Laurels
Best Wedding
Officiants in
San Diego
2017

Why These Wedding Officiants?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored wedding officiants on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best wedding officiants in San Diego, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A Wedding of Your Choice

Non-denominational Reverend Silvett of A Wedding of Your Choice has been performing weddings in the San Diego Area for over two decades. She has officiated at various venues, including a hot air balloon, and can provide a civil or religious ceremony. She will travel to the couples’ ideal location and can put couples in touch with quality entertainment choices.

San Diego, CA(858) 272-8734

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Blissfully Yours Weddings

Reverend Carolina Poblano of Blissfully Yours Weddings is a bilingual, non-denominational minister performing weddings throughout California, in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Poblano can perform a traditional religious ceremony, non-religious ceremony, bilingual ceremony, hand fasting, unity candle, civil union, and reunification of vows. Satisfied clients praise her attentiveness and availability.

San Diego, CA(619) 218-1608

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Ceremonies by Bethel

Ceremonies by Bethel provides the services of ordained interfaith officiates, and husband and wife team, Bethel and Jason Nathan. Both are ordained by the Church of Spiritual Humanism and the Universal Life Church. The team marries couples and performs vow renewals in Southern California, as well as abroad. Ceremonies by Bethel has been recognized by The Knot’s Best of Weddings from 2011-2015 and by Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards from 2010-2015.

San Diego, CA(619) 302-3035

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Ceremonies De Vie

Ceremonies De Vie provides the services of ordained non-denominational minister Joann Lane, who has over a decade of experience. She officiates weddings in San Diego/Orange/Wine County and can perform spiritual, religious, interfaith, and non-denominational ceremonies. Besides traditional wedding ceremonies, she also performs elopements and renewals of vows. She promises to work with specific budgets and unique tastes.

San Diego, CA(760) 996-0210

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Craig Does Weddings

Craig has been doing weddings for over three decades. Craig Knudsen is a retired senior pastor of Community Covenant Church in El Cajon, California. Although based in San Diego, Craig will do weddings everywhere, meeting couples through Skype if need be. He can perform both religious and non-religious ceremonies, customizing his words according to the wishes of his clients. Craig also offers pre-marital counseling in addition to his officiant services.

El Cajon, CA(619) 977-9834

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Ever After Weddings

Ever After Weddings is made up of Cathy Glenn and her daughters Rachel and Cassandra, all ordained non-denominational ministers. This family business does weddings in San Diego County and Temecula, specializing in custom, budget-friendly weddings. The team offers a number of packages that should suit any budget. Ever After Weddings has been featured in The Knot’s Best of Weddings for four years in a row and Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards for four years in a row.

San Diego, CA(619) 787-2672

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Holly Skinner

Reverend Holly Skinner performs non-denominational wedding ceremonies throughout the country. However, her specialty is weddings in San Diego and Southern California. She also provides pre-marital counseling, vow renewals, baby blessings, and house blessings. She offers the first consultation for free and promises a personalized ceremony.

Encinitas, CA(760) 944-4496

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Intimate Ceremonies San Diego

Intimate Ceremonies San Diego helps couples create beautiful, unique commitment and wedding ceremonies as a non-denominational officiant. Reverend Kristin has been an officiant for more than 15 years and charges $350 for a package that includes initial consultation, ceremony preparation, officiant services, and delivery of signed marriage license to the San Diego County Clerk. Intimate Ceremonies also offers a pre-marriage education program designed to enhance communication skills and strengthen the relationship using proven techniques developed by the Marriage Foundation. Reverend Kristin has earned five-star overall client ratings on The Knot, Wedding Wire, Google, Facebook, and Yelp. Reviews say she is kind, flexible, and accommodating.

San Diego, CA(619) 743-5510

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Just Imagine

Just Imagine Weddings is an officiant of ceremonies in San Diego and the surrounding area. Ordained minister Gayle Feallock has over a decade of experience in the wedding industry, including experience as a wedding planner. In addition to wedding ceremonies, the company can perform baby blessings, memorial services, reiki healings, and home and business clearings. Just Imagine was featured in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2016.

San Diego, CA(619) 865-9482

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Kenneth Day Weddings

Kenneth Day is a legally ordained and non-denominational officiant, offering highly customized wedding services in San Diego and the surrounding area. In addition to traditional wedding ceremonies, he performs elopements and vow renewals. He stresses getting to know the bride and groom through intimate meetings, and strives to put the bride and groom’s exact vision into his final product.

