Find a minister near Temple, TX

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Top Pro
5.0
from 68 reviews
5.0
(68)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
"Phillip did an amazing job, and loved how he personalized our entire ceremony to fit who we are. Thank you again Phillip for doing an amazing job, and putting up with my silly crazy husband. I would recommend Phillip to anyone who wants a genuine minister who does an amazing job!!!"

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 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 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Brother Jack Riley officiated our wedding. It was so beautiful and heartfelt. Would definitely recommend him. We loved him! He took all of our requests and he made the perfect ceremony speech effortlessly. Loved meeting with him. Thank you Brother Jack!"

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"My belief is that this is all about you and no matter what it takes, I will do everything I can for you."

$150

estimated cost

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 29 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"was prompt and informative"

$250

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 61 reviews
4.9
(61)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 38 years in business
  • 107 hires on Thumbtack
"Charles was excellent. He incorporated special things about my husband and I's interests and our branding unity ceremony. He dressed to match the western theme of our wedding. We couldn't have picked a better minister."
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Top Pro
5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
(26)
  • 25 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Rev Scott was the most amazing part of our wedding. We were left high and dry without a minister on Christmas 9 days before our wedding. He was enthusiastic about getting to know us and being everything we needed on the day. He never left the bride's side, he was always attentive if I needed a moment to breathe, if I needed to make an announcement to the party he was happy to do it. He was an all around coordinator that made my day special! My fiancé grew up with a single mom. Rev Scott helped to easy his nerves, tie his tie, and even read some precious words that family had given him to read when we were alone. I can't thank him enough, we were directionless and needed help! He held our hands and got us married! He even wrote 3-4 drafts of the ceremony till it was perfect, and printed up a bound copy for us! He was there when I needed tissues. He was there the day before when a family tragedy struck and we had to push through an awkward rehearsal. Words cannot truly say how much he meant to us. He made us feel like family, and I hope to stay in contact through the years! He is a truly honest soul whose business is not wedding consulting/officiating, but rather his ministry is love! I know having that ceremony and those photos will help our marriage grow, and our love thrive!"
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4.9
from 25 reviews
4.9
(25)
  • 9 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
"We were very impressed by them welcoming us to their home to meet them and to go over the ceremony. Even though it was our first time meeting them, we really enjoyed our visit and conversations. They are a great couple, with great personalities! Our wedding ceremony went great, and we are thankful to the both of them for marrying us!"
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4.9
from 48 reviews
4.9
(48)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 13 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
"My husband and I got married with Stephen Simmons as our Officiant/Minister and he was a wonderful! We couldn't have hoped for a better minister for our ceremony. From our first meeting with him I could tell he was exactly what we were looking for. He was very flexible and willing to accommodate all of our requests. His replies to us were always fast and helpful. His website was a wealth of knowledge and resources as well, and with that and his expertise, it helped us to create the perfect ceremony. His prices were extremely fair and reasonable. I would highly recommend Stephen to any couples looking for a professional, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly officiant/minister for their wedding!"
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4.2
from 19 reviews
4.2
(19)
  • 6 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
"Wow! Where to even begin. As soon as we saw the video of Jesse on the website, we knew he was going to be the one to marry us. We met with him and a 30 minute meeting turned into an hour so quickly because of how well we got along. He was so helpful along the way and eased our nerves 100%. Something came up for the rehearsal and Reverend Esparza was immediately there to take the reigns and make sure everything ran smoothly. He was wonderful as well! When it came time for our ceremony, Reverend Jesse was there and made it a day we won't ever forget. We both felt so comfortable and it was just meant to be to have him as our minister. I recommend Texas Wedding Ministers to everyone! Especially Reverend Jesse and Reverend Esparza. Thank you both for communicating with us throughout this whole process and making sure our day was perfect!! - Shaina & Alex"

$300

estimated cost

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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