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Best Wedding Officiants in San Antonio, TX

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Antonio 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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San Antonio, TX 78262

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4.8 (5)

Why choose this provider?

It's A Wonderful Life Weddings provides officiant services to clients in San Antonio, Kansas City, and Austin. The wedding officiants, headed by Pastor David and his wife, conduct wedding ceremonies that are original and memorable. Voted by TheKnot.com as one of the best officiants three years in a row, this veteran-owned officiant service provider takes pride in giving ceremonies that are stress-free. They also offer video consultations on any platform the clients prefer.

701 North Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78215

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4.6 (22)
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4.4 (14)

Why choose this provider?

SA Wedding Pros provides wedding officiant services to couples near San Antonio. The team of wedding professionals takes a couple-centered approach when it comes to writing ceremonies, making sure everything that is important to clients is incorporated into the ceremony. It also performs rehearsal coordinations where it assists in details while offering helpful tips. In addition, it has female and male officiants and can offer bilingual services. SA Wedding Pros also offers pre-marital counseling and wedding planning and coordination.

571 Byrnes Drive, San Antonio, TX 78209

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4.4 (66)
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4.5 (48)
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5.0 (2)

Why choose this provider?

Texas Wedding Ministers is a team of wedding officiants that serve in the San Antonio area. Its wedding officiants are committed to providing low-cost and tailored wedding ceremonies, which can be conducted either in English or Spanish. Having officiated more than 6,000 wedding ceremonies, the officiants at Texas Wedding Ministers have experience in leading different types of wedding ceremonies, including "Simple I Do" ceremonies and themed ceremonies. They also have a package for wedding rehearsals and virtual weddings.

306 West Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

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5.0 (104)
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4.6 (62)
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3.5 (5)

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Marriage Island is a San Antonio-based business that offers a wide range of services, including officiating weddings. The company caters to couples with the same or different religious backgrounds, and its team also officiates secular and civil wedding ceremonies. Marriage Island's ministers were selected for their professionalism and years of experience. The professionals have officiated the weddings of Emmy Award-winning personalities and Grammy Award-winning artists. The company has been featured in publications like the San Antonio Magazine.

Compare our Top Wedding Officiants

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
It's A Wonderful Life Weddings
SA Wedding Pros
701 North Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78215
Texas Wedding Ministers
571 Byrnes Drive, San Antonio, TX 78209
Marriage Island
306 West Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

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.