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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.

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Rabbi David & Cantor Lee Degani
Rabbi David & Cantor Lee Degani
61 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Orlando, FL

Rabbi David Degani and Cantor Lee Degani have been creating genuine and meaningful Jewish, Interfaith and Spiritual wedding ceremonies for over 25 years throughout the U.S. South America and the Caribbean. With Rabbi David's humor and Cantor Lee's beautiful singing, they make every wedding very... (Wedding Officiants)

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Rev. Jill Dillner
Rev. Jill Dillner
125 reviews
· Wedding Officiants

Rev. Jill Dillner has been part of the wedding industry since 2003 and specializes authentic and personal wedding ceremonies. Rev Dillner also offers baptism services and memorial services. Your officiant should be fun, flexible and supportive. Rev Dillner will work with you to create an... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $500
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Ceremonies by Bethel
Ceremonies by Bethel
328 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Bonsall, CA

Ceremonies by Bethel is a professional wedding officiant based in Bonsall, California, working with couples throughout Temecula, Palm Springs, and the entire San Diego region, including La Jolla, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe. Since 2009, Bethel has specialized in creating customized and... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $795
D. Crabtree-Johnson
D. Crabtree-Johnson
64 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Chico, CA

D. Crabtree-Johnson is a wedding officant based in Northern California. She is an ordained minister and licensed officiant who creates and presides over wedding ceremonies throughout the northern region of California, from Sacramento to Redding, including, but not limited to: Chico, Magalia,... (Wedding Officiants)

Koza Consulting Services
Koza Consulting Services
2 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · La Grande, OR

Koza Consulting Services is a wedding officiant located in La Grande, Oregon. The owner, Zee Koza, is a Wedding Officiant with over three decades of experience in working with wedding couples of many faiths and beliefs. Whether a couple has a religious affiliation or not, this Wedding Officiant can... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $150
Fr. Stephen Ryan
Fr. Stephen Ryan
Wedding Officiants · Amsterdam, NY

Fr. Stephen Ryan Wedding Officiant Fr. Stephen is an Ordained Catholic priest and wedding officiant in Amsterdam, New York. He assists people of all faiths as they prepare to celebrate their special day. Fr. Stephen is a graduate of St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, New York. He has been a priest for... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $300
Father Jerry Bellamy
Father Jerry Bellamy
349 reviews
· Wedding Officiants

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)

Adirondack Officiating
Adirondack Officiating
8 reviews
· Wedding Officiants

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! My name is Bryce Stanton and I am the premier officiator in the Adirondack Region. I truly believe the most special part of every wedding and the most rewarding part of my job is seeing the love between two individuals as they embark on the next step... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $500
For This Joyous Occasion Officiating Services
For This Joyous Occasion Officiating Services
313 reviews
· Wedding Officiants

Located in Brick, New Jersey, For This Joyous Occasion Officiating Services provides officiating services for weddings of all sizes. Owner Andrea is licensed in both New Jersey and New York, and is open to officiating for both interfaith and non-denominational wedding services, as well as couples of... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $495
Marry Me
Marry Me
66 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · New Hartford, NY

Located in New Hartford, New York, Marry Me is ready to take on all your officiating and wedding planning needs. Let them take the stress out of your wedding management by mediating between vendors and all your day-of coordinating needs. Services Offered Marry Me wants to make your wedding planning... (Wedding Officiants)

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Love Story Vows
Love Story Vows
133 reviews
· Wedding Officiants

Rev. Heidi creates romantic, fun, stress-free and unique, love story elopements, intimate ceremonies and big weddings. Her couples and their guests love that the ceremonies are never long and boring! She does weddings and elopements in all of Southern California, the Central Coast and destination... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $425
Filtod Walker
Filtod Walker
Wedding Officiants

As a Humanist Chaplain and Celebrant, Filtod Walker is happy to provide a non-religious or secular option for life's larger milestones. Weddings, vow renewals, funerals and memorial services, births, and renaming ceremonies can all be officiated. Travel more than 50 miles is possible with an added... (Wedding Officiants)

Karter Bacon Officiant
Karter Bacon Officiant
Wedding Officiants · Sheridan, WY

For your wedding you want someone who can capture and articulate the uniqueness of your relationship. You want an accepting and inclusive person to make you special day run as you hope. I am here to offer nonreligious ceremony services to all folks across Wyoming and the Eastern Montana, South... (Wedding Officiants)

Fellowship Wesleyan Church
Fellowship Wesleyan Church
Wedding Officiants · Buffalo, NY

First and foremost, congratulations on your big day! Marriage is the beautiful joining of two lives into one and anyone should feel humbled at the opportunity to be a part of this important institution. Pastor David Schutte is a licensed Wesleyan Pastor in West Seneca, New York who has a passion for... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $250
El Oasis DR
El Oasis DR
Wedding Officiants · Bani, DO

Unique Wedding Destination Maximum 20 guests Situated on the sandy shores of Bani, Dominican Republic, El Oasis DR is a scenic Caribbean boutique venue ideal for wedding groups of up to 30 guests. The soon-to-be-weds can take full advantage of this peaceful location and enjoy a relaxing romantic... (Wedding Officiants)

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Jennifer Elen Bríd
Jennifer Elen Bríd
Wedding Officiants · Houghton, MI

