Find a bilingual wedding officiant near Providence, RI

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Top 10 bilingual wedding officiants near Providence, RI

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"I'm so excited for Rebeca to be a part of my wedding!"

$150

estimated cost

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5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
(26)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
"We were extremely happy with Rev Pete! We had a very small wedding ceremony in our home. We would definitely recommend him!"

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 21 reviews
5.0
(21)
GREAT VALUE
  • 36 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"When you look at the pictures p[osted on this site, you see the officiant smiling as broadly as the happy couple, You can be sure that Bob Hollis will share in the joy of your special day! My daughter had asked Bob to "marry her" when she was a very little girl. Although they had been out of touch for many years, Bob was her first call as we planned her wedding day. Bob did not disappoint. He met with the couple at a restaurant and in their home. He learned what was important to them. He navigated their emerging beliefs. He got us through a rainy rehearsal with optimism and humor. And the next day he conducted an outdoor vineyard ceremony that was personal and meaningful. There were tears, laughter, a strong sense of community—and even sunshine! Weeks later, Bob officiated at a friend's daughter's wedding. This was a more formal, church wedding. Once again, it was a beautiful ceremony that was personal for that couple. There is nothing I would change about our experience planning this wedding ceremony. "

$250

estimated cost

4.5
from 4 reviews
4.5
(4)
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Ryan was extremely professional and courteous. He offered Direction on what are ceremony should look like and helped us include our family in the ceremony. Will work with again in the future."

$180

estimated cost

4.9
from 8 reviews
4.9
(8)
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"My husband and I had a beautiful wedding at Four Corners and it was extremely special for me since I grew up at Four Corners. The service was beautiful and our guests all had a wonderful time. Due to the church not having a wedding there for a while before my wedding, there was a bit of disorganization, but knowing the people in the church, that will be alleviated. Overall, the ceremony was wonderful and we are very happy that we chose Four Corners Community Chapel. "

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 7 years in business
"After scheduling a consultation with Jewel's Ministery, this person no-called, no-showed on us. Not only did my fiancé and I wait for half an hour, but we never received an explanation. We have decided to go with an officiant who did show up for the consultation."

$175

estimated cost

4.8
from 86 reviews
4.8
(86)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
"Hi my name is Cassandra my husband Brian an I hired Tina to officiate our 7/11/2015 Wedding.. I was very Impressed with how she gave us several options of ceremonies to choose from. Tina has a Wonderful Personality and is easy to talk with. I would definitely recommend her to my friends,family. Thank You, The Bonesteel's"
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4.9
from 17 reviews
4.9
(17)
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Great wedding officiant! Very professional and her prices were extremely reasonable. I liked that she was willing to meet in person and discuss what we wanted exactly for our wedding, she was also very nice and helped us with what our vows should say. Really nice personality and overall just a very sweet person. Thanks again for all your help!"
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4.9
from 25 reviews
4.9
(25)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 17 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"Reverend Don Bliss performed my wedding ceremory over 10 years ago. I am not a member of his congregation, yet he took the time to get to know us as a couple. He offered premarital advise, communication, and took the time to find out what we were looking for in a ceremony. He has had an open door to us ever since. He performed the ceremony exactly how we wanted it, and I honestly could not have had a more wonderful day. "
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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"They supplied us with DJ and Officiant. Rev. Carl was fantastic. Our entire ceremony was just perfect. We could not have done it without him. The time he put into everything before the wedding was incredible. Very helpful & patient with us. We would recommend Ocean State to anyone!"
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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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