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Best Wedding Officiants in Charlotte
2021

Why These Wedding Officiants?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Charlotte 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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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Creative Celebrations

Creative Celebrations officiates weddings in the Charlotte area. Brides and grooms have access to a Certified Life-Cycle® Celebrant and can custom create a memorable celebration of unity and love. Various packages are available for spiritual, secular, non-denominational, multi-cultural, and same-sex weddings, but the group does not cater to "ordinary marriage ceremonies." Services include in-person consultations, constant communication, managing the rehearsal, coordinating with the venue and other vendors, custom-crafting the couple's love story, researching vows and rituals, overseeing the ceremony, and mailing the marriage license via certified mail. Meredith has been a non-denominational Ordained Minister with the Universal Live Church for over five years, is a member of The National Association of Wedding Professionals, and won a WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award in 2012.

Charlotte, NC 28207

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Forever Love Weddings

Forever Love Weddings has been handling weddings in Charlotte for over 20 years. Reverend Smith aims to be a friend to those who are planning on getting married, and all couples are welcome. Brides and grooms can opt for Traditional Ceremonies at churches, homes, gardens, or hotels with customizations according to their own traditions, beliefs, or sense of fun or Destination Weddings for a service outside of the Charlotte Metro area. Clients can also choose a low-budget Courthouse Alternative/Elopement Ceremony, and after-hours elopement services are available. The website provides additional information on various Sand Ceremonies and Unity Candle Ceremonies as well. Brides and grooms must get their own marriage license, and Forever Love Weddings was named Best of Thumbtack in 2015 and 2016 and was ranked #2 in 2016.

Charlotte, NC 28278

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Many Rivers Ministries

Many Rivers Ministries creates custom wedding ceremonies for couples in Charlotte. Established in 2011, this firm works with clients from different ethnic backgrounds, beliefs, and sexuality. Founder Stephanie Heilker is an interfaith minister and marriage counselor who writes ceremonies and officiates them. She asks couples to answer questionnaires and uses their responses to plan weddings that reflect their ideas. Her services cover intimate elopements and grand celebrations. Many Rivers Ministries also assists clients in writing vows and completing marriage documents.

701 Denning Place
Charlotte, NC 28227

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Rev. Dr. Patrick Maloy

Rev. Dr. Patrick Maloy brings years of officiating experience to weddings in the Stanley area. The officiant has performed over 3,300 weddings and aims to make the ceremony as worry and stress-free as possible, thus the slogan for brides, "Calm blue water!" Ceremonies can be traditional, contemporary Christian, civil, and interfaith, and the goal is always to respect the unique requests and traditions of each couple. Rev. Patrick Maloy is an ordained, non-denomination minister and Doctor of Divinity, previously served as a congregational pastor, and today focuses solely on officiating weddings. Remarriages, renewals, baby dedications, Christenings, and other ceremonies are also available. The team has been featured in Carolina Bride Magazine and has taken home a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award from 2014 through 2016.

Stanley, NC 28164

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Rev. Jim Lytle

Rev. Jim Lytle has been officiating weddings in Matthews for 20 years. The non-denominational ordained pastor specializes in Christian wedding ceremonies and can cater to something simple as well as a more thorough and complex celebration keeping the couple's personalities and beliefs in mind. Premarital counseling is advised via Rev. Lytle, another pastor, or professional counselor, and the group can also refer wedding coordinators if needed. Rev. Jim Lytle obtained his seminary degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, has worked in both singles and family ministry, and today focuses solely on officiating weddings. Rev. Lytle is also a freelance on-air meteorologist at WCNC and credits his broadcasting work for his ability to speak well in public. The service won a WeddingWire Bride's Choice Award in 2016.

Matthews, NC 28105

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Reverend Rebecca A. Nagy Ministries

Reverend Rebecca A. Nagy Ministries has been officiating weddings in Charlotte for almost 20 years. Rev. Nagy has overseen more than 2,700 weddings, and brides and grooms engage the service for traditional, spiritual, religious, elopements, interfaith, or civil ceremonies with personalized details. Various other services including the filing of the marriage certificate, keepsakes, and optional premarital counseling. Couples can see a sample ceremony on the company's website and also read through ideas on meaningful touches such as involving children, an exchange of roses, and the lighting of a unity candle. Rev. Nagy is an award-winning, non-denominational and interfaith officiant as well as a professional author and motivational speaker. The team has won a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award and The Knot since 2009 including 2018 and a Bow Award and is also a Gold Member on MyWedding.com. Her weddings have been featured on the Today Show, Carolina Bride, and Martha Stewart Weddings.

Charlotte, NC 28278

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Reverend Victoria Hutchins

Reverend Victoria Hutchins officiates weddings in Charlotte. The group caters to all faiths, traditions, and beliefs with uniquely crafted ceremonies that can be religious, spiritual, non-religious, same-sex, interfaith, Spanish-themed, or multi-cultural. Reverend Victoria Hutchins is an ordained non-denominational wedding minister who allows couples unlimited email and phone communication to make sure their wedding day is perfect and also provides premarital counseling if desired. Couples can write their own ceremony or have the minister design one for them, and elopement and short-notice wedding services are also available. Rev. Hutchins also provides blessings for an unborn child, vow renewals, house blessings, commitment ceremonies, and memorial services and is a Hospice chaplain. Rev. Hutchins owns and runs the spiritual retreat center, RiverMist, with her husband.

Charlotte, NC 28201

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Your Wedding Minister

Your Wedding Minister is a Charlotte wedding officiant with almost 20 years of practice. Couples come to this team for the ability to incorporate their own meaningful customs and rituals into a ceremony and to properly reflect their own lifestyle choices and spiritual backgrounds. Weddings, as well as commitment celebrations, are available at whatever location desired in the area by the bride and groom. Reverend Julie McKay-Wilkinson is an ordained Unity Minister and a non-denominational wedding minister, studied at the Unity School of Religious Studies, is licensed to perform ceremonies in the US and internationally, and is a licensed therapist as well. Clients can also obtain information pertaining to the required marriage license on the company's website, and Rev. Julie presides over funerals, baptisms, family blessings, Christenings, and other life events as well.

Charlotte, NC 28269

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