San Diego, CA(619) 303-8334

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Pastor Mike

Pastor Mike Mitschke is a retired ordained minister and now a trusted wedding officiant in the San Diego area. He is authorized by the San Diego County Clerk to provide the marriage license from his office and is also the selected Chaplain of the San Diego Police Department. He welcomes couples from all religious and cultural backgrounds, respects military discounts, and can accommodate short notice weddings and vow renewals, and he has officiated wedding for couples from 21 countries and 44 U.S. states. He was included in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2016.

Encinitas, CA(619) 890-5000

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Powers Ministries

Reverend Richleigh Powers of Powers Ministries is a non-denominational minister and theologian with over two decades of experience. He does weddings, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, couples coaching, baby blessings, baptisms, christenings, and memorial services in the San Diego area. Powers Ministries also works with a number of vendors that can take care of additional wedding needs. Satisfied couples rave about his sense of humor and professionalism.

Leucadia, CA(760) 929-1001

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Reverend Deborah Young

Reverend Deborah Young has over two decades of experience in San Diego Weddings. She has performed numerous ceremonies as an ordained non-denominational wedding minister. In addition, she has 30 years of public speaking experience. The reverend can perform non-denominational, spiritual, romantic, and non-religious ceremonies in addition to baby blessings, memorial services, and coming of age ceremonies. She promises a custom ceremony and dependable service.

San Diego, CA(619) 239-3306

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Reverend Mike Smith Amazing Ceremonies

Reverend Mike Smith has over a decade of experience officiating at weddings in the San Diego area. He is an interdenominational minister and can officiate at civil ceremonies, religious ceremonies, and intercultural ceremonies with ease and professionalism. He has performed weddings in a variety of venues and boasts affordable pricing.

San Diego, CA(619) 479-4527

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Robert Stevens Officiant

Robert Stevens is a non-denominational officiant and part of the Universal Life Church. He performs weddings for those of all faith and cultural traditions in the San Diego area. He can also recommend vendors that can take care of couples' various wedding needs. Positive reviews praise Stevens truly personal ceremonies and personable character.

San Diego, CA(619) 964-0946

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Shades of You Wedding Services

Shades of You provides wedding officiant, photographer, and florist services in the San Diego area. Reverend JoAnna Caro can deliver a civil or religious ceremony for couples of all cultural and religious traditions. In addition, the company can make referrals to its vendors, which include a wedding planner. The team offers a variety of packages that should work with any budget, and the company specializes in last minute ceremonies. Satisfied clients love the company’s professionalism and JoAnna’s personable demeanor.

San Diego, CA(619) 807-8537

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Socal Vows

Socal Vows offers two experienced wedding officiants with over two decades of combined experience. Ken Hudson and Ken Hoelscher perform weddings in the San Diego area and beyond. Whether the wedding is local, or abroad, clients will be in good hands with the two Kens, who have performed over 400 weddings and counting. Ken Hudson is the lead pastor at Carmel Mountain Church, while Ken Hoelscher has been a public communicator for over two decades. As well as weddings, which the team performs for all couples, regardless of cultural or religious traditions, the team offers vow renewals and pre-marital counseling. Socal Vows has been featured in Wedding Wire’s Couples' Choice Awards for four years straight.

Escondido, CA(858) 232-3544

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The Socal Wedding Officiant

Pastor Chad Richards owns and operates The Socal Wedding Officiant, a company which provides a fully licensed and qualified officiant for wedding ceremonies in Southern California, primarily in San Diego and the surrounding area. Pastor Richards won the 2017 Couples’ Choice Awards for his high quality and customer service from WeddingWire, a website dedicated to helping customers arrange their weddings. Couples receive uniquely customized services to suit their individual personalities while also providing an environment that showcases their love. The company offers potential clients snapshots of successfully performed ceremonies so they get an idea of what a potential service could look like. Pastor Richards will work with clients to write unique wedding vows and a ceremonial speech which suits their spiritual needs.

San Diego, CA(949) 335-2101

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The Wedding Officiant

The Wedding Officiant offers ordained ministers with decades of experience, all serving the San Diego area. The company offers civil and non-faith based ceremonies, as well as religious and non-denominational ceremonies. In addition, the team can perform home blessings, quinceaneras, baby dedications, and vow renewals. The varied packages available at The Wedding Officiant should suit any budget, and all ceremonies are personalized to fit couples' unique visions.

San Diego, CA(619) 228-9792

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Vows From the Heart Ministries

Both Reverend Christopher Tuttle and Chaplain Mary Cyr-Tuttle of Vows From the Heart can officiate wedding ceremonies spanning all faiths and cultural backgrounds. They do weddings in San Diego and Temecula Wine Country. They also serve clients looking for elopement services. The experienced duo was a 2016 San Diego A-List finalists in the category of Best Wedding Officiant.

Escondido, CA(619) 663-5673

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