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Jennifer K.

RevBuck Weddings

RevBuck did an amazing job performing our wedding. He was always available for any questions we had or help we needed. During a stressful, anxious and wonderful time of our lives RevBuck made our ceremony personal and stress free.

Jun 10, 2018

Maggie K.

SpiritWind Healing Centers/ Jenna Pearce, RN, Minister ,Reiki Master & Teacher

I have been participating in the sacred woman's healing circle from the first one on. I really enjoy just going to relax be among other like-minded women and all the work and effort to detail that Jenna puts into these groups. It really helps me to stay balanced. I've met some wonderful ladies there and I feel were forming a small community.

Aug 16, 2017

Kelly O.


I attended a wedding during the summer, Michael Watson was the minister and from start to finish it was perfect. He made the whole ceremony so personal, everything was about the bride and groom, although he made sure everybody felt included.. Not only was it personal, there was a holy aspect to it also which was lovely. He was such a kind man and made us all feel welcome. If I didn't leave the States shortly after the wedding, myself and my partner were going to ask him to Wed us. The timing of the ceremony was spot on, not too long but not too short either. Excellent minister who I would definitely recommend.

Feb 27, 2017

Kristopher N.

Ceremonies by Robert

Robert listened to what we wanted and was able to give us a very personal and sentimental ceremony for our elopement. He was funny and very easy to talk to. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a minister who will give you the personal touch to your wedding and not just the standard run of the mill vows. Thank you sooo much for making our special day that much more special!!

Jan 16, 2016

Kayleigh P.

Briggs' Weddings

Great job on our wedding! We asked for non religious and he did an awesome job. We couldn't have chosen a better minister.

Nov 5, 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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