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5.0
from 15 reviews
5.0
(15)
GREAT VALUE
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"I’m so Blessed for Pastor Dan to do our wedding next year!!! He contacted me right away and was very professional and listened to what we wanted!"

$300

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 100 reviews
4.9
(100)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 225 hires on Thumbtack
"Simply amazing!!!!! Words can not begin to express how wonderful Ms. Ross was at helping orchestrate, guide, and performing at our wedding, her wealth of knowledge overflows. The rehearsals and the pre-wedding meetings where extremely helpful for my wife and I. Thank you once again Ms. Ross!! Its only been two days and we miss you already. :-)"

$375

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 4 years in business
"If I could give Liz a 10 star rating, I would! She was absolutely fantastic to work with and always responded to emails within an hour or two. She completely customized our wedding to tell OUR love story. She showed up early to help set up and offered to stay until everything was cleaned up! She always sent emails or hand written cards (how awesome is that?!) to let us know she was looking forward to our big day. We even received multiple compliments from some of our wedding guests as to how professional, kind, helpful and what a total sweetheart she was overall. Highly, highly recommend her! The Fair's 08.26.16"

$300

estimated cost

4.9
from 31 reviews
4.9
(31)
  • 4 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
"Susan officiated my wedding yesterday and did absolutely amazing! She is so helpful, so prompt, and so nice. People talked about her for hours after the ceremony about how great she was. Thank you so much! You helped to make our day wonderful!"
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5.0
from 19 reviews
5.0
(19)
  • 30 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
"Jewel did a great job with our ceremony! She is so friendly and personable, I instantly liked her after meeting with her for the first time. She really took the time to get to know us as a couple and incorporated things in the ceremony that were special to us. I was very pleased and highly recommend her to anyone! "
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5.0
from 50 reviews
5.0
(50)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
"Deb was magnificent! We worked with Deb long distance as we hired her based on the reviews made from other couples. She sent us samples of ceremonies from prior marriages she officiated. We combined, tweaked and made our ceremony tailored to who we are as a couple. Deb performed the ceremony to perfection. Upon meeting for the first time the week before our wedding, it was like meeting an old friend. Our day was perfect, the ceremony heartfelt and was a true representation of us as a couple. I highly recommend Deborah as an officiant. "
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"We really appreciate Tom's service on our wedding at Chicago Navy Pier. Tom's speech was perfect. After the ceremony all of our families required to take pictures with Tom because they were all impressed by him."
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4.9
from 33 reviews
4.9
(33)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
"Meg arranged a face-to-face meeting with us several months prior to our ceremony. She also chatted with us via phone and email leading up to our event. She thoughtfully inquired about our love story and about our friends and families to get a sense of who and what we value as a couple. As promised, she walked our bridal party through the rehearsal in 45 minutes so that we had time to enjoy the rehearsal dinner. She arrived early on the day of the ceremony to interact with our friends and family as well as touch base with our DJ and photographer. During the ceremony, her energy and enthusiasm were palpable. It is obvious that she has a genuine passion for bringing couples together as they embark on their journeys through marriage. Meg even volunteered to stay throughout the reception and offered to take videos of the guests. We appreciated her efforts to go the extra mile for us! We'll send photos as soon as they become available!"
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5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Stephen is a valued member of the Harmony 4 Hope Rare Storytellers Team, where he shares his daughter's journey with Joubert Syndrome while also advocating for the rare disease community as a whole. As a Harmony 4 Hope Rare Storyteller, Stephen inspires and educates future physicians and healthcare practitioners on rare disease in Chicago's renowned medical communities. Stephen is a heartfelt and dynamic speaker who consistently brings great insight and professionalism to our charity organization. As the founder of this organization, I am grateful to have Stephen's support and commitment to our mission."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Jim was the third officiant we met with and the only one who noticed I was uncomfortable and took the time to make me feel better. He was understanding about my views vs my now husband's views and had the right amount of what I needed and what my husband needed. I would recommend him to everyone."
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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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