Information about Marriage in Ontario                                                                                                 

    Officiant Fees              


Traditional, non-traditional, civil, spiritual, or religious, I offer many different types of readings and services from which to choose.  You are also welcome to craft your own ceremony.

Record of Marriage

At your ceremony, you will receive the ‘Record of Solemnization of Marriage’ that is detached from the licence. This is an interim document and not a legal record. Immediately following the day of the marriage, the licence will be mailed to the Government to register your wedding.

Legal Certificate of Marriage

You can apply for your legal Marriage Certificate after the wedding. It is recommended that you wait about 12 weeks before you mail in the application. Even though it is not required, it is advised that you include a photocopy of your Record of Marriage with your application. There is also an on-line application option.

Planning Meeting

A planning meeting is held about one month before the ceremony. It is recommended that the licence be obtained by that time. Planning meetings can be done online, by phone or in person.


Rehearsals are most effective if done at the site of the wedding.

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