Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to do for the wedding ceremony?
Pick the date, time and place and everything flows from there. Find your officiant. Apply for your licence. Invite your people. Check Couple's Checklist
How do I get my marriage licence?
Go online for an application for a licence and make an appointment with a town official. *Note: since COVID, how and when you apply keeps changes. Contact your town clerk where you live or where you work for more information. If busy, you can try another town in Ontario to get your licence. For general information about getting married click here and the marriage licence application can be downloaded as a PDF from the link.
How will we communicate?
We have options, whatever works best *online, in-person, depending on COVID restrictions and distance.
If I live far away, how do I get my licence to you before the wedding?
Send a photograph of your licence, particularly with the filled in section by email or text. Also, please send the name and address of the two witnesses needed to complete paperwork.
What services do you offer as an officiant?
I offer support to couples to create their wedding ceremony and supply samples of ceremonies, vows and readings that can be used. Together we go over the logistics of the wedding ceremony to cover every possibility.
How do I get my marriage certificate after the ceremony?
Ila mails the completed licence to the government for certification. After your marriage is registered and licence is certified it is available for you to request. Click here for the link for marriage certificate requests. Remember to go to the bottom of each page to work your way through.
How do we change our name?
When you get married, you don’t have to legally change your last name (surname). But if you choose to legally change your last name, you can do so through Service Ontario, click here
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