Find a bilingual wedding officiant near San Marcos, TX

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Top 10 bilingual wedding officiants near San Marcos, TX

Top Pro
5.0
from 53 reviews
5.0
(53)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
"I highly recommend this wedding officiant most professional and caring."

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Skip, made it clear he thought we were on the right track by wanting to be married by a man of God and in God's house and his words were both insightful and demonstrated his faith and ours. Jack and I are very happy to have found such a man to marry us. Skip made it plain he felt it was an honor to marry us and we and our friends were happy to be married at his church, Northeast Baptist Church. Jack and I would highly recommend Skip Holman to officiate the marriage of others who want a man of faith to bring them together in God's Holy Matrimony."

$50

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 69 reviews
5.0
(69)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 10 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
"If you want a Wedding Officiant who is reliable, fun, funny, sincere and professional, then Celebrations by Phillip is your guy! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Phillip! We highly recommend him!! (Thank you Phillip!) Lucy & Alex Newton"

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Bill is very friendly and was helpful in how we would perform our ceremony. We enjoyed having him officiate our wedding. Cannot praise him enough for his willingness to be there for us."

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Reverend Martin was wonderful to work with and made our wedding day special. The vows and ceremony were were customized and meaningful."

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 29 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I have done hundreds of weddings in past 25 years--most of them at outdoor venues. My message and ceremony are brief--total ceremony just 15-25 minutes depending on the number in the wedding party and the weather if outdoors. My approach is a traditional Christian wedding, but with some humor. It's positive, not preachy. But I can do simpler, shorter ceremonies too. Also, I arrive early to the venue on the day of the wedding and run interference, run errands, step in to solve any crises. COSTS $150 for ceremony. $250 for rehearsal and ceremony. A little extra if traveling more than 15 miles one way. (I live just south of Austin--between Austin and Buda.) I have great reviews on weddings.com and have done hundreds of weddings, mostly outdoor venues. I've been a pastor for 30 years and am 57 years old. No payment till rehearsal or ceremony. No contract. You can back out at any time. I've never missed a scheduled wedding and my couples have all been very happy with my services. I am a full time pastor (28 years same church) and have a pastor's heart and approach. I care for the couple."

$250

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Jay was AMAZING. He really listened to what we were looking for in our wedding ceremony and executed it perfectly. He was very responsive the weeks leading up to the wedding and gave us peace of mind. We were a tad nervous and he made everything go so smoothly and comfortable!!!"

$280

estimated cost

4.9
from 59 reviews
4.9
(59)
  • 4 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
"Rev. Ruth Moseley was the officiant at our family wedding, this weekend. She was warm, sincere and has a great sense of humor! I would not hesitate to recommend her for your services."
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4.9
from 56 reviews
4.9
(56)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
"We unexpectedly ended up finding Audrie to be our wonderful wedding officiant. Audrie created a beautiful ceremony for my husband and I that was very memorable. My husband and I decided to have our ceremony and reception at the same place due to all of our out of town guests who were attending. We wanted to make sure our ceremony reflected our Christian beliefs and the amazing reasons why we love each other so much. She knew what was important to us and it showed in her deliverance of our ceremony! Audrie really personalized a beaurdul ceremony for us. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone!"
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Top Pro
5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
(26)
  • 25 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Rev. Scott Kerschner was every thing we we're looking for in an officiant and then some. He helped to create a ceremony for our wedding on 10/08/16 that was prefect for us. He attended and ran our rehearsal dinner and showed up several hours early on the day of our wedding. He is very personable and professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant."
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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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