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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Euclid, OH

4.8
from 80 reviews
4.8
(80)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
"My Husband and I are forever grateful to Rev. Sam. He is a patient Man of God. There was a delay on our ceremony and we had a chance to chat. We learned his heart is filled with an abundance of true love. Rev. Sam was available each and every time I needed to communicate with him. We left out what was to be communicated about our rings. He wisely included exactly what we had chosen yet left out. That I know was sprit to sprits. We decided to donate an extra portion to him because of our gratefulness. We have and will always recommend Rev. Sam as a wedding officiant. Sincerely, Anthony and Kim"

$125

estimated cost

4.9
from 31 reviews
4.9
(31)
  • 20 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
"Rev Macfarland married us on 10/5/13 at the Medina Country club and she did an amazing job! Throughout the process she was very professional and organized. While we met to discuss the wedding she made it clear that she was their for us and wanted to know how we wanted our ceremony to run. She was so easy to work with and a pleasure to get to know. Her ceremony was so beautiful. Rev Macfarland made it personal and very heart felt. It has been a few months since the wedding and friends and family are still telling us how great she made the ceremony. We 100% recommend Rev Macfarland for your wedding!"

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 7 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"We are so thankful for Min. Jacob Magnum. He officiated our wedding ceremony on May 5, 2018. He gave us exactly what we were looking for. He gave a little bit of everything from seriousness of relationship to God and marriage and the traditional to personalization (of ceremony) and even a little bit of humor, which we loved. Our family and friends gave so many compliments and some have even decided that they'd love to have him officiate their wedding ceremony when the time comes. So much gratitude to Min. Jacob Magnum. Thank you!"

$150

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 25 reviews
5.0
(25)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
"Atonn was WONDERFUL! I wanted a storybook themed wedding and atonn delivered. He was there to answer all my questions and to encourage us. To help with our vows he sent us questionnaires to fill out, which truly helped my husband. The ceremony made everyone cry and I loved how personalized it was. He is an incredible officiant and I intend to recommend him to any of my friends who are getting married. :)"

$300

estimated cost

4.8
from 4 reviews
4.8
(4)
  • 3 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"She was an excellent officiant at our wedding. Highest recommendation. "

$175

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 17 reviews
5.0
(17)
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"I LOVE LOVE the wedding ceremony. She was really helpful. Help me with ideals and personalize my wedding. I'm so grateful I found Mrs. Sears. She keep a great open line of communication. She came very papered and organize. She give us a helping hand and was very understanding with our set back. The wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful and flowed from begging to end. She was not long and got straight to the point but tackled everything we wanted in our ceremony. I would definitely recommend her to all of my family and friends."

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"We loved working with Tyson and he made our wedding day feel so relaxed and fun for us and all our guests! He not only handled our ceremony and reception music but actually officiated our ceremony as well! Everything was absolutely flawless and he was willing and able to accommodate just about anything we could think of including in our special day. We would hands down recommend him to anyone!"

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Reverand Shepard did a great job at our wedding very professional and open to all of our ideas I would recommend her to everyone.thank you Rev shepherd for making your day special."

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"Shari was the perfect piece to my wedding day puzzle. I’m a former student of hers, and was so excited to find out that she was available to be our officiant. She is extremely friendly and professional with great energy, and her sweet personality helps make everyone feel comfortable (even my kind-of-shy groom!) She provided everything I could need to help me plan the ceremony, including all kinds of suggestions from vows and readings to ceremony music. She also made a beautiful scrapbook of the entire ceremony wording, which is a wonderful keepsake for such an important moment in life. Thanks again, Shari, for helping make our wedding day so amazing!"

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 7 years in business
"Simply amazing hands down..."

$300

estimated cost

Q & A

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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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