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A Beautiful Ceremony

Ocoee, FL 34761
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A Beautiful Ceremony provides wedding officiant services in Ocoee. The company’s lead wedding officiant has been a wedding officiant for more than 31 years and has been selected by Disney in Orlando as one of its most preferred wedding officiates. The company is a member of The Advisory Board for Certified Wedding Ministers and was voted “Member of the Year” by the Wedding Professionals of Central Florida. The company has earned praise from customers, such as “Chris and I would like to thank you for being a part of our special day.”

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A Lovely Ceremony

Orlando, FL 32801
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A Lovely Ceremony offers wedding officiant services in Orlando with over 35 years of experience. The company has provided officiating services for elopement, wedding ceremonies in small, medium, and large settings. The company’s wedding officiant is a licensed and bonded Notary Public. For the past five years, she has received the Wedding Wire "Bride's Choice and Couples' Choice Awards," as well as receiving The Knot's "Best of Weddings" award for the past three years. The company offers a special weekday package that includes photography at $750.

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Debra Romano

Orlando, FL 32822
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Debra Romano is a mobile notary offering mobile loan signings, simple divorce services, and wedding officiant services in Orlando with over 22 years of experience. The company is based on the belief that the “customers’ needs are of the utmost importance.” The company handles all kinds of weddings, from straight to gay couples, Christian or religious, elopement, simple traditional, alternate vows, and vow renewals. The company offers quick elopement for as low as $27 by appointment from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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I DO Weddings By Sheri

Orlando, FL 32878
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I DO Weddings By Sheri is the Orlando wedding officiant company of Sheri Thomson who has more than ten years of experience. Sheri offers a range of wedding styles such as legal religious, non-religious, civil, romantic, non-denominational, same gender unions, dual weddings, fusion ceremonies, secular, and spiritual wedding ceremonies. Sheri is available seven days a week to perform ceremonies and rehearsals. Weekday and weekend elopements cost $150 and $175 respectively with only the couples in attendance. Regular weekend weddings start at $299.

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Invitation to a Wedding

Orlando, FL 32861
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Invitation to a Wedding provides ceremonial and wedding officiants in Orlando. The company’s owner has officiated Christian, non-denominational, interfaith, and multicultural wedding ceremonies, as well as the renewal of vows. The company tailors and customizes all wedding ceremonies based on the couple's requests, beliefs, and style. Other services offered by the company include day-of wedding coordination with additional fees, destination weddings around the world, baby dedications, and event planning services. All clients are required to make a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit to secure a date.

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One Heart Celebrations

Winter Park, FL 32789
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One Heart Celebrations is a Winter Park wedding officiant company with over 20 years of experience in officiating ceremonies. The owner of the company is an ordained minister and provides officiating services for wedding ceremonies, baby blessings, vow renewals, memorials and life celebrations, and baptisms. In addition to officiating wedding ceremonies, the company works with groups and individuals on their spiritual journey through sessions in Reiki and Qigong. A client speaks of the company’s services, “Michael and I love the ceremony! Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into this moment in our lives.”

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Orlando Minister

Longwood, FL 32750
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Orlando Minister offers wedding officiant services in Longwood. The owner of the company is an ordained minister and performs marriage ceremonies and vow renewals. The company provides wedding officiants for elopements at $150 and $300 inclusive of photography. The company also has a complete “Secret Garden” package valued at $950. This package includes photography, wedding officiant, music, chairs, flowers, as well as the private lakeside ceremony site. The company also offers a marriage course separate from the other packages. The company is available for consultation between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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Sensational Ceremonies

Orlando, FL 32801
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Sensational Ceremonies provides wedding officiant services in Orlando. The company also officiates at other ceremonies such as funerals, christenings, baby blessings, house blessings, and renewal of vows. The company’s owner is the only minister in Florida to have been accepted into the Association of Bridal Consultants and the Orlando Bridal Society and has more than 25 years officiating at ceremonies. The company offers weekday express services at $200 from Monday to Thursday, personalized ceremonies at $235, and rehearsals at $120. The company also offers premarital counseling at an additional price.

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Vows Are Forever

Winter Garden, FL 34787
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Vows Are Forever provides wedding officiant services in the Winter Garden area and beyond. The wedding officiants at the company can handle ceremonies in chapels, hotels, parks or gardens, restaurant, or homes. The company also has its affiliated chapel that can seat up to 100 guests and offers an all-inclusive package to use the chapel for one hour plus a wedding officiant. Other packages are $150 for officiants only, $200 for an officiant plus an assistant, $75 for rehearsals, and $50 as travel fees over 50 miles.

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Wed In Orlando

Lake Forest, FL 32771
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Wed In Orlando is a company that provides wedding officiant services in Lake Forest and other Florida areas. The company specializes in non-religious, secular, destination, and intimate weddings as well as vow renewals. Premarital counseling from a partner is also available to couples. The company has been on the preferred vendor list for Disney Fairy Tale Weddings for more than 10 years now. The company has an affordable plan that includes venue and wedding officiant at $200, with the couples limited to only 20 guests.

