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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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Great Officiants
Great Officiants
911 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Long Beach, CA

Your Wedding CeremonyShould be FUN!! 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. When you choose from our expansive list of Amazing Officiants... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $395
Trinity Cottage Wedding Officiants
Trinity Cottage Wedding Officiants
206 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Schenectady, NY

Trinity Cottage Wedding Officiants is a wedding officiant service in Schenectady, New York. Operated by Reverend Robyn King, Trinity Cottage Wedding Officiants offers unique, personalized wedding ceremonies for any and all couples throughout the capital district area. With this officiant service,... (Wedding Officiants)

Rabbi Wendy Spears
Rabbi Wendy Spears
48 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Woodland Hills, CA

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)

Typical Price $1,101
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Wedding Belle Rev
Wedding Belle Rev
86 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Charleston, SC

Wedding Belle Rev, LLC is a wedding officiant in Charleston, South Carolina. Rev. Kristen Barner offers three levels of services to fit your wedding size and needs, with the ceremony written uniquely for your relationship. For a truly one-of-a-kind wedding, this officiant offers a paddleboard... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $650
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Hon. Caroline Z. Bazzini
Hon. Caroline Z. Bazzini
123 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Glen Head, NY

The idea behind Caroline's award-winning ceremonies is amazingly simple: Capture everyone’s attention with warm, loving, heartfelt, romantic, even light-hearted vows... all about you.Honorable Caroline Bazzini, founder of MarryUsCaroline, is the former Mayor of Brookville, NY. She is also a writer,... (Wedding Officiants)

Central Florida Ceremonies
Central Florida Ceremonies
7 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Orlando, FL

Michelle Jarnigan is an Ordained Minister and Wedding Officiant serving couples in the Central Florida area. Whether your wedding will be intimate and relaxed or extravagant and formal, she will be there to help you design a beautiful ceremony that honors your unique love story. Michelle has been... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $185
Your Event Officiant
Your Event Officiant
27 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Frenchtown, MT

Your Event Officiant (owned and operated by Joan E. Cook), is a wedding officiant in Missoula, Montana. The company has been part of the wedding industry since 2015 and specializes in non-denominational customized wedding vows and ceremonies. The officiant also provides services for weddings in... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $316
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Liz's Wedding Officiant
Liz's Wedding Officiant
4 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Saint Petersburg, FL

Operating out of Saint Petersburg, Florida, Liz's Wedding Officiant is a business that specializes in customized nuptial ceremonies and unifications. Owner, Elizabeth Leon is committed to tailoring an experience that matches and enhances each couples’ distinctive style and personality. This expert... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $550
A Different Officiant
A Different Officiant
8 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Union, SC

Based in Union, South Carolina, A Different Officiant presides over weddings throughout the Upstate and Midlands regions of South Carolina. Officiant Rebecca Inman offers modern and unique ceremonies for couples who are tired of the traditional “dearly beloved”. Rebecca is a nondenominational... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $375
Ceremony by Crystal
Ceremony by Crystal
45 reviews
· Wedding Officiants

Ceremony by Crystal is an experienced, bi-lingual wedding officiant based out of Lakeland, Florida. Licensed officiant Crystal is passionate about creating unique, heartfelt ceremonies for every couple she works with. She has a wealth of experience in curating meaningful and fun-filled services to... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $245
Rabbi Jon Nelson
Rabbi Jon Nelson
6 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Sharon, MA

Rabbi Jon Nelson is a wedding officiant serving couples throughout Sharon, Massachusetts, and beyond. This Rabbi specializes in ceremonies within the Jewish faith but is also welcome to wedding loving couples with differing faiths. In the past, this officiant has worked alongside clergy from other... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $1,000
Divine Marriage Union
Divine Marriage Union
7 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Savannah, GA

Divine Marriage Union is based in Savannah, Georgia and offers officiant services for wedding ceremonies. The owner, Andreas Uhlig, is licensed in over 30 states, and explores the meaning of marriage with couples on an emotional, mental, and spiritual level. His experience in public speaking gives... (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)

Lisa Olech, Justice of the Peace
Lisa Olech, Justice of the Peace
Wedding Officiants · Ashland, NH

Based in Ashland, New Hampshire, Lisa Olech, Justice of the Peace is a wedding officiant. Lisa, who has been an organized Justice of the Peace since 2017, works to create personalized ceremonies that reflect each couple’s love story. Whether you’re celebrating with a large gathering or want an... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $250
Weddings by Barry
Weddings by Barry
1 review
· Wedding Officiants · Riverview, FL

Barry Hudson is an innovative wedding officiant in the Tampa Bay area. His goals are to create welcoming, heartfelt ceremonies for couples and their guests. Barry officiates a range of venues from homes and beachfronts to mansions and is an ordained minister and non-denominational officiant.... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $200
Pre-Marital Counseling by Rachel Hutchison
Pre-Marital Counseling by Rachel Hutchison
Wedding Officiants · Shreveport, LA

Officiant and Pre-Marital Counseling Services I provide officiant and pre-marital counseling services in Shreveport, Bossier City, and the Texarkana area. www.RachelHutchison.com (Wedding Officiants)

