on Thumbtack
"David Evans officiated our backyard wedding. The wedding was running an hour behind. David was so patient, kind and understanding. He did a wonderful job with the ceremony and working with us to personalized it and make it our own. We highly recommend David Evans for your upcoming wedding!"
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Top Pro
5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
  • 32 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr. Hall was great to work with. He kept in touch during the entire planning process and provided us with exactly what we wanted! We couldn't have asked for anyone better for our wedding ceremony. Thank you Mr. Hall!!!"

$300

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 45 reviews
4.9
(45)
  • 7 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr. Scott Reinhart was hired VERY last minute to officiant my son and his fiance's wedding. The wedding was planned 2 days before it took place and it was a surprise to the groom on their 5th year anniversary. Scott was wonderful in staying connected with me on what was going on, type of ceremony, what he should wear, etc. He sent 4 different ceremonies for the bride to choose from prior to the event which was very helpful. He arrived early, explained everything to us about the license, and asked if there were any last minute questions. He was very kind and the wedding went beautifully. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks again so much Scott for being so helpful at the last minute."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"We were extremely happy with Michelle! She included all the details we wanted to incorporate in our small wedding. Very thorough and punctual. You can see the passion she has for making couples wedding days so very special!"
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5.0
from 59 reviews
5.0
(59)
  • 11 years in business
  • 109 hires on Thumbtack
"Kevin was professional and always on time. He also gave a wonderful ceremony that my bride and I were very happy with. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 19 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"Elliot was great!! We are so glad we chose him to marry us. He helped a lot with rehearsal and the day of the wedding. He is great man and helped make our wedding ceremony extra beautiful!"
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4.9
from 54 reviews
4.9
(54)
  • 7 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
"I would highly recommend Reverand Edward Webb he made mine and my husbands a Wedding we always wanted and dream for and it couldn't have been anymore perfect Thank you so much Reverand Edward Webb for making our wedding so perfect and Beautiful "
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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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