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David R.

Wedding Officiant

I hired Mr. Wahl for my wedding and he did a fantastic job! Mr. Wahl was puntual, courteous and professional from beginning to end. Both my wife and I are extremely happy and satisfied with his services. I would definitely recommend Mr. Wahl to all my friends and family.

Dec 26, 2018

Christina S.

Boda Civil DFW

Hector is a very patient, amazing man! Very friendly and dedicated. I really dont think I could have found anyone better to officiate my sons wedding. Even though we got off to a late start( and I was in a panic) he was quick to assure me that it happens all the time and he plans for it. I will definitely refer Hector to everyone I know, as well as use his services again for any future needs. Thank you Hector! You helped make this day extra special for our family! - Threasa

Jun 5, 2016

Bonnie P.

Kingdom Advance Ministries

Our Son was going to go to the justice of the peace to get married before his destination wedding next year. It turned into a family event and we asked Tom to officiant the wedding at the Embassey Suites hotel Sundance Square to include all the family. It was just perfect!! Tom was in contact with all our changes and the wedding ceremony was so much more than justice of the peace. It was personalized and he really spent time to make this our own special day for our son and new daughter-in-law!! Thank you-Tom!!

Feb 25, 2016

Harlie H.

Say, "I Do"

My wife and I had a small out door wedding. Darline was amazing. she was able to meet prior so that we could discuss how we wanted our wedding to be preformed. She was kind ,professional , and all around amazing. she was early and even able to help me suprise my wife with a new ring. thank you so much. Anyone would be lucky to have her.

Sep 1, 2015

Maria D.

Rev. Brian

I have 0 complaints, he was amazing.....the wedding was in august at 11 and didn't start until 12. He did an amazing job keeping the crowd distracted which was a hard job considering it was outdoors and the real-feel temperature was around 100. All of my guests loved him.....he had a sense of humor and always said the right thing at the right time....BEST WEDDING OFFICIANT EVER!!!!!

Aug 25, 2015

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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