Your Heart Desire Wedding
Your Heart Desire Wedding
7 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Littleton, CO

Your Heart Desire Wedding is a wedding officiant service located in Littleton, Colorado. Reverend Lisa Williams, Ordained minister behind this officiant service, believes in honoring couples of all backgrounds, faiths, welcoming love with open arms. While, it may be convenient to have a family... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $475
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Lamar Wedding Center
Lamar Wedding Center
104 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Bloomfield, NJ

Lamar Wedding Center is a wedding videography company based in Asbury Park, New Jersey. This professional team specializes in providing wedding videography and photography services, as well as a variety of other wedding services for couples with all budgets. Their photography and cinematography... (Wedding Officiants)

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CT JP Mary Pugh
CT JP Mary Pugh
134 reviews
· Wedding Officiants · Norwalk, CT

CT JP Mary Pugh is a wedding officiant from Norwalk, Connecticut. She has been officiating weddings for more than 15 years. Whether your ceremony is civil or religious, traditional or contemporary, Mary can help you design an unforgettable dedication of love. She welcomes all faiths and ceremony... (Wedding Officiants)

Typical Price $300
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Alice Soloway, Uncommon Wedding Officiant and Celebrant
Alice Soloway, Uncommon Wedding Officiant and Celebrant
173 reviews
· Wedding Officiants

Covid update: Elopements and microweddings are back!Virtual weddings are still legal and a heartfelt option!Contact me to plan a beautiful elopement or virtual wedding ceremony, short and sweet, fully personalized or anywhere in between. Or ask me about a NO-FUSS, but meaningful outdoor wedding... (Wedding Officiants)

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Olivia
Olivia
5.0
Cantor Ellen is organized, calm, patient, informative, honest, considerate, friendly and an overall positive energy to be around. I knew ...
Jessica
Jessica
5.0
Patrick did a great job at my wedding very personable and intimate setting very flexible with my chaos and loved his motivational speech he ...
Jillian
Jillian D.
5.0
Crystal is absolutely amazing and sweet! She helped make our day special! We were able to customize our entire ceremony, leave out ...
Weddings and Vow
Weddings and Vow
162 reviews
Akira
Akira V.
5.0
He was available on short notice. Incredibly kind and receptive. Thank you Dan!
Tabitha
Tabitha C.
5.0
I absolutely hands down had the best ceremony and Renee helped me achieve it! She took all my ideas and came up with the perfect ceremony ...
Caitlinrenee
Caitlin
5.0
We contacted Rhonda a month out from our ceremony date and by some miracle she was available! She was very professional, fast with ...
Tricia
Tricia R.
5.0
I would 100% recommend Fontella! She was so easy to work/communicate with. When contacting her I received a response almost immediately. She ...
Rev. JK Hill
Rev. JK Hill
12 reviews
Heather
Heather L.
5.0
We had an amazing experience working with Rev. Hill. During our first conversation we immediately knew he was a good fit for us. We also ...
Ruby
Ruby N.
5.0
My husband and I were beyond pleased with Mercedes. She was amazing from the first time we had our video chat due to Covid. She walked us ...
Andrew
Andrew B.
5.0
Rev. Vaughan was so kind and pleasant during our entire wedding process. He asked my wife and I some basic info about ourselves and the kind ...
Monica
Monica W.
5.0
Gwen had the ability to simplify the details and keep us on track. She was helpful and made the process so much easier for us. We could not ...
Samantha
Samantha D.
5.0
I am SOooooOOOOOO glad that my husband and I chose Adri to officiate our wedding. Not only did we show up to the ceremony without our ...
Cheri
Cheri
5.0
John was easy to work with even on short notice. We had to find an officiant literally 30 days prior to our wedding after our church ...
Tia
Tia S.
5.0
Thanks to Ginger, my husband and I had a beautiful ceremony performed exactly the way we wanted it. We couldn’t have possibly been happier ...
Karol
Karol S.
5.0
rev susie they a beautiful ceremony for our wedding we are so happy that we choose her for our special day if you want a beautiful wedding ...
Dan
Dan E.
5.0
We were very happy to have Reverend Derek as our officiant. Rev Derek was patient, kind, and very knowledgeable in knowing how to run a ...
Darcy
Darcy O.
5.0
We hired Bonnie to officiate our micro-wedding (8 guests). Bonnie was extremely responsive and super friendly. We didn't do a rehearsal with ...
Samantha
Samantha H.
5.0
Dawn was excellent. She was extremely responsive from the moment we contacted her. We needed to find a JP last minute for our wedding and ...
Sarah
Sarah
5.0
Aida is so wonderful and I highly recommend her! I first booked Aida in 2017 and had to postpone twice (Hurricane Maria, then COVID-19), and ...
The Wedding Rev
The Wedding Rev
272 reviews
Jennifer
Jennifer N.
5.0
My husband and I hired Rev. Dave for our October 2020 wedding. Well of course, with COVID19, we had to postpone our big wedding to 2021 but ...

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!