Jennifer Elen Bríd is a wedding officiant based in Houghton, Michigan. Together with her team, Jennifer specializes in crafting alternative marriage ceremonies for couples from all walks of life. Licensed in both Michigan and Wisconsin, Jennifer will do her utmost to make any ceremony in these... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $400
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Michael, a St. Thomas Wedding Officiant
Michael, a St. Thomas Wedding Officiant
131 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · St Thomas, VI

Michael, a St. Thomas Wedding Officiant is a wedding officiant based in St Thomas, Virgin Islands, that provides his services for ceremonies on St Thomas and St. John islands. Formerly a trial attorney, ordained non-denominational minister Island Mike has been living his dream and officiating... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $295
Pursu Happiness
Pursu Happiness
5 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Santa Cruz, CA

Pursu Happiness is a wedding-officiant business in Santa Cruz, California, specializing in certified Reiki mastery and holistic ceremony creation. Founded in 2005 by Josefa Dillon, the company strives to connect with couples on a soul level, resulting in a truly unique and heartfelt experience. As a... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $300
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Officially Hitched
Officially Hitched
42 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · San Francisco, CA

Officially Hitched provides wedding officiating services throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. A collective of 6 officiants, we deliver ceremonies that fit couples perfectly. Work alongside couples as guides and co-creators, giving you some control over the ceremony so that it... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $600
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Wedding Celebrants Italy
Wedding Celebrants Italy
14 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Tuscany, IT

We officiate wedding ceremonies all around Italy creating unique and personalized ceremony scripts for each and every couple. It’s important for you to meet us before committing, so we set up an online video call to talk about your plans for the ceremony and to answer all your questions. Once we're... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $600
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Rev. Nick McDonald
Rev. Nick McDonald
9 reviews
Mary Beth
Mary B.
5.0
Rev. Nick was so kind throughout the whole process. We booked him later in the planning process, and he was always so quick to respond to my ...
A Wonderful Wedding
A Wonderful Wedding
16 reviews
Tiffeney
Tiffeney B.
5.0
I searched and searched online and found the wedding wire app. We chose Wonderful Wedding and Susan Carter-Joyce. She was so sweet and ...
Tommy
Tommy C.
5.0
Working with Reverend Mosley was seamless and easy. She was timely throughout the planning process and delivered a beautiful ceremony for us ...
Denise
Denise F.
5.0
Lois is by far personable and very professional. Our 'Covid Safe' ceremony was heartfelt and unique with poems from famous authors. Lois ...
Denise
Denise G.
5.0
Tom set a very lovely tone for our elopement. He was very responsive to our questions and requests. My husband and I commented on how ...
Ceremonies by Joan
Ceremonies by Joan
23 reviews
Emily
Emily C.
5.0
Joan was the perfect fit for us. After having a difficult time finding an officiant who would do the ceremony like we wanted, we were able ...
Weddings by Gerard
Weddings by Gerard
74 reviews
Rachel
Rachel W.
5.0
Gerard was awesome! We found him on WeddingWire and we are so happy with our decision to have him officiate our wedding. He was very ...
Robert
Robert A.
5.0
Noemi was wonderful throughout the entire process and was very easy to work with. We had very demanding conditions (outside, on a very cold ...
L Cross
L Cross
5.0
We can’t thank Short and Sweet Weddings enough for making our day so special. David was our officiant and he was a true blessing to work ...
Rabbi Jonathan Kaplan
Rabbi Jonathan Kaplan
167 reviews
Melissa
Melissa E.
5.0
Rabbi Kaplan was so amazing! My husband is Catholic and I am Jewish and he performed such a beautiful and inclusive interfaith wedding for ...
Nancy's Notary
Nancy's Notary
3 reviews
Natasha
Natasha V.
5.0
Nancy was very responsive. She was on time & delivered a beautiful ceremony! I would recommend her!
Anthony Flesch
Anthony Flesch
127 reviews
Nat
Nat R.
5.0
It was really important to my fiancé and I to have an officiant that prayed at our ceremony. We found Anthony through our photographer and ...
David
David H.
5.0
Renee, Alternative Weddings, was great. She met with us at our house, had several examples of promises, vows, prayers, etc for us to choose ...
Brian
Brian G.
5.0
She was the best...made my wedding incredible...the personal attention was beyond words
Rev. Brad
Rev. Brad
86 reviews
Stephanie
Stephanie D.
5.0
Reverend Brad was a great officiant for our wedding. Since we had our ceremony at our reception hall, we wanted to incorporate as much of ...
Nicole
Nicole
5.0
Stephanie was absolutely incredible to work with!! We are wedding photographer's and she had amazing communication with us prior to the ...
Erin
Erin
5.0
At the end of the day, the wedding is truly about the ceremony and the unifying of two people in love. I truly believe there's no one better ...
Joseph A. Mustich
Joseph A. Mustich
105 reviews
Danna
Danna
5.0
Great first impression. Very easy to talk to and professional!! He’s a warm person and truly cares about you and your special day!
A Day Made for Us
A Day Made for Us
48 reviews
Jared
Jared
5.0
Reverend Fricke was phenomenal for our impromptu elopement. After our wedding was postponed a second time, this time into the following ...
John
John R.
5.0
Lauren is absolutely amazing and I couldn’t even imagine our wedding day without her. Due to COVID we cancelled our original wedding and had ...

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:

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!