Find a wedding officiant near North Ridgeville, OH

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near North Ridgeville, OH

4.9
from 31 reviews
4.9
(31)
GREAT VALUE
  • 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

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 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Tyson did a great job! My daughter's wedding was a small affair. The marriage ceremony, reception, dinner, and after party were all performed in the same facility . Not only did he entertain the guests at the after party with the music they wanted for dancing (He takes requests). But he also plays acoustic guitar. He accompanied my daughter's sister (a great singer herself) with his guitar during the wedding ceremony and with a tribute song at the reception. Everything went off as planned. It was a great day!!!"

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"We were working with a short timeline, a bit nervous and strange hours as both of us are medical professionals. Shari was gracious, extremely helpful and we would recommend her to everyone. Our wedding day was even more wonderful than we'd hoped."

$250

estimated cost

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

$300

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 63 reviews
5.0
(63)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Mangus was such a pleasure doing my wedding ceremony!!! He did an amazing job and I would have him officiate my wedding 10x over. Nothing but good things to say, be confident in choosing him to officiate your wedding!!"
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Top Pro
5.0
from 52 reviews
5.0
(52)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 29 years in business
  • 96 hires on Thumbtack
"The words touched all our hearts and created an atmosphere of love as Rev. Hary did my wedding ceremony. Moving and powerful rather than just the usual mono-tone ritual stuff. I am so grateful that Rev. Hary did my wedding."
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4.8
from 38 reviews
4.8
(38)
  • 48 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
"Him and his wife did our wedding. They kept in contact with me before the wedding. His wife barb is very sweet and helped us with planning and getting the ceremony just right. They are very nice people. Our wedding was a few hours away from them they was there an hour before the wedding. The wedding ran smooth and I would recommend them to other people if they were to get married.I dont think I could of found a better pastor.my over all is they made me feel very comfortable very friendly down to earth people. "
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4.9
from 44 reviews
4.9
(44)
  • 18 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
"Robert was very nice. He did a great job at my wedding. I would recommend to anyone. "
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4.7
from 14 reviews
4.7
(14)
  • 7 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
"Tammy met with my husband and I a few times throughout our wedding planning. She was always punctual, friendly, and accomodating. She did a beautiful job writing our ceramony for our wedding day. I highly recommend her services."
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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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