Find a minister near Puyallup, WA

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Top 10 Ministers near Puyallup, WA

Top Pro
5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
"Rosslyn is wonderful, and warm, and did a fantastic job at our wedding. An impromptu change of date, I hired her less than 12 hours before the big 'I Do', and she still created a beautiful ceremony, which we were able to do not only early in the morning, but at the top of an overlook in the woods! If you want a kind, professional officiant willing to work with you, you've found her!"

$185

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 22 reviews
5.0
(22)
  • 37 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
"Lonnie is very kind and will work with you through the tough questions. We have been meeting with him for several months now and he is excellent. We are so excited for our marriage and know his guidance in our relationship will help carry us through! Thanks so much Lonnie!"

$220

estimated cost

4.8
from 9 reviews
4.8
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Very patient with our last minute decision. We can’t wait for our special day."

$175

estimated cost

4.9
from 9 reviews
4.9
(9)
  • 5 years in business
  • 23 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

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
"We hired Meagan to officiate our wedding in August of 2018 at Deception Pass State Park. We met with Meagan at the beginning of the process for us to get to know each other and to discuss the details of the ceremony. We had a general idea of what we were looking for, we just didn’t know how it all should come together. Meagan ran with some of our ideas and came up with the perfect theme and timing for the ceremony. She was very professional, friendly and full of smiles during the whole day, even when it rained right in the middle of the ceremony. We’re so glad we chose to work with Meagan on our special day!"

$230

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 178 reviews
4.9
(178)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 27 years in business
  • 308 hires on Thumbtack
"Steven was our minister at our wedding and was wonderful to work with! He suited our vows to meet our tastes, and on the day of, they were perfect. Steven went above and beyond our expectations, he always made himself available to any questions we had. An amazing person and an amazing minister!!"

$350

estimated cost

4.9
from 46 reviews
4.9
(46)
  • 26 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
"Steve was excellent ! I gave him less than a weeks notice to perform my bilingual wedding and he came through with a memorable sermon that included all of the bible verses I requested to be mentioned. He was funny and went with the flow of our wedding. (It started later than planned, my husband forgot his ring at home !!) He made the whole thing very comfortable and remembered some of the elements of our ceremony that I forgot ! He really wanted us to be happy with what he had prepared and took just a few moments to go over all the details with us. He understood we only had a second to talk about those details and he was very good at being time sensitive with us. He even asked me what he should wear to ensure he was dressed appropriate for our wedding style! I would recommend Steve to anyone who needs a solid ordained minister. I do believe he would perform well under any circumstance ! Thank you 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

Top Pro
4.8
from 65 reviews
4.8
(65)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
"We loved Rev Martinez!! He was warm and welcoming. He made us feel so comfortable from our first meeting thru the ceremony. Plus he added some humor to it all just making it a great experience and great day."
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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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