Find a wedding officiant near Menasha, WI

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Find a wedding officiant near Menasha, WI

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Top 10 Wedding Officiants near Menasha, WI

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from 2 reviews
5.0
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  • 10 years in business
"Anna has helped me get rid of guilt, anxiety, fear, self judgement and a broken heart. I am a survivor of child abuse and spousal abuse. I still remember the things that happened to me, but no longer the defeatist emotions and attitudes that go with it. Through Anna's help, I am a very positive motivated woman. Trust Anna. You are on the right track."

$150

estimated cost

4.4
from 7 reviews
4.4
(7)
  • 17 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Shane was a wonderful officiant. He was very professional. He really made it beautiful for us."

$160

estimated cost

4.7
from 3 reviews
4.7
(3)
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Great work, great experience. Very helpful!"

$180

estimated cost

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5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
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GREAT VALUE
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"I really admire Pastor Dan's outlook and relaxed demeanour. It relieves a great weight on our shoulders knowing he will be there on our wedding day."

$300

estimated cost

5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
"Shana was easy to work with and was willing to work with everything we wanted for our ceremony!!! I absolutely loved having her as part of our day!!!! She made everything so easy and was always ready for any question we had. I highly recommend her and will continue to recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding"
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4.9
from 60 reviews
4.9
(60)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 89 hires on Thumbtack
"Bro Paul did a fantastic job officiating our wedding at Lambeau Field. He was professional, courteous, on time and just wonderful. He added just the right touch of humor to the ceremony and made it meaningful for us and our families. He was flexible, worked with us on our needs and took care of all the details. He took the time to get to know us to ensure our ceremony was personal to us. We recommend him to anyone!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
"He minstered our wedding. He was fantastic couldnt have asked for a better guy for the job, very professional."
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4.9
from 8 reviews
4.9
(8)
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Debby was wonderful. I booked her for our wedding over a year in advance and we were in contact throughout. She provided such a personal and spot-on ceremony for my husband and I. Multiple guests at the rehearsal commented on how fun she was! We are beyond happy."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
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"My, now husband, and I were looking for a reasonably priced wedding officiant and learned of Two Shall Become One. We were both previously married and had big weddings in the past, this time we wanted a small ceremony with limited family and close friends. Having a full Catholic wedding the first time, and coming from a very religious family, Joan not only respected my wishes of taking the "church out of the wedding" but served as an ally to me when family members wanted me to again have another Catholic Wedding. Joan let me write my own vows (which was very important to me) and did a great job as the officiant of our wedding. If you are looking for someone who cares, will invest her time, and ensures you have the ceremony you desire--go with Joan! She offers free consultation, performs religious or non - religious ceremonies, and is reasonably priced! We couldn't be happier with our day!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Joe did an amazing job with our wedding! He is very organized and you could tell he was experienced. Communication is great, responded to messages timely with any questions we had. He took the time to personalize the wedding to us. I would defenitly reccomend him!"
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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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