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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Shoreline, WA

Top Pro
4.9
from 178 reviews
4.9
(178)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 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"
$250
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
GREAT VALUE
  • 2 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
"I helped my friends set up their wedding. Rosslynn's assistance was outstanding. Everything went smoothly. Everyone was happy. I certainly recommend her services."
$185
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
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)
  • 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
Top Pro
4.9
from 48 reviews
4.9
(48)
  • 3 years in business
  • 92 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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4.7
from 111 reviews
4.7
(111)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 193 hires on Thumbtack
"Pastor Delgado performed such a beautiful ceremony! So happy we chose him to perform our wedding! His and his wife's dedication to Our Lord shines through in their personalities. Wonderful to be blessed by such a beautiful couple. Excited to see the pictures Stephanie took of our wedding! We were their 136th couple. So grateful. Would highly recommend them!!!! :)"
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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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