A wedding officiant may have the most important job of all - to ensure that you and your spouse actually get married! Whether you’re having a religious or secular ceremony, it’s important to find a professional wedding officiant. We recommend booking your wedding officiant at least eight months before your big day.
I am a wedding officiant located in Boise, Idaho. Starlen Weddings customizes weddings according to couples' style and preferences. Licensed in all 50 states with the ability to request a bilingual service, Starlen Weddings’ only officiant, Roger Morgan, has 13 years of experience performing over... (Wedding Officiants Nampa)
the Image Maker is a wedding officiant based in Denver, Colorado. The minister, Edwin Ward, has been officiating marriage ceremonies since 1982. He will meet with you to discuss every aspect of your wedding and create a customized ceremony tailored to your requests and wishes. Edwin will also... (Wedding Officiants Denver)
Love & Bliss Event Co., based in Bossier City, Louisiana, is an officiating business available for weddings. This business grew out of a passion for helping people and individualizing each client’s needs, and strives to create memorable and joyful experiences during ceremonies. Owner Lawanda treats... (Wedding Officiants Bossier City)
Thriving relationships start with a firm foundation. Licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Hannah Aragoni will conduct a ceremony that reflects you as a couple and that conveys a sense of love and friendship. She will work with you to craft a ceremony that is based on your wishes, assuring that it is... (Wedding Officiants Denver)
Your Wedded Bliss is a wedding officiant company located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Reverend Debra Bliss, the owner and officiant of the company, believes it is a privilege to work with couples on their wedding day. She is honored to be part of a ceremony that represents the first step a couple... (Wedding Officiants Colorado Springs)
Father Jerry Bellamy is a retired Catholic priest who has been officiating wedding ceremonies in and around Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco California since 1971. He is now married with a wonderful wife and two children. He respects each couple’s relationship by... (Wedding Officiants)
Seattle Dream Wedding is a wedding officiant company based in Ellensburg, Washington. Owner and officiant Reverend Val is an experienced professional who is flexible and easy to work with. She has been married to her college sweetheart for more than 30 years, so she knows what it takes to make a... (Wedding Officiants Ellensburg)
Janet Shortall Weddings is a wedding officiant based in Ithaca, New York. Janet Shortall is a licensed wedding officiant that performs wedding ceremonies in the Ithaca, Syracuse, and Finger Lakes area. Janet brings 25 years of experience in creating customized wedding ceremonies that are as unique... (Wedding Officiants Ithaca)
When two people wed, they do not become one - they become something greater than the sum of their parts, a combination of gifts that inspires growth and strength in one another. My goal as your wedding officiant is to honor your journey as a couple while providing the wedding attendees with an... (Wedding Officiants Baltimore)
I enjoy working with couples to create a meaningful, warm and personalized ceremony. I am very flexible. I am always looking to make your experience painless and enjoyable. (Wedding Officiants Brooklyn)
Great Officiants is a team of Professional Wedding Officiants who are ready to work with you to create the Perfect Wedding Ceremony. Your wedding doesnt have to be boring. It can be Fun and Romantic. By offering you an expansive list of amazing officiants to choose from, you’ll be able to find... (Wedding Officiants Long Beach)
My name is Steve Lieberman and thank you for taking the time to check out my background and reviews! What started as a crazy idea to marry close friends, has grown into a relationship-based officiant business. My diverse professional background, along with community involvement (I am the former... (Wedding Officiants San Luis Obispo)
Jeddah Vailakis is a trustworthy and beloved New York wedding officiant and Interfaith Minister. When working with Jeddah, she will guide you through your inner journey leading up to the day of your wedding, and help you to connect to what matters most. Jeddah has a passion for storytelling, and... (Wedding Officiants New York)
Reverend Rita Atlas is a wedding officiant provider based in Matawan, New Jersey. Rita is an interfaith minister and wedding officiant who provides service throughout the Old Bridge and Matawan areas, as well as most other areas of New Jersey. Since Rita became ordained at All Faiths Seminary in New... (Wedding Officiants Matawan)
