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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Deer Park, TX

Top Pro
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
"I really loved Ms. Lee Ann. She did a great job. Everyone loved the rose and the shell ceremonies. Many of my friends said they will use her services for their weddings!"
$100
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 137 reviews
5.0
(137)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 8 years in business
  • 262 hires on Thumbtack
"Jan was the best wedding officiant we could have ever asked for. She is a wedding professional & not only handled the ceremony perfectly, but she also helped me in so many other ways. She gave me a confidence that everything would be great & it was! Not only is Jan the best officiant you could ever have at your wedding, she is a remarkably great & genuine person. We were so pleased to have you Jan, thank you so much!"
$200
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 37 reviews
4.9
(37)
GREAT VALUE
  • 21 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr. Mayfield was punctual, professional and just the right person for our small wedding! He worked with our budget as well as our vow expectations, and gave our ceremony a grand yet magical feel that we were aiming for. I would highly recommend him!"
$175
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
  • 1 year in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
"This was our second marriage to each other. Chris was a pleasure to work with not only for the wedding, but also for our premarital counseling. We felt very comfortable with him and he provided a safe place to strengthen our relationship and not fall into the same pitfalls that tore us apart from before. We walked away from our last session with so much more knowledge, strength, and the tools needed to maintain our second journey in life together. Opted In terms of the ceremony layout, he was very accommodating and flexible with any ideas we had. I liked that we were able to put our own touches on the wording, but I also liked the fact that he gave a wide variety of options for wording for the ceremony. His delivery allowed our loved ones to feel and know that this time is forever…. Thank you Brey & Co"
$200
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"We are beyong pleased and blessed that Veronica performed our ceremony. Her speech reflected so much of our relationship and it was very sweet. We cannnot thank her enough for making our ceremony remarkable and beautiful. "
$170
estimated cost
5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"He was very nice, professional, and sensitive to my situation. He was running a few minutes behind and he let me know. Would definitely recommend him and use him again!!"
$185
estimated cost
5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"We were very pleased to have pastor Brad officiate our wedding. He did a remarkable job!"
$200
estimated cost
4.9
from 169 reviews
4.9
(169)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 28 years in business
  • 365 hires on Thumbtack
"It was a perfect decision for choosing Mr. Peden to officiate our wedding. Before the wedding, I requested Mr. Peden to meet us at coffee shop to talk about the ceremony, he was very nice and he did meet us at Starbucks on time. I can always talk to him over the phone anytime of the day. He listened to every suggestions we wanted for our ceremony. On the day of our wedding, he was there very early, so I didn't have to worry about calling him. I highly recommend Mr. Peden to officiate your wedding. Thank you for making our wedding very special! "
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5.0
from 28 reviews
5.0
(28)
  • 4 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
"I have known Donna for years, both professionally and personally. So when we asked her to be the officate at our wedding, we knew that she would make it very special for us. She went above and beyond for us, making it the best wedding we could have ever wished for."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
(26)
  • 19 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr. Nick was great! Great personality and great vibe. I was super nervous but he made my husband and I feel very comfortable. His words for the ceremony where meaningful and beautiful!"
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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.

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.

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