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Best Wedding Officiants in Houston

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Houston 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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Houston, TX 77064

Why choose this provider?

Marry Me Houston offers wedding officiant services that celebrate the joining of two lives together. The Houston-area husband- wife wedding officiant team specializes in providing services that embrace individual values, traditions, beliefs, and faiths that make each couple unique. The professional team has legal ordination through the Universal Life Church to perform weddings. Marry Me Houston focuses on giving personalized attention for the bride and groom to create a unique and memorable ceremony. Couples can expect to participate in a ceremony filled with love and compassion. The ordained wedding officiants commit to providing the highest level of service and satisfaction by ensuring that each ceremony meets or exceeds the expectations of every couple. The team can deliver services in English or in Spanish to accommodate specific event needs. Marry Me Houston promises to deliver a service to be a romantic, meaningful, and joyful celebration of marriage.

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Yelp
4.5 / 5 (4)

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Website
11152 Westheimer Rd, #136, Houston, TX 77042

Why choose this provider?

Get Married in Houston is a wedding officiating company that serves local clients and nearby counties in Texas. The company allows clients to customize vows and have their wedding anywhere. It speaks to each client to set up a fixed date or to discuss schedule changes. The company offers to help those who need last-minute help and works with couples in either religious ceremonies or civil weddings. It offers photography services by appointment and DJ services for wedding receptions and other events. They have a Spanish-speaking officiant on staff for Spanish or other bilingual services.

Reputation:

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5.0

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3.8
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Website
18602 Clay Rd, Houston, TX 77084

Why choose this provider?

We Do…I Do’s provides wedding officiant and ceremony coordination services for couples in the greater Houston area. Having officiated over 4,500 weddings since 2006, it aims to create wedding celebrations that are custom-tailored to its clients' unique backgrounds, styles, and visions. Its team of non-denominational wedding officiants assists in planning every detail of the wedding ceremony, from the processional choreography to customized wedding vows. Services include customized vows, civil unions, destination weddings, vow renewals, and same-sex ceremonies.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Google
4.7 / 5 (18)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (18)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (4)

Website
7520 Hillcroft Street, Houston, TX 77081

Why choose this provider?

Chaplain For Today provides bilingual wedding officiant ministers in Houston and nearby areas. It focuses on giving a respectful ceremony that honors the family traditions of both the groom and bride. Chaplain For Today's wedding officiants can either ordain the wedding in Spanish or English. It accommodates any spiritual and civil wedding rituals at any venue or destination. Chaplain For Today can also provide a written outline of the vows and ring exchange.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.9
Google
4.9 / 5 (8)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
Friendliness
Helpfulness
Detail

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.