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Carolina Weddings

Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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Carolina Weddings provides the wedding services of Reverend Ingrid Sagula, an ordained interfaith minister. She serves the North Carolina Triangle and surrounding areas. In addition to weddings, she performs blessing ceremonies, memorials, and funerals. For weddings, she does customized ceremonies and welcomes short notice ceremonies and elopements. Clients praise her professionalism, friendliness, and beautiful words.

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Gwen Downs, Celebrant

Holly Springs, NC 27540
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Gwen Downs is a Raleigh-area wedding officiant who creates wedding ceremonies customized to reflect the personality, love story, beliefs, values, and cultural background of each couple. Through collaboration with the couple and input from family and friends, Ms. Downs designs a ceremony that includes the desired traditional elements. The celebrant also writes the love story the way it happened and shares it with the guests in attendance at the ceremony. Celebrant Gwen Downs officiates at a wide range of venues.

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4.9 / 5 (78)
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5.0 / 5 (4)
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4.5 / 5 (3)

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Heart 2 Heart Ceremonies

Raleigh, NC 27604
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Heart 2 Heart Ceremonies provides the services of ordained interfaith minister Samantha Heart, who will customize wedding ceremonies to fit any religious or cultural tradition. Based in Raleigh, Heart has been ordained for over two decades. She strives to capture the perfect moment for each bride and groom. Heart 2 Heart offers a number of wedding packages to suit any budget.

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4.6 / 5 (25)
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5.0 / 5 (8)
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Last Minute Wedding Officiant

Raleigh, NC 27609
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Last Minute Wedding Officiant is run by licensed and ordained non-denominational wedding pastor Francois Youakim, who performs wedding services in North Carolina. He promises to give ceremonies a personal touch and to guide couples through the process of planning a ceremony as painlessly as possible. He offers three levels of wedding packages that should suit any budget. In addition, his services were mentioned in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2015 and 2016.

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5.0 / 5 (19)

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Laura Williams

5121 Kenwood Rd, Durham, NC 27712
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Laura Williams works as a commissioned notary public, virtual assistant, and wedding officiant in Raleigh and the surrounding areas. She has been an ordained minister for more than nine years and has assisted couples with wedding ceremony planning and officiating. Laura provides premarital counseling, signs marriage licenses, and files marriage certificates with the local civil registry office of the city where the wedding was celebrated. Her notary services cover titles or bills of sale, divorce decrees, and affidavits.

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Oak City Ceremonies

5200 Tallowtree Dr., Raleigh, NC 27613
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Oak City Ceremonies provides wedding officiant services to couples in Raleigh and surrounding areas. It assists clients in navigating the wedding process, including handling legal documents and incorporating important details into ceremonies to create an authentic experience. One of its ordained ministers, Rebecca Wiglama, specializes in writing custom, personalized ceremonies as original as clients' love stories. It also serves elopements, bilingual and Spanish ceremonies, and non-religious weddings. Oak City Ceremonies contributes a part of its profits to VOW for Girls yearly.

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5.0
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Personal Weddings of North Carolina

Raleigh, NC 27603
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Personal Weddings of North Carolina provides the wedding officiant services of Reverend Kevin Holland, who is fully ordained and licensed to perform weddings in all 50 United States. Based in Raleigh, he does weddings in North Carolina and beyond, performing Christian, non-denominational, interfaith, and non-religious ceremonies. His fees are all-inclusive and he promises no "hidden" charges. He stresses the importance of getting to know each couple on a personal level before performing their ceremony. Personal Weddings of North Carolina was featured in Wedding Wire's Couples' Choice Awards 2016 and in Thumbtack's Best of 2016.

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5.0 / 5 (48)
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Raleigh Wedding Minister Officiant

Raleigh, NC 27612
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton is a seminary ordained interfaith minister with a Masters of Divinity in Spiritual Psychology who performs wedding officiant services in the Raleigh area. She prides herself on really getting to know the couple she will have the pleasure to marry, and promises that at the end of the process she will feel like a true friend. Middleton was mentioned in The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, and WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award every year from 2008-2016. She has also maintained a 5-star rating on WeddingWire with over 270 reviews.

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5.0

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Randy Taylor Weddings

Durham, NC 27702
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Randy Taylor Weddings provides officiant and day of wedding planning services in North Carolina. The company specializes in personalized wedding ceremonies, but can provide its services at all weddings no matter the size or faith traditions of the couple. Randy Taylor Weddings is part of the International Association of Wedding Officiants. Positive reviews appreciate the team's professionalism, creativity, and attention to detail.

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Reverend Mary Mooney

Raleigh, NC 27604
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Reverend Mary Mooney is a non-denominational, interfaith minister officiating weddings in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and surrounding areas. She has been an ordained minister for nearly two decades and is a full-time stress counselor. She specializes in weddings, renewing of vows, and counseling. She has officiated at a number of weddings spanning a variety of faith traditions, such as Christian, Jewish, Native American, Buddhist, Hindu, and Celtic. Because of this varied experience, she is at ease performing interfaith ceremonies or spiritual, non-religious ceremonies. Her offerings include customizable weddings and six standard wedding packages.

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Reverend Tricia Sabol

Raleigh, NC 27604
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Reverend Tricia Sabol is an ordained non-denominational, interfaith minister who is part of the Light and Energy Workers Association. She has years of officiating experience and serves Raleigh and Cary, NC. She specializes in personal, spiritual wedding ceremonies, but also performs traditional, non-traditional, non-denominational, and civil wedding ceremonies. In addition to being a wedding officiant, Sabol is a Second Degree Reiki practitioner, and a licensed Holistic Massage practitioner.

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Weddings by Heidi

Durham, NC 27713
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Heidi Gressner is an ordained Church of Christ minister based in the Raleigh-Durham area. She officiates weddings and commitment ceremonies of all types, accommodating all faith traditions. She specializes in custom ceremonies that identify each couples’ vision. When not officiating weddings, she serves as a hospital chaplain at the University of North Carolina Hospitals. She is a certified wedding professional and was included in Wedding Wire’s Couples’ Choice Awards 2015 and 2016.

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Weddings by Windsong

Raleigh, NC 27604
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Reverend Su Windsong provides wedding officiant services in the greater Raleigh area. She is an ordained New Age Wiccan minister who offers both wedding ceremony officiating and readings. New Age weddings are her specialty, but the reverend can perform her services for those of different faith traditions as well. She has participated in 125 wedding ceremonies and counting.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do wedding officiants make?

Individuals who perform weddings professionally make an average of $400 to $800 per ceremony, plus mileage fees. They may also charge a fee to participate in the wedding rehearsal. Other optional services, like personalized ceremonies and custom embellishments, may incur additional costs. It’s also customary to tip the officiant.

What should I wear to officiate a wedding?

It’s best to discuss clothing options with the couple you’re marrying. Ask if they have a preference and follow their lead. If they have no input, choose an outfit that’s suitable for the type of ceremony, whether it be formal, casual, trendy, or something else.

How do I get my wedding officiant license?

It’s not necessary to have a license to become a wedding officiant in every state. However, states that allow private individuals to become officiants usually require that they be ordained. Many jurisdictions let you complete this process online, but be sure to review the applicable state and county statutes before getting ordained.

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