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  • Wedding Ceremonies by Jim Burch

    Jim Burch is a unusually-accepting, open, welcoming officiant who celebrates marriages from Marco Island to...Read more Sarasota. Jim is considered one of the best officiants available by those 2,800 couples (and counting) he has married, and by vendors in the wedding business. Jim makes certain that every...

    1 deal
    $450
  • Clergy on Call ministries

    Coronavirus Era Information! (March 2020) At this time, most weddings aren’t happening because of the Coronavirus. Even...Read more now though, if you have a marriage license and you want to “make it legal”, I can definitely help. Also, if you’re trying to have a very intimate wedding in your home, I’d be glad...

    $597
  • Ceremonies from the Heart

    Greetings, I am a professional wedding ceremony officiant and an ordained interfaith/nondenominational minister &serving...Read more Connecticut, New York City, Upstate NY, Western Massachusetts & Southern Vermont with 18 years of experience that includes weddings, baby blessings, vow renewals, and memorial...

    $450
  • Rev. Anita J. Gordon

    Utah Wedding Minister Reverend Anita J. Gordon is a wedding officiant located in Salt Lake City that specializes in...Read more customized, non-denominational wedding ceremonies. She is passionate about creating a spiritual service which reflects a couple's love and diversity. With over 17 years of experience,...

    $325
  • Wedding Pastor Dave

    Wedding Pastor Dave is a wedding officiant based in Los Angeles, CA. An ordained minister and certified celebrant,...Read more Pastor Dave brings a high level of professionalism and gravitas to weddings throughout Southern California. This officiant loves every step of the wedding process. He is particularly...

    1 deal -5% Discount
  • Young Hip & Married

    Young Hip & Married exists for two reasons: to help couples get married and have a fantastic marriage. As wedding...Read more officiants, we’re on a mission to eradicate dull and boring wedding ceremonies from the face of the planet and to help couples create a sweet lifelong union that gets better with age. If...

    $797
  • Renee Carle

    Renee Carle is a Justice of the Peace from Bristol, CT. She has had the honor of joining couples in marraige for the...Read more past twenty years. Renee takes great pride in her work as a wedding officiant, co-creating the personalized wedding ceremony that will join two beautiful lives together, as one....

    $625
  • Truly Yours Weddings by Kerri

    You want your wedding ceremony to be unique, affordable, memorable and stress-free. I make that dream come true. Truly...Read more Yours Weddings by Kerri has nearly 12 years of experience officiating weddings. Guiding the couples throughout the planning process has become one of my very favorite things about...

    $350
  • Dear Ceremony

    Dear Ceremony is an officiant service based out of Trumansburg, New York. I'm Benjamin and I've been a legally ordained...Read more officiant for the past two decades. I was registered in 2001 by the City of New York to officiate ceremonies throughout the United States. My goal is to deliver a completely...

    $425
  • Pastor For Your Wedding

    Pastor For Your Wedding is a wedding officiant company located in Temecula, California. Officiant Mike creates...Read more heartwarming ceremonies and strives to help couples make memories that will last a lifetime. Ordained in 1998, he has had the pleasure of collaborating with to-be-weds ever since. Services...

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    $400
  • Joyful Unions

    Joyful Unions is a wedding officiant service based in Aguanga, California. Jason Huschle, the owner, is passionate about...Read more ensuring that his clients experience the ceremonies they have always envisaged. Your satisfaction is their top priority, and their minister is well versed in facilitating...

    $415
  • Sarah Sullivan - Justice of the Peace

    An award-winning wedding officiant based in Bristol, Connecticut, Sarah Sullivan specializes in fun and hip wedding...Read more celebrations. She prides herself on going above and beyond to make certain each couple is afforded the very best on their special day. Organized and thorough, Sarah Sullivan is the...

    $600
  • Rabbi Michael Sternfield

    Rabbi Michael Sternfield is an experienced Reform Rabbi located in Long Beach, California, well-versed at officiating...Read more Jewish, interfaith, intercultural, same-gender, and non-denominational weddings. Drawn to a life of service to others, Rabbi Sternfield was ordained in 1973 and has served major...

    $800
  • Rabbi Sanford Olshansky

    Rabbi Sanford Olshansky is a wedding officiant based in Rockledge Florida performing customized, personalized weddings...Read more throughout Central Florida, including Orlando, Disney, and Daytona. He has been part of the local wedding industry since 2013, specializing in Jewish and interfaith ceremonies....

  • Weddings by Janet Dunn

    Weddings by Janet Dunn is a unique officiating service. I love the woods, the mountains, and anything to do with...Read more nature. I will climb up a mountain or meet you in the old barn, by the lake or field, a gorgeous old inn, a campground, and yes, an actual marvelous wedding venue. I am all about finding...

    1 deal
    $600
  • Wedding By Laura

    Wedding by Laura is a wedding officiant based in Vail, Arizona. Founder and non-denomination minister Laura Galipeau...Read more specializes in custom wedding ceremonies and vows that celebrate your unique love story. Whether you're looking for a religious, civil, spiritual, or secular ceremony, Laura will work...

