Find a bilingual wedding officiant near Kent, WA

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Top 10 bilingual wedding officiants near Kent, WA

Top Pro
5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
"So glad my husband and I chose Rosslynn to be our wedding officiant. She was kind, helpful, and responsive to our questions. She wrote us very personal and unique wedding vows and we loved it. On the wedding day, she was punctual and professional. We highly recommend her."
$185
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 178 reviews
4.9
(178)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 27 years in business
  • 309 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Brown baled on us without notice ... We tried reaching him repeatedly for several weeks before the wedding to ask questions but got no response. We had to scramble to find another officiant to take his place. He did finally contact us a week before to say he doesn't perform weddings anymore to focus on his marriage counseling business ... if you cannot commit to a wedding how can you teach couples to commit to a marriage."
$250
estimated cost
4.8
from 10 reviews
4.8
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"We were very please with his professionalism and how easy he was to work with. We will recommend him to anyone get married. He made our special day even more special."
$175
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
  • 37 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"Lonnie was amazing! He was our officiant at our wedding recently and had family/friends come up to us saying he was really good at what he does. I couldn’t have picked a better person to marry us. He is very kind and funny too! Thank you Lonnie for everything you’ve done for us!"
$210
estimated cost
5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"My wedding with Meagan was her first officiating experience. She worked with my wife and I to ensure we were thrilled with the ceremony readings, examined all small details, and retained a very professional demeanor throughout the process. From planning to ceremony she was full of smiles and cheer, everything you could ask of a wedding officiant."
$225
estimated cost
4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"Amanda was a great officiate for our wedding at home :) I enjoyed the ceremonies you could pick from and how I was able to personalize to what fit best for us....Thank you Amanda!"
$200
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Pastor Joseph officiated my wedding and did a fantastic job. Pastor Joseph offers a personal touch that most do not provide. Pastor Joseph will also take the time to discuss the meaning of marriage. He will also counsel you and your fiancé up until your big day. I highly recommend Pastor Joseph and can assure you he will prepare you for marriage and will lead you to beautiful wedding that you will not forget!"
$250
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Tabatha was very kind and went above and beyond! Her script was so beautifully written and i was happy to have gone with her to marry us. She is such a sweet individual & she even helped with carrying the back of my dress down the isle :) she did a great job and i would recommend her to anyone getting married in the future :)"
$300
estimated cost
5.0
from 63 reviews
5.0
(63)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
"She was very prepared and was an outstanding officiant at our wedding if we could do it all over again we would definitely chose Jeana I'd recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat the experience was one in a lifetime we appreciate all the thought and care she put in our wedding making it an outstanding day for me and my wife we thank you jeana and you guys can't go wrong closing her she great."
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Top Pro
4.9
from 49 reviews
4.9
(49)
  • 3 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
"Timothy Overturf officiated myself and my husband's wedding October 31, 2015. If life hadn't have gotten in the way, he would have gotten an immediate rating of excellence. Our wedding came at a bit of a rush, so I could be married in front of my great aunt who is now 104 years old. Mr. Overturf rose to the occasion beautifully. He could only meet with my husband to discuss our vows before showing up to marry us. He was beyond respectful to my family, and they absolutely loved him. He is very easy going and when we renew our vows, we will certainly be giving him a call (hopefully with more planning involved!) - We were supposed to have a traditional wedding this year, 2016, however life had other plans for us, as I became pregnant. Our renewal in the future will now have the added bonus of either a ring bearer or flower girl!!"
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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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