Find a lesbian wedding officiant near Lakewood, WA

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Top 10 lesbian wedding officiants near Lakewood, WA

5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Reverend Roberts was great and on time. i enjoyed that he had 3 different vows and we got to choose one. He also suggested the location and it was perfect for pictures."
$90
estimated cost
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
  • 308 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Steven Brown and his wife did an amazing job for our small elopement ceremony. They personalized everything to our preferences and I couldn't have imagined a better officiant service. They tailored everything to our wishes and gave us a beautiful copy of our ceremony to keep with us forever! Out of the other choices for officiants, they definitely stood out above the rest, with very reasonable prices. They offered, not only their services that day but, ongoing support for our future "formal" ceremony and all the many years to come as a married husband and wife---through personalized counseling if we ever need it. It was a wonderful blessing to find such an amazing wedding officiant. They go above and beyond and you can tell it's within their hearts to support personalized ceremonies and successful marriages for all the couples they serve. They are a very amazing team who created such a dream come true for our special day."
$250
estimated cost
4.8
from 10 reviews
4.8
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 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!"
$200
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 truly a perfect fit for us. She radiates joy and easily shares that joy through her officiating. She was always responsive to our emails. I was in Reno when I hired her and was unable to meet with her until the day of our wedding! She was immediately so warm that we knew we had chosen the right officiant for our special day. If you need an officiant, don't hesitate to hire Amanda, you won't be sorry!"
$200
estimated cost
4.9
from 47 reviews
4.9
(47)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 26 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
"Steve did a fantastic job officiating our wedding! We are so pleased with his work and so grateful that he was part of our big day. Steve did a fantastic job before our wedding offering us some examples of what we could have read during the ceremony, but had no problem with us adding or subtracting things to make it more specific to us. We wanted him to be part of the rehearsal as well, which was a great idea as he was definitely experienced and was able to keep our families and bridal party focused and on track to ensure the real ceremony went off without any problems. If you are still looking for a wedding officiant, you are absolutely going to be delighted reaching out to Steve!"
$300
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

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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.

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.

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