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.
Dr. Jay Wand is a professional wedding officiant and ordained minister based in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Wand will take time to meet with you in person or over the phone to fully understand your wedding needs and expectations and expertly guide you through every step of the ceremony planning process.... (Wedding Officiants Wichita)
We specialize in small weddings and elopements in the Orange County area. We provide weddings services such as planning, officiating, and photography, as well as affordable elopement packages. If you’ve been dreaming of a romantic Laguna Beach elopement then we’d love to be a part of your special... (Wedding Officiants Laguna Beach)
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)
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)
Reverend Shere Carinci is an ordained interfaith minister and spiritual counselor graduate of The New Seminary in New York City. Rev. Shere was one of the first Ministers to step out of main stream, marrying people outside of the standard brick and mortar in Raleigh North Carolina in 2000. Rev.... (Wedding Officiants Raleigh)
Cynthia Copeland Wedding Officiant is a licensed wedding officiant in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Serving Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and central New Mexico for the past four years, officiant Cynthia Copeland has been guiding couples through all the little details in your ceremony, ensuring that the words... (Wedding Officiants Rio Rancho)
Wine Country Ceremonies is a wedding officiant service based in Palisade, Colorado, bringing the couple's spirit to their own custom ceremony. The company strives to make sure that your one-of-a-kind ceremony reflects your personal beliefs and life philosophies, allowing your personality to shine... (Wedding Officiants Grand Junction)
I am a complete all inclusive service. I believe in love, plain and simple. “I Do Ceremonies” can give you the beautifully valued wedding of your dreams. I perform the ceremony, I have a wedding dress, striving for a minimum of 2 to pick from in a range of sizes, a keepsake bouquet, a tie for the... (Wedding Officiants London)
A wedding officiant company in Guilford, Connecticut, House of Light specializes in unique and sacred wedding ceremonies. Led by interfaith minister Mary Azima Jackson, the company works closely with each couple to craft a celebration—whether traditional or non-traditional—that embraces their dreams... (Wedding Officiants Guilford)
Rabbi Wendy Spears is a wedding officiant based in Woodland Hills, California. She specializes in interfaith, destination, nature, and LGBT weddings. She has over 15 years of experience that allows her to deliver a joyful and spiritual wedding. From traditional to contemporary, she crafts a touching... (Wedding Officiants Woodland Hills)
Based in Swartz Creek, Michigan, wedding officiant and ordained minister Rev. Patti Ruhala specializes in arranging and administering wedding ceremonies throughout Michigan. With over 15 years of experience, Rev. Patti Ruhala is passionate about crafting unique ceremonies for couples that reflect... (Wedding Officiants Swartz Creek)
Wedding and Blessings is a wedding officiant service in Wading River, New York. Vincent Lancella is an ordained minister with excellent speaking skills. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and a prize-winning member of Toastmasters International. Services Offered Vincent gets to know... (Wedding Officiants Wading River)
Jason has been in business for 20+ years (new to weddingwire, not to the business,) creating memorable cermonies for all of his couples. He takes pride in his work and likes to work personally with the couples to ensure their day is perfect. He is an ordained minsiter and charges a flat fee for his... (Wedding Officiants Englewood)
Julie Laudicina is a Life Cycle Celebrant and wedding officiant in New York City. Her weddings exude elegance, attention to detail and her own calming presence that will help make your wedding day the perfect day. Julie’s warm and welcoming demeanor, along with her expert guidance on all things... (Wedding Officiants Staten Island)
Lasting Footprints is a wedding officiant service in Mattituck, New York. Reverend Sarah Margaret is an ordained and licensed interfaith minister and wedding officiant by The New Seminary. She serves Long Island, Nassau, Westchester, Putnam, and more. Sarah has a psychology degree and an M.F.A in... (Wedding Officiants Mattituck)
Wedding Officiant Ceremonies My passion in life is meeting with couples and helping them create a personalized ceremony that will capture their love story. Wedding Ceremony, Anniversary Blessing, Commitment Ceremony, Renewal of Vows Celebrations We all need to celebrate the smaill rituals that... (Wedding Officiants Hillsboro)
Reverend Charlene Ray is a wedding officiant located in Langley, Washington who specializes in warm, romantic wedding ceremonies that reflect the unique love between you and your partner. To tell your special love story, Reverend Charlene Ray creates wedding ceremonies that combine both of your... (Wedding Officiants Langley)
As your Connecticut Justice of the Peace, your ceremony should leave your guests just as thrilled as the two of you are!This is your exceptional, personalized ceremony and should be exactly what you always dreamed it would be!Your whole body nearly melts from the perfection of the moment...You... (Wedding Officiants New Britain)
Hudson Valley Officiants is an officiant company in Wappingers Falls, New York, that focuses on tailored wedding ceremonies. They officiate weddings of all kinds, including religious, non-religious, vow renewals, and LGBTQ. Their network of officiants, priests, and ministers will deliver on the goal... (Wedding Officiants Kingston)
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!