Wedding Officiant Services
As of 2019, I am excited to now offer Wedding Officiating to my roster of service offerings. As an ordained Pastoral Chaplain via the Catholic Community Church of Ontario, I am licensed to marry couples in Canada. 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
(Fully customizeable ceremony!)
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 the GTA, York Region, Simcoe Region & Bracebridge. Nominal additional Travel fees may apply for out of area weddings.
Elopements ~ $200
(Ideal for out of country weddings & Intimate services)
A unique alternative to city hall! For a similar fee as City Hall (and sometimes less) you can have a Personalized Civil Ceremony officiated! Getting married in another country? looking to take care of all the legalities in Canada, prior to your departure? Our elopement services are perfect for couples looking for an intimate and "to the point" legal marriage. The base-level parts of the service will be covered, in accordance with Canadian laws. Some customization and special elements are welcomed. Typical elopement ceremony is 10-15 mins max. In-home or coffee shop services are welcomed! Just provide 2 witnesses & your marriage license!
Commitment Celebrations / Vow Renewals ~ $200
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 without the legal aspects. This option is ideal for couples wanting to celebrate a special anniversary, occasion, or who want the optics of a wedding without the actual piece of paper.
Wedding Rehearsals (+$150)
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 $150. 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.