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Best Wedding Officiants in Atlanta, GA

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Acworth, GA 30101 Rating

Why choose this provider?

The Weddings Minister officiates weddings in the Acworth community. Couples use the service who do not belong to any church or other institution, prefer a civil ceremony, desire a personalized non-traditional wedding ceremony, are from different faiths, or are being wed in an unusual location. Reverend Victor J Alvarado is a professional non-denominational ordained minister and can also assist with a marriage license and other legal matters, can create the actual ceremony, and will coordinate with wedding planners as required. A typical service lasts 10 to 15 minutes, and clients can find various ideas for the ceremony on the company's website. Services can be conducted in English, Spanish, or both, and Rev. Alvarado is available to travel for destination weddings as well.

Atlanta, GA 30301 Rating

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Get Wed By Ed is an Atlanta wedding officiant. Services include a personal consultation, ceremony, and handling of the marriage license, and the minister deals with same-sex marriages, interfaith weddings, emergency ceremonies, and elopements. Edward Wilson is an ordained non-denominational minister who caters to unique, customized weddings including those in a traditional church, at a sport's event, in a hot tub, on a roller coaster, or in the woods. Mr. Wilson previously worked as a corporate trainer and presently holds a day job as an account executive for a specialty insurance company. Couples appreciate the minister's open style of communication and availability as well as his openness to accommodating every client's needs. Get Wed By Ed has won a WeddingWire Bride's/Couples' Choice Award five times.

Snellville, GA 30078

Why choose this provider?

The Wedding Minister is a wedding officiant serving the Snellville area. Brides and grooms can choose a traditional, contemporary, or Celtic ceremony infused with whatever ethnic heritage they may have or other preference, and wedding attire can be formal, kilt, or Hawaiian shirt. Wedding locations are also a completely personal choice, and Dr. Jim Crews is known for his open-mindedness and flexibility. Dr. Crews is an ordained minister and board-certified medical chaplain and holds a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality. The minister has a Protestant background colored by his present Anglican/Celtic sacramental beliefs and invites input and ideas from couples to make sure their special day is meaningful to them, their heritage, and their love for one another. Dr. Crews' son also handles sound crews and entertainment services.

Atlanta, GA 30301 Rating

Why choose this provider?

Atlanta Non-Denominational Wedding Officiants handles wedding officiant services in Atlanta. Clients can choose from numerous officiants throughout the Atlanta area, and all ministers take the time to listen to couples and their ideas on love, marriage, and their ceremony. Civil and non-denominational weddings can be personalized on a variety of levels with services for same-sex weddings and interfaith marriages as well, and referrals for other wedding day vendors and services are also available. The group's website offers pertinent information on obtaining the required marriage license, and the team will file the license for couples after the wedding. The company received a WeddingWire Bride's/Couples' Choice Award four times.

Compare our Top Wedding Officiants

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
The Weddings Minister
Acworth, GA 30101
Get Wed By Ed
Atlanta, GA 30301
The Wedding Minister
Snellville, GA 30078
Atlanta Non-Denominational Wedding Officiants
Atlanta, GA 30301


  • 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.