It’s free with no obligation to hire
Current Top Pro
Hired 115 times
6 years in business
Cash, Check, Zelle
Currently a Top Pro
Top Pros are among the highest-rated, most popular professionals on Thumbtack.
Jan - Jun
Jul - Dec
Wedding Officiant - Hanover 2019
Wedding Officiant - Powhatan 2019
Photos and Videos
Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
Starting with our first phone conversation, I knew there was something special about Gail. She was very informative, professional and put me at ease with bridal worries. I booked her months in advance because after speaking with her I had to have her officiate my wedding. She listens to what YOU want and envision for your day. Do yourself a favor and reach out to her now..I was beyond satisfied, my now husband loved her and we got countless praise from our guests on our ceremony. It was a night full of love and happiness and I'm certain Gail Olberg played a crucial hand..Oct 14, 2019Verified
Gail made our day truly special! As a same-sex couple, it was important for us to find an officiant that we felt comfortable with, and Gail truly made our day so special. The words she selected were perfect and really helped us focus on the moment. Our ceremony was just the two of us, and Gail was really helpful in pointing out picture ideas and areas at the courthouse for us to conduct the ceremony. She really helped to guide us through the whole planning process, and it is greatly appreciated. We felt like Gail made the day extra special and highly recommend her to anyone considering her to officiant their wedding!Sep 12, 2019Verified
Gail was absolutely wonderful! We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant. She listened to what we wanted and didn’t want. She was prepared and on time even with the stormy weather that took place on our day. She answered all of our questions and was willing to officiate our wedding even if it was in the rain. She kept it short and sweet so both the groom and I as well as the guests were happy. Thank you so much for everything!May 27, 2018Verified
Gail was a wonderful addition to our wedding day. What I liked most about Gail was that she took the time to get to know me and my husband prior to our ceremony...and not just surface questions, she seemed genuinely interested. She is a real gem in the industry and a bonus is her husband is a wonderful photographer! Hire Gail for your officiant needs.May 16, 2018Verified
My wedding was far from traditional, which was perfect. After the ups and downs my now husband and I have gone through in 17 years, we both decided to say I do. The place were we decided to exchange vows was a Detention Center. Finding an officiant that wouldn't be judgmental or look down on our situation was critical for me. As soon as Gail picked up the phone, she was instantly invested. She was flexible to my needs and was able to accommodate my need to change our wedding date at the last minute. She was professional and made sure everything was good to go at the facility. I highly recommend Gail - she makes you feel like she really cares and is sensitive to your needs!Sep 2, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My fees are tiered for basic simple elopements, small weddings, and larger weddings with rehearsals. For engagements requiring extensive travel, an additional fee to cover time and mileage may apply. For couples who are in a hurry for their Certified copies, I will travel to hand deliver the Marriage License to the applicable Court to expedite it's processing. (Subject to my availability, additional compensation required)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We'll initially meet in person or by phone to discuss everything to be included in their ceremony. We continue to stay in contact right up to the day of the event. My couples are encouraged to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, changes or additions regarding their ceremony.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I specialize in Civil and Non-denominational wedding ceremonies throughout Virginia receiving 5 star reviews for my ceremonies. (Civil being, no mention of God and Non-denominational being, of no particular faith but containing mention of God. For example: in a prayer) I marry couples with no guests in attendance (Elopements), formal ceremonies with 300 guests, and everything in between. Occasionally, my couples engage my services at the spur of the moment for an elopement, but usually, my couples reserve my services between 3 – 12 months in advance of their wedding date. Even for elopements.