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Wedding Ceremonies By Edna

Longwood, FL 32750
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Wedding Ceremonies By Edna is the wedding officiant company of Edna Bautista in Longwood that has more than ten years experience. Edna is an authorized Notary in Florida and officiates civil weddings. Edna has performed ceremonies such as large and small events, English, Spanish, bilingual, and same-sex weddings. Edna respects all faiths and beliefs and incorporates religious language and appropriate traditions into the ceremonies with a touch of the couple’s style and beliefs. Edna's charges range from $125 to $250 depending on the type of wedding, distance, and day. A deposit of 50% is required by the company at the time of reservation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Planning a wedding is a lot of work. You have numerous tasks and responsibilities. Even if you opt to hire a wedding planner, your input is required for everything. One of the decisions you need to make is who will marry you. Choosing your wedding officiant can be a challenging undertaking.

If you have a religious background and are a regular member of a church, synagogue or other house of worship, the choice is probably easy. But if not, you may want something less traditional. You can choose a professional or ask a close friend or family member if they would be willing to officiate the ceremony. These FAQs can help you make a decision about your wedding officiant.

What is a wedding officiant?

A wedding officiant, also called marriage officiant, is an individual with the legal authority to perform wedding ceremonies. Local judges and clergy members commonly act as wedding officiants. But, nearly anyone can obtain the necessary certification to become an officiant, although requirements vary from state to state.

What does a wedding officiant do?

The main role of a wedding officiant is to lead and perform the marriage ceremony. They must follow state law to ensure the union becomes official. Wedding officiants draft what they’ll say at the ceremony, often with input from the engaged couple. Some of their associated duties are signing and filing the marriage license.

Can you officiate your own wedding?

Officiating your own wedding is referred to as self-solemnizing. This practice is only legal in a few states, including Colorado, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Kansas, Maine, Illinois, California, and Washington, D.C. The rules governing self-solemnizing in these jurisdictions differ. All states legally recognize self-uniting marriages that are properly performed in a state where they're permitted.

What do you call a person who officiates a wedding?

A marriage officiant’s title depends on who they are and what they do. For example, clergy members are called reverend, father, minister, rabbi, pastor. Common titles of civil marriage officiants are judge, your honor, magistrate, or mayor. Friends and family members who get temporary officiant status usually have no title.

Who can officiate a wedding?

The individuals who are allowed to officiate a wedding depends on the laws of the state where the ceremony is performed. Typically, most clergy members and certain civil officers can perform marriage ceremonies. Many states also permit other individuals to obtain temporary officiant authorization or to become ordained to perform a marriage.

Can a notary officiate a wedding?

Public notaries may perform marriage ceremonies in only a few states. They include Florida, Maine, South Carolina, Montana, and Nevada. Of course, a notary may officiate a wedding in other states if the state they’re in allows individuals to become wedding officiants, and the notary follows those guidelines.

How do you ask someone to officiate your wedding?

If a couple wants a family member or close friend to officiate their wedding, there are a few creative ways to ask. Many companies that provide credentials for marriage officiants also sell “Will You Marry Us?” gift packages to help couples ask the person they’ve chosen if they'll officiate.

What does the officiant say at a wedding?

The couple must make a declaration of intent, saying they’re legally committing to one another and want to enter a marriage contract. Also, the officiant has to verbally signify the couple is legally wed. Other than that, the officiant has great flexibility in what to say.

How much does a wedding officiant cost?

Wedding officiant fees vary greatly. Some factors in determining cost include location, profession, experience, and relationship to the couple. There’s typically no charge with a personal officiant, although the couple may offer to pay for their certification. Professional officiants cost an average of $400 to $800, while newbies charge about $100 to $250.

How does someone become a wedding officiant?

Start with a visit or a call to your county courthouse. Ask the clerk if your state permits private individuals to become wedding officiants. If so, ask if you can be ordained online. Search for an online service. Pay and complete the form to be ordained. You may need to attend a class.

How long does it take to become a wedding officiant?

Online services to become ordained as a wedding officiant are usually quick and uncomplicated. Most only take about five to 10 minutes to complete the application. However, the hard copies of the necessary credentials may not arrive for about one to two weeks.

What do you need to be a wedding officiant?

Clergy members and civil officers who can perform wedding ceremonies by state law must meet the qualifications for their professions. Private wedding officiants who get ordained solely to perform ceremonies typically don’t need more than a credit card and online access. But, check with your state laws to learn what’s required.

How do I get my wedding officiant license?

It’s not necessary to have a license to become a wedding officiant in every state. However, states that allow private individuals to become officiants usually require that they be ordained. Many jurisdictions let you complete this process online, but be sure to review the applicable state and county statutes before getting ordained.

What should I wear to officiate a wedding?

It’s best to discuss clothing options with the couple you’re marrying. Ask if they have a preference and follow their lead. If they have no input, choose an outfit that’s suitable for the type of ceremony, whether it be formal, casual, trendy, or something else.

How much do wedding officiants make?

Individuals who perform weddings professionally make an average of $400 to $800 per ceremony, plus mileage fees. They may also charge a fee to participate in the wedding rehearsal. Other optional services, like personalized ceremonies and custom embellishments, may incur additional costs. It’s also customary to tip the officiant.

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