Pat Murphy is an interfaith Minister, Certified Life-Cycle celebrant , inclusive, friendly and fun wedding officiant. She honors all faiths, beliefs and traditions. It is her honor to custom-craft for you a ceremony that will reflect your values and personalities and speaks to who you are as a... (Wedding Officiants Santa Fe)
Reverend Annie Block Pearl is a wedding officiant in Sag Harbor, New York. Reverend Annie is an ordained interfaith minister, psychotherapist, and family counselor. She serves all of Long Island and New York City. Annie welcomes all couples, background, and beliefs. Services Offered Reverend Annie... (Wedding Officiants Sag Harbor)
D. Crabtree-Johnson is a wedding officant based in Chico, California. She is an ordained minister and licensed officiant who tailor makes and presides over wedding ceremonies throughout Northern California from Sacramento to Redding, including: Chico, Magalia, Paradise, Oroville, Yuba City, Willows,... (Wedding Officiants Chico)
Located in Laredo, Texas, Wedding Officiants is run by Ricardo Flores, a Christian minister. Ricardo is more than just your wedding officiant; he goes above and beyond to work with you and your partner to tailor a ceremony that is a reflection of your personalities, love, and wedding vision. He... (Wedding Officiants Laredo)
Alternative Wedding Services is a unique officiant business based in Allen, Texas. The team of officiants is made up of Rev. Arianna Gray, owner and president, and Associate Officiants, Rev. Khrymsun Parker, Rev. Mary Anderson and Rev. Karla Pilcher. Even though headquartered in Allen, the... (Wedding Officiants Allen)
Enlightened Ceremonies is a personal wedding officiant in the Durham, North Carolina area. This officiant, Rev. Angela Airall, knows that no two couples are alike, and thus she doesn’t perform any two ceremonies alike either. She meets with couples to get to know them and understand their... (Wedding Officiants Durham)
While browsing through wedding officiants may not be the most talked about or glamorous decision to make during the wedding planning process, it's crucial to the ceremony. Let's be honest, there's no ceremony without an officiant. Unless you're absolutely certain about your officiant, 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 having trouble finding someone, don't worry! We're here to help.
First and foremost, check the laws! Find out if the state (or country) you're getting married in has any restrictions on who can and can't marry you. Check out our marriage laws by state to see what your state requires. From there, your officiant search can begin. For non-religious couples, here are some tips for choosing a non-religious officiant!
When you're finally ready to start your search, ask around. People are always willing to give wedding planning advice. You can even chat with other couples in our wedding forums. To find local officiants using WeddingWire, just select 'officiant' from the middle column in the drop down menu on the homepage and enter your wedding destination city and state OR zip code. You can read reviews from real couples who have used the officiant before.
When looking at wedding officiants, whether they are a religious figure or not, it is paramount to meet them in person before booking. It's important that you and your fiancé(e) feel comfortable around them, and for them to get a sense of the two of you as a couple. It's not uncommon for a wedding officiant to have several "counseling" sessions to get to know the couple better before the ceremony.
It's during this face-to-face time we suggest asking any and all questions you have concerning their part in your wedding. Here are a couple of our suggestions: Are you available for our wedding day and location? What is the best way to contact you and how soon should I expect a response? What do you charge and how is that price broken down? Is there any kind of 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? Do you have a traditional template for each ceremony or can we add our own personality? You can also ask if they have any video from weddings they have officiated before. This would also be a good time to ask about their history and experience. Wedding officiants aren't just there to preside over the ceremony, they can give advice on how and when to apply for your marriage license, suggest readings for the ceremony, and help 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 someone who will keep their speeches short and sweet, the ceremony 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.
Last but not least, don't forget to have your officiant sign your marriage license at the end of the day!