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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Alice, TX

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"He did an outstanding job, was a very friendly guy. Definitely recommend him to anyone who wants a small wedding. "

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 20 reviews
5.0
(20)
GREAT VALUE
  • 16 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
"Brent was amazing! I didn't have your traditional ceremony, it was the 2nd marriage f po r both of us so we wanted something different and unique and that's exactly what we had. We had the wedding at the Whataburger Field, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks, be fore the game, we as the bride and groom wore jerseys and asked all of our guests to do the same. And as unique and personable as our venue was, so was our ceremony. Brent met with us about 3 weeks before the date and really took the time to get to know us, as we did him and he put together the most awesome, amazing and personal ceremony I could have ever asked for, it was perfect!!! "

$175

estimated cost

4.2
from 19 reviews
4.2
(19)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
"We hired TWM to officiate our wedding. We were able to choose our officiant and meet with him to discuss the details of the wedding in advance. Unfortunately, a week before our wedding the officiant that we chose had an emergency and had to go our of town and could not perform our wedding. TWM provided us with an alternative officiant, Pastor Richard and he was very good."

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 36 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Dr. Moten was wonderful. He was very prompt in replying to messages and gave me comfort and reassurance that he would be there when we needed him and would take care of the vows. He arrived early and was very kind and professional. The ceremony was relaxed, perfect, just what I was hoping for. I would recommend him to anyone in search of a wedding officiant."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Stephanie and I pleged in 1975 to be life partners and after two very stressful hosptial stays, ago we have been toying with the notion of renewing our vows and making it legal. In the very spot were we meet so long ago. How hard could that be you ask 12 officiants later we called him. We explained that with our heritage and belifes were heavily centered around Handfasting. He pulled it off I tell you, we are in the airport fixing to go on the honey moon and the Ceremony had so much energy we still cant beleive how easy he was . Mrs and Mrs Gina Black"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Vivian was very helpful and quick with every aspect of our ceremony. Any changes we wanted she immediately threw in even the day of. She even met up the day after to tie some loose ends since we as the couple had forgotten. I'm not getting married again, but if I were, I would contact her!"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"Tim was an excellent speaker! He was well organized and prepared, prompt, engaging, and left and great impact on our audience. R. Franklin"
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4.5
from 2 reviews
4.5
(2)
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"She arrived early & did a wonderful job. Was very warm towards everyone. I would refer her to anyone looking for a ceremony that's ur own."
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"I am a 35 year old hopeless romantic. I have 2 beautiful daughters that love playing sports. On my down time, I love working out and helping others. I believe in making a difference in one person, it sends a ripple that Influence's them to do onto others."
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New on Thumbtack
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"We strive to give you the best service possible for memories that last a lifetime."
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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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