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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Denton, TX

Top Pro
4.9
from 127 reviews
4.9
(127)
GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
"He was a great offiaciant for our wedding he even offered to take pictures of us so we can have some since it was just me and my husband and he even came up with suggestions on where we could have the ceremony."
$150
estimated cost
4.8
from 114 reviews
4.8
(114)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 237 hires on Thumbtack
"Leslie did the most beautiful ceremony for my Son & his new wife, she is a delightful & spiritual woman. Thank you so much Leslie & it was so nice to meet you :) Sandi~ Wolfgang & April Fontenot wedding in Grand Prairie, TX 7/13/2016"
$195
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Great knowledge and responce to couples and individuals."
$160
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 22 reviews
4.9
(22)
  • 36 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
"Warren was great at our wedding and prepping us for the big day!"
$250
estimated cost
5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 18 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"My husband and I did premarital counseling with Dr. Blackwell. She was not there to just agree with us, she was there to dig in and get to the root of why we wanted to get married. She challenged us when it came to our reasons why. She held us accountable while loving us. She was open and honest with us and very knowledgeable on not just the Bible but also married life and our roles in becoming one. I recommend taking the time to experience this love, care, and knowledge from this woman of God. Planning to continue to counsel with Dr. Blackwell. Thank you again for being the guidance that we needed."
$250
estimated cost
4.9
from 79 reviews
4.9
(79)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 228 hires on Thumbtack
"Ralph and Doris are amazing. Kind, God-fearing, and overall good-spirited people. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant for our wedding. It was like we'd known them for years. If I had the choice again, I choose them every time. Thank you both so incredibly much for making our day one to remember. "
$325
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"Reverend Janssen was absolutely wonderful! She made our wedding day so much easier. She was great to work with. She gave me choices of what she already had put together. It was so simple! She was so kind. I was reluctant to hire someone from the internet that I did not know but I knew immediately that I had made the right choice!"
$300
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Sam was so prepared for my husband and I’s wedding. He tailored the ceremony to our personalities and beliefs. He is such an eloquent speaker. He was always prompt in his replies via email or quick to call if we had a question. I would absolutely recommend him for anyone’s wedding. If you’re looking for someone personable, professional and fun, Look no further!"
$200
estimated cost
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Nice person and when out of her way to come to my house and was very patient while I gathered everyone...would definitely call her again"
$275
estimated cost
4.8
from 4 reviews
4.8
(4)
"Josh Rubio is a gifted and experienced minister. He is an absolute joy to work with and my experience with him has been exceptional. I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a minister to officiate your wedding."
$225
estimated cost

Q & A

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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.

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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