Wedding Officiant Services
As of 2019, I am excited to now offer Wedding Officiating to my roster of service offerings. As an ordained Pastoral Chaplin via the Catholic Community Church of Ontario, I am licensed to marry couples in Ontario. Whether your special day will be traditional, non-traditional, religious, non-religious, same sex, trans gender, heterosexual, elopement or somewhere in between; i'm happy to work with you to customize a solution that works. As also a professional event planner, I bring an added organizational touch to your event. Please read more below on the different services available.
Create Your Own Ceremony
Base Wedding Officiating Package ~ $300 inclusive
(Also for elopements, hand-fasting ceremonies )
This package is the basis for your special day. Work with me to create your custom ceremony. Choose from some standard elements, as well as add your own special touches. You will have access to a wide variety of options to choose from, as well as get professional consultation regarding any customization's. I will arrive onsite 30 mins prior to your ceremony start time in order to check in, line up your bridal party, greet guests and get in order. The typical ceremony itself will be approx. 20-30 mins (pending your wishes and selections). You will get all the required documentation in order to have a legal marriage in Ontario. This rate is applicable to all locations within 45 mins drive one way from Newmarket, Ontario. Nominal additional Travel fees may apply for out of area weddings.
Commitment Celebrations / Vow Renewals ~ $150
For those couples who would like a symbolic ceremony, without the "legal aspect" of a full marriage, a commitment celebration or vow renewal is a great option. Whether you want to reaffirm your prior vows or have a ceremony in the absence of a divorce / wedding license, we can go through many of the typical aspects of a full ceremony.
Some couples choose to have a wedding rehearsal, including the officiant, a few days before the wedding as a "dress rehearsal" of sorts. This service can be offered at an additional rate of $100. Rehearsals generally take 1 hour. We don't go through the entire service word for word, however we do go through the general roles & responsibilities, procession order, service order, recessional etc. There will be lots of time to ask questions and visualize your service. Wedding rehearsals are optional but highly recommended.