    $250
  • River and Root Ceremonies

    River and Root Ceremonies is a unique officiant business located in Washington, D.C. I work with individuals, couples...Read more and families to create ceremonies that honor your major life transition. I use my training and experience, along with your ideas and love story, to craft a ceremony that represents...

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    $650
  • Weddings of Fort Myers

    Weddings of Fort Myers is an officiant and wedding planning business based in Fort Myers, Florida. Rev. Pamela Gunter...Read more has more than 10 years of experience in premarital counseling and education and has officiated numerous weddings throughout the Fort Myers area. She holds a Masters of Divinity from...

    1 deal -10% Discount
  • Jillian Buckley Wedding Officiant

    Before becoming ordained in the Universal Life Church in 2012, I worked as a writer/editor, teacher, and labor support...Read more doula. My experience as a doula immediately informed my new life as a marriage celebrant, and I strive to bring the same calm and good-humored presence to the planning of your...

    $500
  • Chaya Lerner,LCSW

    Reb Chaya Lerner, is an experienced wedding officiant based in Miami, Florida, dedicated to serving the community with...Read more integrity, skill, and passion. With over 30 years of experience, Reb Chaya promises to deliver an inspirational ceremony that fully embraces the meaning of your milestone day....

    $800
  • Weddings By Edwina

    Based out of Burlington, New Jersey, Weddings By Edwina offers officiant services to couples for their wedding. Edwina,...Read more the owner of the company, strives to help make your ceremony suited to who you and your partner are. In addition, she carefully crafts a service that is unforgettable, helping you...

    $250
  • Timeless Crossroad

    Timeless Crossroad is a wedding officiant service based in Tucson, Arizona. Reverend J. A. Garcia leads this inclusive...Read more practice, helping couples of all walks of life move to the next chapter of their love stories. As a celebrant, he is focused on creating a service that authentically tells your...

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    $300
  • Kelly Sniffen Officiates

    Hello and welcome to my WeddingWire page!! My name is Kelly Sniffen and I own and operate Kelly Sniffen Officiates. I am...Read more based in Baltimore, Maryland and travel throughout Maryland and neighboring states to Officiate your wedding or elopement! I became a Minister through American Marriage Ministries...

    $475
  • Keela Reyes

    I would be truly honored to officate your wedding. I work with each couple to create a unique and meaningful ceremony....Read more Whether you want to keep it very traditional or you want something people will talk about for years to come, I will make your ceremony vision come to life. You can book my service...

    $350

Find a Wedding Officiant

While searching for the right wedding officiant may not be the most glamorous aspect of the wedding planning process, it's crucial to the ceremony. After all, there's no getting married without an officiant! In that sense, wedding officiants have the most important job of all of your wedding vendors. Unfortunately, finding the best person to perform the ceremony can be difficult – especially if you're getting married in an unfamiliar area where you may not have a strong connection with a religious leader or judge. If you're not sure how to look for someone to marry you, don't worry. We have all the resources you’ll need to find the right officiant for your special day.

Selecting Your Wedding Officiant

Start researching the marriage laws in the place you’re getting married in. Find out if the state (or country) has any restrictions on who can or can't marry you. (Check out our marriage laws by state information.) From there, your officiant search can begin. You might look into wedding ministers or wedding pastors as options; non-religious couples can check out tips for choosing a non-religious wedding officiant. Be sure to ask around for references. You can even chat with other couples in our online wedding forums.

Make sure you meet any potential marriage officiant in person before booking. You and your partner should feel comfortable around them, and they should get a sense of the two of you as a couple. It's not uncommon for a wedding officiant to request several counseling sessions to get to know the couple better.

Questions to Ask Your Wedding Officiant

During this face-to-face time, we suggest asking any and all questions you have concerning the marriage officiant’s part in your wedding. Some suggestions:

  • Are you available for our wedding day and location?
  • What is the best way to contact you?
  • How much do you charge?
  • Is there any flexibility with the format of the ceremony?
  • Can other people (family and friends) speak during the ceremony?
  • Can you work within our theme?
  • Will you be attending the rehearsal?
  • How will you be dressed during the ceremony?

You can even ask if they have any video from weddings they have officiated before. This is also a good time to ask about their history and experience.

Wedding officiants aren't just there to preside over the ceremony. They’ll also advise you on how and when to apply for your marriage license, suggest readings for the ceremony and answer any questions you might have about the process. Whether you're looking for someone to talk at length about the commitment you are making, or for someone who will keep their speeches short and sweet, witnessing your marriage commitment is the whole reason everyone has come together. While planning the reception holds a great deal of excitement, finding the right wedding officiant will make the most important part of the wedding – your ceremony – all the more special. Just don't forget to have your officiant sign your marriage license at the end of the day!

If you’re wondering, “How do I find a wedding officiant near me?”, WeddingWire can help. Simply select “wedding officiant” from the vendor section, enter your location information and read reviews from real couples who have used the officiant before. Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!

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