Frequently Asked Questions
What do I require to be married in the Province of Ontario?
To be married in Ontario you must be 18 years of age. You require a marriage license and must have two witnesses to sign your marriage licenses.
A marriage license can be purchased at the clerk’s office of most city halls, and is good for 90 days. There is no waiting period in Ontario to be married. i.e. you can be married the same day as you purchase your license.
When should I book my Officiant?
I suggest that as soon as you know the date of your wedding, you should book your Officiant.. That way you hopefully get the Officiant of choice.
How do I book with you?
You can contact me by phone or email and once you’ve decided you’d like to proceed with me as your officiant, I will send you a contract along with an information form for you to complete. The signed contract will confirm that I will be your officiant for the date and time of your ceremony.
Do I need to meet with you prior to booking?
No you don’t however; some brides and grooms choose to meet with me prior to booking. It isn’t necessary to meet in person if this isn’t convenient for you. Prior to their wedding, I often “meet” couples who reside in other cities or countries through Skype or FaceTime.
What will you wear as the Wedding Officiant?
At most ceremonies I wear a classic black suit.
What time will the Officiant arrive?
I arrive within one half hour prior to the start time of your ceremony and leave about 15 minutes after the ceremony.
What name do I use to sign my marriage documents?
You sign with the same name used to obtain your license. After that you may sign with your assumed married name.
What is the start up time of the ceremony?
The startup time of the ceremony is the time you book on your information form. If for some reason you change the time or venue please notify me immediately.