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.
Wedding Officiant and ordination services for ceremonies in the state of Maryland. Includes Ministerial training, vow customization and Marriage license expertise. The original beach wedding minister Sean Rox will help explain the Marriage License requirements for the State of Maryland. He’ll walk... (Wedding Officiants Baltimore)
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)
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)
Hello lovers! My name is Jaime and I am a writer and illustrator by trade who was initially led to officiating weddings and ceremonies at the request of friends and family members. Over the years I have been given the immense honor of presiding over many of our most important life events, and I... (Wedding Officiants Durango)
Life Celebrations & non-denominational Pastor Everyone is welcome to my table! I’m available for religious & non-religious (or a nice mix) wedding ceremonies, marriage vow renewal, commitment ceremonies, baptism/christening, memorial/funeral services and or the Untying of the Knot Ceremony for... (Wedding Officiants Frankfort)
D. Crabtree-Johnson is a wedding officant based in Chico, California. She is an ordained minister and licensed officiant who presides over wedding ceremonies throughout Northern California from Sacramento to Redding, including: Chico, Magalia, Paradise, Oroville, Yuba City, Willows, Red Bluff,... (Wedding Officiants Chico)
Sukhasala offers wedding officiant services in Encinitas, California and New Britain, Connecticut. Sukhasala, a Sanskrit word, means dwelling in joy and ease. Owner and founder Rev. Jenn Cormier, LMT does things a little differently than most officiants. Instead of using a standard ceremony... (Wedding Officiants)
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)
Reverend Dr. Gary R. Copeland is a wedding officiant located in Columbia, Missouri that performs ceremonies throughout Boone County, Missouri. Dr. Copeland is an experienced professional who listens to your needs and tailors a wedding service accordingly. He stands out and is highly in demand... (Wedding Officiants Columbia)
Hello, I am Rev. Patti Ruhala. I've been an officiant since 2002 and married over 450 couples from various backgrounds. One of the most rewarding aspects of being an officiant is that I get to meet so many wonderful couples and hear your amazing love story. Whether you need me in Flint, Lansing, Bay... (Wedding Officiants Swartz Creek)
Rabbi Larry Seidman is a wedding officiant in Irvine, California. Rabbi Larry Seidman offers modern jewish and interfaith wedding ceremony services. He spends time getting to know his clients, so that he can create a completely personalized, unique, and beautiful ceremony. He is sure to incorporate... (Wedding Officiants Irvine)
Rabbi Cantor Marie Betcher is an officiant of Jewish, secular, and interfaith ceremonies based out of Leander, Texas. Rabbi Cantor Betcher has helped wed couples throughout the country, earning a substantial reputation and plenty of ceremony experience. She is also a Chaplain for the Austin Police... (Wedding Officiants Leander)
GDC La Grammatica della Cerimonia® from 1987 is known all over the world as “The Painters of the Souls” with a strong and valued hi reputation of professionality, discrection, elegance and innovative processes and solutions for your Ceremonies and Luxury Events. His Ceremony Master and Professional... (Wedding Officiants Rome)
Located in Costa Rica, Marcelo Galli Officiants is a premier officiating service for English-speaking couples looking for first-class service, a beautiful ceremony, and expert guidance. With over 20 years and thousands of ceremonies of experience, Marcelo Galli combines the sensitivity and expert... (Wedding Officiants San Jose)
Our Forever Promise Weddings (Pastor Joseph) is a Dallas Center, Iowa-based wedding officiant. Providing unforgettable ceremonies, Pastor Joseph designs personalized wedding vows displaying each couple's unique story of love. He officiates weddings throughout central, eastern, and northern Iowa.... (Wedding Officiants Dallas Center)
This award-winning 5-star officiant company will make your wedding ceremony unique, sincere and full of love. Servicing Denver, Washington, & Arizona we work with couples to create a personalized ceremony using a customizable planner to assist each couple in making their dream ceremony a... (Wedding Officiants)
I provide a full spectrum of wedding officiating services for ANY couple who wants to be married. Together we create a ceremony & vows that reflect who you are as individuals & as a couple in love. We'll put into words what your hearts are feeling & what your personalities are bursting to... (Wedding Officiants Portland)
Rabbi David Degani & Cantor Lee Degani is a Miami, Florida, husband and wife officiant team serving couples in Central and South Florida. Rabbi David Degani & Cantor Lee Degani are the spiritual leaders of Congregation Shirat Shalom of West Boca Raton, Florida, an active congregation of over 200... (Wedding Officiants)
Ceremonies by Bethel is a professional wedding officiant based in Bonsall, California, working with couples throughout Temecula, Fallbrook, and the entire San Diego region, including La Jolla, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe. Since 2009, Bethel has specialized in creating customized and non-religious... (Wedding Officiants)
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!