Find a wedding officiant near Mount Vernon, WA

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Mount Vernon, WA

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
GREAT VALUE
  • 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."

$190

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Andrew was extremely accommodating when my stepdaughter and her fiancé gave us five days' notice that they would like to be wed before returning to Scotland. He was extremely helpful to the bride and groom with their vows. Andrew was delightful and very sincere at the ceremony. My only regret is that I cannot give Andrew any higher rating than Thumbtack allows. My hope for the future is that Andrew can perform the wedding ceremonies for my other daughters. He was truly the best officiant! We were so pleased to have Andrew participate in this very special day and feel confident that you will be just as pleased!"

$150

estimated cost

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4.9
from 178 reviews
4.9
(178)
GREAT VALUE
  • 27 years in business
  • 308 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Steve was phenomenal! From the beginning to the end he was invested in our marriage, which was important to us. This could have been an issue, especially, because we live in Los Angeles. Thank you for Skype! Along with him officiating our wedding, we had premarital counseling with him weekly. Due to time restrictions we were unable to finish before our wedding, but will finish in the upcoming weeks. The day of our wedding Pastor Steve was punctual and arrived with his wife. His wife Ann was also included in the counseling and vow process. Our wedding went smooth and afterwards we signed our marriage certificate and Pastor Steve and his wife mailed them in for us. Thanks! During this process Ann was so cute with making sure there were photos and that everything was filled out correctly. Why we would recommend Pastor Steve to other couples: 1. His rate -he is affordable and will tell you it is not about the money, but being able to bless other couples (FYI - he has NEVER had a couple get a divorce in which he had officiated) 2. Invested -him and his wife are both invested in your relationship, they want you to be successful 3. Accommodating -Pastor Steve is super easy going and actually listens! You want this process to be the simple and you want to feel you know the person who is marrying you to make it more intimate. -I refer back to many of our lessons and looking forward to lunch with him and his wife in the future. Thank you Pastor Steve and Ms. Ann for being an intricate part of our wedding. #meettheseales"

$350

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I have 40 years of experience in counseling, the first 24 as a Social Worker and the past 18 as a United Methodist minister. When doing non-marriage related counseling, I am open to including issues of faith/religion in our work, but only do so when requested. I have conducted numerous weddings, both within a church and elsewhere. I am not looking to "recruit" folks for my church; I simply enjoy doing this sort of work. If there is travel involved on my part, my fee will increase in proportion to the extra time and expenses involved. I do not do weddings that have not been rehearsed."

$200

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"Samantha was a joy to work with! Our ceremony was small and quite last minute, but she helped us put all the pieces in place and created and truly wonderful ceremony for me and my partner. She responded quickly to texts and emails, and really worked with us to craft a special ceremony that reflected us. I highly recommend working with Sam if you have the opportunity to. She won’t let you down!"

$225

estimated cost

5.0
from 62 reviews
5.0
(62)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
"After the officiant that we hired cancelled on us one week before our wedding, we called Jeana and she agreed to officiate our wedding. I immediately felt more comfortable with her than with our previous officiant. She forgot that we wrote our own vows, but once we reminded her she made sure that we exchanged them! She was absolutely wonderful and we would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant. "
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4.7
from 110 reviews
4.7
(110)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 190 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Jose was awesome!! Everyone was very complimentary of the ceremony! Unfortunately, my husband and i decided not to go with our original choice for reasons i won't mention here. Rev Jose came through for us 1 week before the wedding!!! Laary and i would definitely recommend him! Thanx again Rev Jose for contributing to our Magical Day:)"
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4.9
from 20 reviews
4.9
(20)
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"Matthew Thuney was our officiant for the wedding and he did an amazing job. My husband and I were extremely satisfied. My family was impressed by Matthew's layout. It was the perfect length, it wasn't to short and wasn't too long. The beauty about working with Matthew is that he did exactly what we asked him to do without questioning anything. Thank you so much Mathew, we are so grateful. You made the most important day of our life absolutely perfect!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I had Dana perform a Handfasting ceremony for myself and my partner, he was professional, understanding of our wants and needs, willing to meet with us multiple times to go over the vows and ceremony. He helped us refine our vows, get the venue setup, and went above and beyond both prior to the day and the day of. He is well worth his fees, quite a bargin in my humble opinion. If you want someone that will respect you and be an encouragement in all manners of planning and execution of details, you have found the person in Dana. I could not imagine that day without Dana's participation."
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
"Tarin officiated our wedding in September of 2014. Everything went so perfect and smoothly. And the vows and exchanging of rings was absolutely beautiful, he had each of our bridal party hold our rings to send their good thoughts and blessings on our marriage before we gave them to each other, it was the most amazing thing. Tarin is awesome and did such a wonderful job making our whole ceremony personalized to us. I wouldn't change a thing about our ceremony. I highly recommend Tarin as your wedding officiant. Thank you Tarin for making us Mr and Mrs! "
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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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