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Best Wedding Officiants in Indianapolis

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Indianapolis Wedding Officiants on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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55 Monument Circle, Suite 922, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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5.0 (54)
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5.0 (7)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Marry Me In Indy! LLC has been an Indianapolis area wedding officiant service for over 10 years. The company performs different marriage ceremonies including civil, same-sex unions, interfaith, interracial, unity, atheist, elopements, Christian, and multi-faith, and has provided officiant services to some 5,000 couples thus far. Clients can opt for a fast wedding with photographs of the bride and groom alone to a complete formal marriage, and all packages are listed on the group's website. Multiple options are available for a couple's nuptials as well such as Blended Family, Whisky Barrel, and Tree Planting ceremonies. The officiant has been an ordained minister for over 20 years and professes to follow a religion of love.

Indianapolis, IN 46214

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Memories to Last a Lifetime is a company that has been joining the couples of Indianapolis, Indiana, and the nearby cities in marriage since 2015. During initial meetings, founder Lori Bradley provides her clients with a drafted script for the wedding. This script is customizable to fit the wishes of the bride and groom. In addition to completing the required paperwork, she officiates small and intimate weddings, large ceremonies, and elopements.

2813 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46201

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4.9 (91)
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5.0 (3)

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Indy Get Married LLC offers bilingual English and Spanish wedding services to couples in Indianapolis. Owner Lesley Acevedo is an award-winning wedding officiant and ordained minister who presides over religious ceremonies, elopements, civil unions, and non-traditional weddings. Services include prepared civil ceremonies, client-personalized ceremonies, the writing of vows, and optional services like rehearsals. Indy Get Married is the first and only officiant offering Helicopter Weddings and also officiates at local venues that include the Wedding Chapel of Indianapolis and destination weddings.

Fishers, IN 46038

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Indy Wedding Pastors handles wedding ceremony officiating in the Fishers area. Couples are able to design a wedding that fits their budget, needs, and personal preferences, and all officiants are ordained ministers with extensive experience in the field. The group aims to create a one-of-a-kind ceremony as well as help couples solidify their relationship before the wedding with counseling services offered free of charge. Indy Wedding Pastors has been seen on The Knot and has officiated weddings at numerous venues listed on its website including Oakhill Mansion, Indiana Historical Society, Sheraton City Center, and the Indianapolis Zoo. Biographies for all pastors can also be found online.

Fishers, IN 46037

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Wedding Officiant Indianapolis™ performs wedding ceremonies in Indianapolis, IN and the surrounding areas. Veronica Maximo has officiated over 1,300 weddings, and her expertise includes traditional, non-traditional, romantic, fun, and civil ceremonies. Wedding Officiant Indianapolis™ performs any style of wedding in any location, from a party of two to over 400 guests. The professional officiant has e-contracts and deposits in place to protect both parties. Ceremonies can be fully customized with family, cultural, or religious traditions. Same-day appointments are always available. Wedding Officiant Indianapolis™ has many awards including WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award 2015 and 2016, Best of Thumbtack 2015, and Best of Weddings by The Knot 2016. A portion of service fees go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and/or AMBUCS.

Indianapolis, IN 46204

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Same Day Weddings™ is an English and Spanish-speaking Indianapolis wedding officiant service. The group officiates last-minute weddings for any and all couples, and a majority of the company's clients schedule ceremonies within 15 minutes of texting or calling. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM, is close to the Marion County Clerk's Office, and walk-ins are welcome. Couples can also schedule wedding appointments for after-hours or on the weekend as long as they have their wedding license in hand. Couples can apply for their marriage license via a convenient link on Same Day's website as well.

Columbus, IN 47201

Why choose this provider?

Weddings by Keith Maddox, Officiant has been officiating weddings in Columbus for over 10 years. The owner is an ordained, non-denominational, professional wedding officiant who aims to create a customized ceremony per the unique beliefs and traditions of each couple with secular, religious, traditional, or contemporary, nuptials. Clients also have access to a list of recommended music, readings, vow ideas, and ceremony samples as well as preferred wedding vendors, and the officiant brings his own sound system if required for his officiating. Weddings by Keith Maddox, Officiant is a member of the Indiana Association of Wedding Officiants and is a division of Maddox Entertainment, which also provides wedding Memory DVDs, lighting, and photobooths.

Greenwood, IN 46142

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4.9 (44)

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Just the Two Of Us Wedding Officiant Services has been performing weddings in Greenwood since 2013. The officiant has presided at over 150 weddings and is known for her affordable prices as well as a laid-back, calming, and professional approach. Couples have hired the group for last-minute weddings, same-sex unions, double weddings, religious as well as non-religious ceremonies, atheist weddings, and commitment ceremonies with venues ranging from backyards, parks, and churches to the Indy Zoo, Jones Crossing, and The Murat. The officiant can also accommodate up to 20 people at her own home for a fair price. All prices include an in-person meeting, the officiant can also help with vows, and payment plans are available as well.

FAQs

  • 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.