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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a wedding officiant during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The safest way to conduct a consultation during COVID-19 is virtually. Ask wedding officiants near you if they can have a phone call or a virtual appointment over video chat. If they can, make sure to ask them any questions you have about upcoming work. Discuss what precautions, if any, they have in place to ensure safety. You might consider asking if they accept digital payments or if they can complete the work remotely, without any in-person contact. 

Do wedding officiants offer remote or virtual services?

Reach out to wedding officiants in your area, and ask them if they can offer a remote or virtual ceremony. Some officiants may be willing to meet in person while maintaining 6 feet of distance, while others may prefer to conduct the entire service over the phone or a video call service such as Skype or Zoom.

Familiarize yourself with the social distancing rules in your community, city and state, and move forward only if both you and the officiant are comfortable with the arrangement. 

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a wedding officiant when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a wedding officiant when social distancing, ask if the officiant can offer remote services. Some wedding officiants are choosing to conduct services virtually and/or stand more than 6 feet away from the parties. Discuss possible arrangements with your wedding officiant, and familiarize yourself with your local community guidelines, as well as the CDC’s guidelines for social distancing. Only move forward if you and the officiant both feel comfortable.

You may want to implement extra precautions, such as using digital payments instead of exchanging cash, sanitizing all involved spaces and waving instead of shaking hands. 

Can I use digital payments to pay for a wedding officiant?

Ask your wedding officiant if they accept digital payments. Many professionals are accept payment via Venmo, PayPal, Square Cash, Apple Pay, Zelle and other online platforms. Professionals may be more willing to switch to digital payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, as this is typically considered safer than using cash or credit cards. You can see which digital payment options officiants accept by reviewing their online profiles.

Does a wedding officiant need to enter my home?

This depends on the location of your wedding. Unless the ceremony is being held in your home, a wedding officiant will not need to enter your home before the ceremony. Some couples are choosing to stand outside or go to a vacant public place, so the officiant can conduct the ceremony while maintaining 6 feet of distance. Ask your wedding officiant what kinds of arrangements they offer, including virtual or remote services.

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.

Reviews for Moore wedding officiants
Maranda W.
Very good at his job, super glad we hired him to officiate our wedding. 👍👍👍👍
A Luxury LLC - Wedding Officiant ServicesA Luxury LLC - Wedding Officiant Services
Thumbtack Customer
Chris was amazing to work with during our entire wedding process. He was supportive and willing to work with all our ideas. We are so blessed to have had him officiate our wedding.
Wedding Officiant Rev. Chris GrayWedding Officiant Rev. Chris Gray
Emily P.
Robert is incredibly personable and put our minds at ease about the whole wedding ceremony process. He is a great cominucator and orater. I would highly recvomend his wedding officiant services.
A Luxury LLC - Wedding Officiant ServicesA Luxury LLC - Wedding Officiant Services
Thumbtack Customer
Chris did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. He was personable and helpful. We really enjoyed having him be a part of our special day.
Wedding Officiant Rev. Chris GrayWedding Officiant Rev. Chris Gray
Emily G.
Robert was an irreplaceable component of our wedding ceremony. We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant! He was punctual, professional, and made our day a lot easier. We recommend him to anyone in the OKC area :)!!!
A Luxury LLC - Wedding Officiant ServicesA Luxury LLC - Wedding Officiant Services
Thumbtack Customer
He was awesome to work with we really enjoyed having him as our Officiant, it was just a small backyard wedding but he made it amazing. I could not have asked for a better day. He even stayed for pictures
The Wedding Narrator and Wedding OfficiantThe Wedding Narrator and Wedding Officiant
Thumbtack Customer
We found Chris on thumb tack last minute. He was awesome! We worked with us so patiently with all of the ins and outs and last minute changes with all the crazy things that came up with our wedding. We felt very privileged to have him officiate out wedding . He is a great guy with a very laid back attitude willing to cater to even the craziest weddings no matter the venue. Thanks Chris !!!
Wedding Officiant Rev. Chris GrayWedding Officiant Rev. Chris Gray
Shannon S.
I am so happy we chose Chris Gray as our officiant. He was very easy to work with, replies quickly, and has a great speaking voice. He met with us several weeks before the wedding to go over our expectations and to offer ceremony script examples and that helped tremendously in our ceremony planning. I'd definitely recommend Chris for your wedding.
Wedding Officiant Rev. Chris GrayWedding Officiant Rev. Chris Gray
Thumbtack Customer
Chris Gray was our wedding officiant at the Will Rogers Rose Garden. He did absolutely amazing. He made it a lot more stress free for me and my husband. I will definitely suggest him to our friends and family. Thank you so much again Chris. -Bethany and Jordan West
Wedding Officiant Rev. Chris GrayWedding Officiant Rev. Chris Gray
Thumbtack Customer
Rev. Chris Gray was awesome! He never minded all of my changes or last minute tweaks. He met my husband and I before the wedding to see what we wanted and was true to our wishes. I would recommend him to anyone getting married and looking for a really friendly and personable officiant.
Wedding Officiant Rev. Chris GrayWedding Officiant Rev. Chris Gray
Thumbtack Customer
We could not be more happy that we chose Chris to officiate our wedding! He was a pleasure to work with and made us feel very comfortable. All of our guests thought we knew him for years and loved our ceremony! I can not thank him enough for making our day so special!
Wedding Officiant Rev. Chris GrayWedding Officiant Rev. Chris Gray
Thumbtack Customer
We loved Chris so much! He was the perfect officiant for our wedding ceremony. A beautiful public speaker, very accommodating, and just overall a great guy! He was always available for questions and advice when I needed him. He also made the process of choosing wedding vows super simple by providing his own samples. If you choose Chris, you definitely with regret. I can't say enough good things about him!!
Wedding Officiant Rev. Chris GrayWedding Officiant Rev. Chris Gray
Thumbtack Customer
I could not have found anyone to do a better job than Chris Gray. He made us feel so comfortable and special. He showed up early and even helped us prepare for our ceremony. He was professional, but able to laugh and go with the flow, making everything run perfectly. I would definitely recommend Chris to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
Wedding Officiant Rev. Chris GrayWedding Officiant Rev. Chris Gray
Alexandra T.
I was a bride-to-be who had no idea where to even start to look for an officiant for our wedding. I got on thumbtack and liked what I saw on Matt's profile. He messaged me back immediately and we started the process of putting together our ceremony. He even agreed to meet with us with very short notice. I felt like we could immediately relate to Matt, he was very down-to-earth, friendly, easy to get along with, and very patient will all of my ten thousand questions. Ha! I had an idea of what I wanted for my ceremony but had no idea how to get it there. Matt was able to not only turn my idea into a reality but he also created a ceremony that exceeded every expectation. All of my guests enjoyed him and commented on how well of a job he did. I could not imagine having anyone else do our ceremony. It was absolutely perfect!
Matt wood - marriage officiantMatt wood - marriage officiant
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