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Catherine W.

Let's "I Do" This

If I could have added all optional compliments, she would’ve earned five stars in every category. She made the entire process easier on us which was good because with only three weeks to plan a wedding, every little bit helped, and she went above and beyond. She also knew all the right questions and gave us perfect instructions on how to get the marriage certificates started; which she then submitted afterwards! Hassle free, beautiful ceremony, tailored made to accommodate the bride’s preferences, and she even came half an hour early which was good to know as so many others were late! People often forget how important wedding officiants are (i.e. without them, there is no wedding; at least not an official one), so for this pertinent aspect, I’d say all expectations were exceeded! Five stars, two thumbs up, and we definitely recommend her!

Nov 26, 2018

Amber S.

I Thee Wed

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.

Oct 16, 2016

Todd H.

Covenant Weddings

Charles was BEYOND our expectations! Warm, personable, and performed a ceremony that made us feel like we were having a $100,000 wedding. Many, many thanks, Charles!

Sep 14, 2015

Shana L.

Reverend Coyle

Glenn and Rosan were truly wonderful!!! From the very first email to the ceremony itself Glenn & Rosan were genuine and professional! They welcomed us into their home for our initial meeting and right from the start we could tell they would not only put together our ideal wedding ceremony but they truly are an example of the kind of marriage we are longing for. The way Glenn speaks of his wife with love & admiration, and the way Rosan looks at Glenn with respect & desire it was clear we had found the right people to create our unique and personal wedding ceremony. My husband and I are both spiritual however at the moment did not have a personal relationship with a pastor whom we felt comfortable officiating our wedding. It was important to us to have a ceremony that incorporated our spiritual beliefs and reflected the sincerity of the vows were would share. Glenn & Rosan organize and created the script and flow of our entire ceremony. For our rehearsal and the day of our wedding Glenn & Rosan lead and coached us as well as our wedding party and family members. I did not have a day of coordinator or wedding planner, so their direction and organization was greatly appreciated. Not to mention an added value! (I know people that have spent $500 to $1000 for this type of wedding direction) Members of our wedding party commented how charismatic and professional our officiates were. Glenn & Rosan offer exceptional service at a tremendous value! Trust me! They are worth every penny spent, which was nothing in relation to the service they provided. Wedding: 04/11/2014

Apr 25, 2014

Brittney C.

I Do Ceremonies

He was early enough to be at the place at the same time we got there. He was flexible and really sweet! He's really helpful and laid back too! I suggest Stephen to anyone needing a wedding officiant! He was outstanding!

Dec 25, 2013

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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