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Best Wedding Officiants in Los Angeles, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Los Angeles 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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PO Box 1100, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

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5.0 (263)
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4.9 (45)

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Wedding Officiant Jon provides wedding officiant and vow renewal services in Los Angeles and Southern California. Founder and chief officiant Rev. Jon Olson has performed weddings for over two decades and has also served in church ministry. He was awarded WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Awards in 2014 and 2015, as well as the Bride's Choice Award in 2011.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

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5.0 (5)
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4.0 (5)

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Celestial Wedding Officiants' Reverend Marlon Martinez and Reverend Edward Brown are both ordained non-denominational wedding ministers. Reverend Martinez incorporates each couple's personal beliefs into his ceremonies. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. Reverend Brown specializes in taking a hands-on approach to personalizing each ceremony, creating ceremonies that are his past clients say are anything but boring.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

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5.0 (1)

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Roxanne Hunt is a wedding officiant, spiritual life coach, and author in Southern California. She has officiated nearly 300 weddings and has almost 100 positive online reviews for her services. Her clients are thankful for the time she took to get to know them and create a personalized ceremony. Ms. Hunt also offers spiritual coaching to couples and individuals as they enter a new phase of life.

Los Angeles, CA 90405
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iDo4ever is a business creating and conducting unique wedding ceremonies in the Los Angeles area. iDo4ever is made up of Reverends Arlene and Paul Goldman, a married couple who have over 25 years of combined experience leading and conducting non-denominational, interfaith services and ceremonies. The reverends work in close collaboration with clients to create ceremonies that are highly customizable and unique to each couple. iDo4ever emphasizes creating a ceremony that embraces cultural traditions of each partner, remembers and acknowledges special people in the couple's lives, and honors the clients' love and relationship. iDo4ever works with a broad variety of styles of wedding ceremonies, including spiritual, civil, traditional, and non-traditional. The business is proud to have won the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014-2017, the WeddingWire Brides' Choice Awards 2010-2015, and the Best of B&B 2016.

Los Angeles, CA 90035

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5.0 (3)

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Reverend Clint Hufft is a non-denominational wedding officiant who has been serving weddings throughout the Los Angeles area since 1995. Reverend Hufft offers a hands-on approach to planning each ceremony where the bride and groom are consulted on each detail. Reverend Hufft served as officiant for Trista and Ryan's Wedding on ABC, and the show Hitched or Ditched on the CW network, among other TV appearances.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

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5.0 (38)

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MarriageToGo was founded by Elizabeth Oakes, a wedding officiant and authorized notary. She offers a one-stop shop mobile service and can issue a California confidential marriage license conveniently at the wedding location. MarriageToGo is accepting of all faiths and is a marriage equality and LGBT ally. Clients say that Ms. Oakes is funny, uplifting, and has excellent personal service.

Garden Grove, CA 92841

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I Do Today is an officiant service serving Orange County and the greater Los Angeles areas. Officiant Jacqueline Soares has been providing both wedding and end of life memorial officiant services since 2006. Ms. Soares' goal is to authentically reflect the values and beliefs of the individuals, couples, and families with whom she works. I Do Today's past clients praise Jacqueline's ability to create an excellently personalized ceremony and also love her ability to help manage some of the stress of the big day.

1625 N Laurel Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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5.0 (38)

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A Ceremony of the Heart is a wedding officiant service that offers several packages to couples depending on their needs. It sends an officiant to conduct wedding ceremonies, organize the reading of vows, and read sentimental passages that align with the tone that couples wish to set. Officiant Mary Jean has been handling weddings for over a decade and is familiar with a multitude of spiritual traditions, so she can accommodate clients with a wide variety of beliefs.

Los Angeles, CA 90293

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5.0 (19)

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Deidra Gray-Breijo is a wedding officiant serving the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica, Pasadena, Palos Verdes, Woodland Hills, and Burbank areas. She was awarded WeddingWire's Couples' Choice Awards from 2008-2017 and is certified as a vetted vendor by Here Comes The Guide. Clients love Ms. Gray-Breijo's sense of humor, personal touches, and sincerity.

Tarzana, CA 90803

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Founded by Reverend Gabriel Zuehkle and Reverand Vidya Ramanathan, Top Officiant provides a range of wedding officiant services to the Southern California area. Both Reverend Zuehkle and Reverend Ramanathan are ordained, non-denominational ministers committed to making each couple's day into exactly what they have always dreamed of.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

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5.0 (86)

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Jacob Marries is an officiant service helping couples have unforgettable weddings throughout Southern California. Owner and chief officiant Jacob has been performing wedding ceremonies for nearly 15 years. He offers services for weddings of any style as well as elopements. Past clients express their thanks that his presence made them feel more at ease on the altar and also praised his flexibility and willingness to work with them on the ceremony, wording, and readings.

41839 Piazza Court, Lancaster, CA 93536

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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (2)

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Tie The Knot California provides professional wedding services to clients in Los Angeles. The business offers personalized ceremonies for traditional and civil weddings, elopements, and vow renewals. It also has a variety of packages, such as the performance of the ceremony, consultation, oversight of signatures, and returning the marriage license back to the county. Brandy Kerley, the ordained minister and wedding officiant, can travel to the couple's venue of choice for convenience. Same-day weddings are also accommodated.

Corona, CA 92877

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5.0 (2)

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Frank A. Meola, DD, Officiant, the owner and operator of Tie The Knot Ceremonies, is an ordained, non-denominational wedding officiant in Southern California. For over 11 years, he has been bringing a sense of humor to his ceremonies and a sense of peace to stressed couples on their special day. Frank prides himself on his ability to adjust the ceremony when the inevitable unexpected happens and his years of teaching experience make him calming, reasonable, approachable, and well able to keep a level head.

Compare our Top Wedding Officiants

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Wedding Officiant Jon
PO Box 1100, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Celestial Wedding Officiants
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Weddings by Roxanne Hunt
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Reverend Arlene Goldman
Los Angeles, CA 90405
Reverend Clint Hufft
Los Angeles, CA 90035
MarriageToGo
Santa Monica, CA 90405
I Do Today
Garden Grove, CA 92841
A Ceremony of the Heart
1625 N Laurel Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Deidra Gray-Breijo
Los Angeles, CA 90293
Top Officiant
Tarzana, CA 90803
Jacob Marries
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tie The Knot California
41839 Piazza Court, Lancaster, CA 93536
Tie The Knot Ceremonies
Corona, CA 92877

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.