Find a bilingual wedding officiant near Memphis, TN

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Top 10 bilingual wedding officiants near Memphis, TN

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5.0
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GREAT VALUE
  • 23 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"My marriage & family was restored! Hope was renewed in our lives. He reached out to us. He cared enough to call back. The love shown is immeasurable!"

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5.0
from 70 reviews
5.0
(70)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 30 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
"John Pickler was the best wedding officiant for my wedding I couldn't ask for a better person his ceremony speech was on point just the way we wanted it I would recommend him to someone else great job john."
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4.8
from 57 reviews
4.8
(57)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 21 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
"David oficiated out wedding very professional. He waited on me to arrive since I was behind. Overall happy with the experience"
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4.9
from 41 reviews
4.9
(41)
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
"Mark was the officiant for our wedding. It was an outdoor ceremony and 110 heat index, and he managed to make the ceremony blessedly brief, without feeling rushed. On top of that, he was humorous without being showy, and we felt that his message was perfect for us. I would highly recommend Mark."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I have had doors shut in my face trying to find someone to marry me and my fiancé, he is an inmate so the people I have talked to have treated me like I’m not a decent person. I am a mother, daughter ,and soon to be wife thanks to mr. Crawford for not being judgmental he’s open minded and truly wants to see people happy so he is giving me the one wish I haven’t been able to be granted he’s doing our nuptials. I hope this helps other woman and men that are in my situation. MR. CRAWFORD WILL HELP AND NOT JUDGE!!!"
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"David officiated my wedding last spring and it was great! He really took time to get to know my husband and I and allowed the ceremony to be what we wanted. I'm a very traditional person who didn't want a traditional wedding and he was able to pick up on that and found a way to merge those 2 very contrasting ideas. Since I am a planner but I was very unsure of what i needed to do, he was able to walk us through everything to ensure that we were perpared on the day of. I would highly recommend him and loved working with him!"
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5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Jimmy was a fantastic officiant for our wedding! He was very easy to work with and everything went perfectly, despite us choosing not to rehearse. I highly recommend him if you're looking for an friendly, professional wedding officiant!"
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 4 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr.Geno did a great job for our wedding I would recommend him to anyone."
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 2 years in business
"Extremely friendly, flexible, and professional!"
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4.5
from 4 reviews
4.5
(4)
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Lisa was excellent. Definelty went above and beyond to help us have the wedding we imagined."
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Q & A

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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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