Find a wedding officiant near Greenwood, SC

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5.0
from 53 reviews
5.0
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GREAT VALUE
  • 5 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
"Everything was awesome, my original wedding officiant cancelled on me day of our wedding (crazy, right?) I called "Bless The Day" Wedding officiant and many others in a rush merely hours before my wedding and he got here just in time. The other officiants that I called didn't pick up the phone. I would give him ten stars if I could; I should have went with him in the first place, he was professional, organized, punctual, and very calm. If you are reading this, please hire this guy. He's a lifesaver!"

$175

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from 3 reviews
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  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"She was right there when needed, very resourceful with additional information and always kind in being professional the whole entire process."

$180

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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Adams made the whole process stress free and did an amazing job at my ceremony!"

$200

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4.9
from 45 reviews
4.9
(45)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
"Lisa was kind, and very helpful throughout our entire experience (even way before the wedding date). She created a wonderful ceremony for us that was catered to what we wanted it to say. She even had a copy of the vows we had wrote just in case we forgot to bring ours. Lisa even came to our rehearsal that was the morning of the wedding since we were having an evening wedding. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone needing a notary for their wedding. She is WONDERFUL and I'm so glad we picked her! Thank you for helping to make our wedding day smooth and carefree!"
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5.0
from 11 reviews
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  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Debbie made my wedding day special with her kind words. She made the experience amazing. I highly recomend her."
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5.0
from 28 reviews
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(28)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
"Katrina was amazing and the most sweetest person. She drove far for our wedding and wedding rehearsal. She was very responsive and helped with every step. She helped develop a beautiful ceremony. Every word was amazing and personal. She even helped give advised for obtaining our wedding license. My wedding was gorgeous and I would choose Reverend Katrina all over again! Love her."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 26 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Mark served as our wedding officiant and provided our premarital counseling when my husband and I got married two years ago. He is one of the nicest, most genuine people we've met and my husband and I are thankful he was part of our big day. Mark completely customized our ceremony and helped make our day so special. He also made us feel very comfortable during our premarital counseling sessions, which were great preparation for marriage. I highly recommend him to other Christian couples who are looking for a wedding officiant and/or premarital counseling. Mark is wonderful!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
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(2)
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"My husband and I found Deandre to be extremely helpful in growing together as we prepared for our wedding day. He always came to our sessions with good questions and key talking point to help us think about different situations that could happen later in our marriage and also help with things that were already going on. The two books he had us read were incredible and helped us grow individually as well as, as a couple. I would recommend Deondre for not only premarital counseling but all counseling."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 14 years in business
"Darlene was everything we could have hoped for in an officiant. She took the time to get to know us and craft a service that felt extremely personal. We definitely plan on staying in touch and will remember our wedding and the role Darlene played so well in it very fondly."
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 3 years in business
"My life coaching experience has been mind blowing to say the least! Baruti Muenda Meriamen has been and always will be an inspiration to me. Life coaching was definitely his calling. Mr. Meriamen is easy to talk to and also has a great ear for listening. I am a married woman with three amazing children. The initial consultation a year and a half ago was about my six year old daughter. My daughter's lack of focus was interfering with her performance in school. Mr. Meriamen has given me amazing help an strategies in dealing with this issue. As I listen and communicated with Mr. Meriamen, realization sets in that my life needs coaching too. At the age of forty nine, scared and felt my identity was lost and needed clarity on my purpose or importance in life. Starving for his knowledge and expertise, Mr. Meriamen supplied food for thought! His mentoring ability is very impressive. He coached me in a gentle but firm way In so many areas of my life. Mr. Meriamen is very direct, deliberate and decisive in his recommendations. I have been able to make great strides, improvements and applaud Baruti's strength, understanding, patience, enthusiasm,tenacity, and perseverance to my life's journey! He's made me see that the glass is always half full! I look at life differently and know now that it's never ever to late to accomplish what you desire in life. I wanted to enhance my growth and improve relationships with the people who mean the most. I know how and when to pick or choose battles! I've learn to not sweat the small stuff! I am so appreciative and thankful to Baruti Muenda Meriamen for his help, support, dedication, and commitment to enhancing my quality of life! There is no question in my mind that Baruti Muenda Meriamen would be a tremendous asset in your life as a mentor and or coach. He's taught me to always remember that you are confined only by the walls you build yourself.......and you are in the driver's seat with or without a license......that you my friend are in control! Live life....but on your own terms!"
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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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