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Top 10 Ministers near Texas City, TX

Top Pro
5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"Met up with us short notice very nice!"

$100

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"Even though we met only once due to my schedule before the wedding and spent only a few hours together, it felt like we had known each other for much longer. Chris made us feel like that from the first moment we met him. After talking to him for only a short period of time, we knew that he was perfect for us. If we didn’t have a planner already, we would’ve gone the two of them! We felt very calm and serene in his presence, especially my fiancé who usually avoids the spotlight and who was nervous about the ceremony. Chris has an open personality that helps him connect with people in a sincere way. We felt comfortable sharing our love story and important details about us during our preparation meetings before the wedding. It was wonderful being able to just be ourselves in front of him which translated into the ceremony. That is what made the whole ceremony so beautiful and unforgettable."

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Mr Isaac arrived when he said he would and thankfully stayed a little longer than he supposed to. He was also very helpful in the short period of time we needed him and very energetic with some appreciated humor."

$185

estimated cost

4.7
from 3 reviews
4.7
(3)
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Minister Anissa did a beautiful wedding ceremony! My husband and I loved being able to create our own ceremony using her packet of passages. I know I drove her crazy with all the different verses and wording but we made it thru it. She made suggestions that worked well with our ceremony. Her words were genuine and heartfelt! Everyone connected with her words to us at our ceremony and she definitely made things less stressful for us! I highly recommend Minister Anissa Hunter because she really knows how to make your moment special!"

$125

estimated cost

4.9
from 169 reviews
4.9
(169)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 28 years in business
  • 364 hires on Thumbtack
"T'was great to havin' a minister like mr.peden has a big patient on our wedding day coz we're running on time (latelan hour ceremony but mr.peden was still there waiting for us...thanks sir Johnny that you are there being part of our big day!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"She was very heartful in her words and put emotion into her speech which set the tone for the ceremony."

$400

estimated cost

5.0
from 26 reviews
5.0
(26)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
"We just found the perfect officiant for our wedding!!! She has been very helpful and courteous replying to all our questions and concerns. She gave us creative freedom to do our wedding however we wanted! We are looking forward to meetings her to finalize all the details!"
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Top Pro
4.9
from 36 reviews
4.9
(36)
  • 21 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
"Hoss and his band were great! He was very prompt, setup was great. Everyone enjoyed the music and band members. Thanks for making our event a very special one!"
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4.8
from 30 reviews
4.8
(30)
  • 9 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
"What an awesome minister. We just loved him. He's very sweet, reasonably priced, did a great job. He showed up even after having serious family matters that day. He's everything you need In an officiant. On time, dressed well, reasonably priced, always always responds to messages, and a sweetheart, what more could you need? 100% would recommend him to anyone. "
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5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 7 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"LESLIE WAS AMAZING!!! SHE MADE OUR DAY SO PERSONAL!! SHE WAS SO VERY FRIENDLY & DID A AWESOME JOB OFFICIATING OUR CEREMONY!! I WILL DEFINATELY TELL MY FRIENDS & FAMILY ABOUT WHAT A AWESOME MINISTER SHE IS!!"
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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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