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4.9
from 53 reviews
4.9
(53)
GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
"Tom walked us through the overall process and worked with us on the ceremonial aspect of our wedding. He traveled across Portland in a short amount of time to meet our personal needs. The ceremony was short and sweet as requested and he was audible and clear the entire service. Even after the wedding Tom continued to go the extra mile by helping us obtain our certified copy of our license in a timely manner. Nothing less than an outstanding minister and would recommend to all."
$200
estimated cost
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 16 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Fast, easy, efficient - I could not have hoped for better service. Our minister was top notch, experienced and fun! We are very satisfied with the entire process on Thumbtack."
$125
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 109 reviews
5.0
(109)
  • 11 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
"Working with Ernie was a pleasure. He was our officiant for an 18 minute ceremony in Oregon City. I first contacted Ernie a month before the wedding. We then had two phone calls, and a face-to-face meeting after that. Ernie made sure to include all of the details that we wanted in our wedding. For example, I grew up Catholic and my wife grew up Protestant. So, Ernie included a nice mix of prayers and scripture which were common in both churches in an effort to please all family members. Moreover, Ernie was happy to wear a suit even though we had an outdoor wedding in the middle of August at 4pm with no shade. Also, our wedding was non-traditional. We wrote our own vows, and read them to each other out loud. Ernie was loud, clear and sincere, and I would recommend to anyone looking for a wedding officiant. "
$225
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 44 reviews
5.0
(44)
  • 3 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
"We can't speak highly enough of Jon! From the first time we reached out to him until the last moments before the wedding, he remained incredibly responsive and reassuring that our special day would turn out exactly as we wanted it. With Jon, you will never feel unprepared during the ceremony; he will guide you, step-by-step, through the entire process by gently directing you and feeding you your words (you have no idea how helpful this is when you're overcome with emotion). One of the best things about Jon is he is as much an observer of the wedding as he is the minister - he will be just as happy to be there as your guests. Truly, having Jon as your minister will feel like you asked a close friend to officiate your wedding. Jon was by far the best choice for us, and we feel you can do no better!"
$250
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 20 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"Don was a wonderful part of a great day...twice. Both of our daughters chose Don as the Pastor for their weddings. "
$320
estimated cost
5.0
from 89 reviews
5.0
(89)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 12 years in business
  • 180 hires on Thumbtack
"Loretta was very professional and kind. The wedding went very smooth. She kept in contact with me often. I would recommend her for sure. "
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5.0
from 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"My wife liked pastor Sandi from our first meeting to talk about our ceremony. She was kind and communication with her was easy and fast. As soon as we left our ceremony my wife said that Pastor Sandi will defiantly be the Pastor we choose when we have our big wedding in the next year or two."
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4.4
from 56 reviews
4.4
(56)
  • 14 years in business
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
"Cathi was amazing. Fabulous heartwarming, universal words of love and devotion spoken over our union to make it official. I am so pleased and blessed that she was our officiant. She was involved, punctual, accomodating, and thorough. Most of all she is a beautiful person, and is very authentic."
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Top Pro
4.9
from 172 reviews
4.9
(172)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 342 hires on Thumbtack
"Loved working with Douglas and Pamela! I used them for my minister and my DJ! Pam was amazing when she married us. Everything was so perfect and Douglas made sure the music was perfect! Everyone was on the dance floor having a blast!!! Thank you both for the perfect day."
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4.7
from 87 reviews
4.7
(87)
  • 13 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
"The Wedding Judge (Anthony) was wonderfully warm, receptive, and willing to follow our lead when planning our ceremony. He provided lots of useful advice and provided his services with the utmost professionalism. It was also nice that he brought his wife and son with him both to our initial meeting and to the actual ceremony (upon our invitation). This was so easy, and Judge Anthony added just the right amount of solemnity to our occasion."
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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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