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Best Wedding Officiants in Austin, TX

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Austin 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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Marble Falls, TX 78654

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5.0 (31)

Why choose this provider?

The Knot Tyer is a Marble Falls officiating company with over 30 years of professional experience. The founder and primary officiating minister is a Christian minister and has officiated many weddings throughout the years. The officiating ministers at the company help couples create the ceremony of their dreams. The company is flexible with vows, readings, and traditions, and allows couples put their signature on the wedding. Couples are required to send in a deposit of $100 to reserve a date.

Round Rock, TX 78664

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5.0 (23)
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4.8 (8)

Why choose this provider?

Short and Sweet Weddings provides wedding ministers and officiants in Austin and has more than seven years of experience. The company conducts all kinds of weddings, from holiday weddings to midnight weddings, as well as going outside of Round Brook to officiate ceremonies. The company’s officiating ministers tailor the weddings to each couple’s needs, personality, and ideas. The company requires a 25% deposit to reserve a date and offers a one-hour rehearsal officiating service before the wedding for an additional fee of $125.

Austin, TX 78664

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5.0 (4)

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Elegant Express is full-spectrum wedding provider in Austin. The company offers officiant and minister services at affordable rates. Other services provided by the company include professional photography, rental services, and cake reception. The officiating minister of the company has almost a decade of wedding officiating experience. She is comfortable with large venues and intimate gatherings, and will work with the couple to create a beautiful ceremony. The company offers same day services and hiring a minister for wedding ceremonies in and around Austin costs $125.

I Travel To Weddings, Austin, TX 78758

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5.0 (63)
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5.0 (61)

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Spoken Heart Ceremonies offers wedding officiant services to clients in the Austin, Texas, area. It's been operating for more than five years and is run by licensed wedding officiant Katrina Baecht, who aims to provide thoughtful, warm, and engaging service to each couple she presides over. She offers services for weddings of any size and is happy to accommodate couples with unique situations, including ceremonies that involve dogs, children, and step-families.

Austin, TX 78749

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Reverend Bonnie Connor is an ordained minister and ceremony officiant in Austin providing customized wedding ceremonies since 1994. She offers a comprehensive package at $395 that includes meeting the couple ahead of time to get acquainted, answer questions, customizing the ceremony, being at the rehearsal, performing the Wedding itself, and getting the license recorded. She welcomes and officiates weddings of all faiths and belief systems including Christianity, Buddhism, and Islam. She charges a small travel fee if the ceremony is far from Austin.

Austin, TX 78664

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5.0 (7)

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Reverend Vikki is a non-denominational wedding officiant in Austin that conducts weddings for all types of belief system. She designs the ceremonies to reflect the stories and personalities of the couples. The style of her ceremonies varies from traditional and romantic to fun and playful. A client speaks of her services, “Rev Vikki was amazing! I could not have been more pleased with the ceremony! If you want a customized wedding that suits you and your fiancé’s personalities then she is the lady!”

Austin, TX 78709

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Wedding Chapel and Officiant in Austin has been providing the venue and officiating minister for weddings since 1976. The company is religious in nature, and the officiant is an ordained Apostolic Christian minister. The company also offers two chapels as a venue for wedding ceremonies. One of the chapels is for intimate ceremonies of about 15 people, while the other is an outdoor setting for much larger weddings. The officiating minister is open to special additions, requests, or insertions the couple may wish to add to the ceremony.

Compare our Top Wedding Officiants

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
The Knot Tyer
Short and Sweet Weddings
Elegant Express
Spoken Heart Ceremonies
I Travel To Weddings, Austin, TX 78758
Reverend Bonnie Connor
Reverend Vikki
Wedding Chapel and Officiant

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.