How to plan a wedding ceremony while strengthening your relationship with each other and making wonderful memories
Do you need a wedding officiant who is adaptable, kind, and patient? Your fantasy wedding ceremony can be created with Rev. Victoria’s assistance.
Check Your Dates
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Style of Ceremony
Review the Dates for Your Wedding Ceremony
Choosing the day for your wedding can be thrilling and stressful at the same time. Verify the availability of the dates you’ve selected with the venue, the site of the ceremony, the officiant, and, if you’re having your wedding catered, the caterer.
Select an Officiant Who Suits Your Style
In your ceremony, the officiant is crucial. Look for a connection with someone. Never feel obligated to select a pastor or other official simply because of their title. If you don’t already know someone, consider a friend or relative who would be honored to play this particular role, and then get in touch with a celebrant ready to say a few words and declare you married.
Rev. Victoria will make every effort to ensure that your special day goes just as you had envisioned it. It will be a moment of immense joy and happiness.
Victoria enjoys working with couples from various backgrounds who share no particular religious beliefs or earthly spirituality.
What is your style?
Garden & Outdoor Weddings.
Or mix it up!
Bring your differences together
Victoria possesses a number of qualities, including flexibility and patience, that will help you stay composed and focused on even the most exciting day. Any Day, Anytime!
Write your own
Co-write them with your officiant
The officiant creates your vows for you
Start early if you wish to compose your own vows. You’ll want to create and rewrite your sentences until you’re completely satisfied with them.
Some couples like to make spontaneous, heartfelt creations without prior planning.
Co-creation can be enjoyable! You can make some suggestions, add your own words, take things out of the script, or write your own vows and have the Officiant read them at your wedding ceremony.
The Officiant has many resources for writing your vows, with your approval, of course.
Location, Location, Location… of your Wedding Ceremony
Whatever location you choose, Rev. Victoria will collaborate with you to design the perfect ceremony that respects your union while also reflecting your values and lifestyle. The Wedding Wire website has a helpful list of BC venues.
Indoors: a local community center, a gathering area at a lodge, a church…
Outdoors: local park, farm, beach, field; at the top of the mountain, at your favorite lake… Your imagination is the only thing slowing you down.
You can have your ceremony indoors and the reception outdoors, or the other way around
All these decisions can be overwhelming for some, but together we can do it!
Up to three months prior to your wedding, you must get a marriage license. Be sure to check your dates, because it will expire after three months and you will need to purchase another one. You must purchase the marriage license up to 48 hours before the wedding date. Apply for the marriage license either together or separately. You will, however, require identification for both of you.
Examples of primary identification include:
Permanent resident card
In some circumstances, the marriage license provider may accept a passport or driver’s license
Ways to Get Married in Canada
Religious marriage service
If you want to be married in the religious tradition of your choice, then a religious marriage service is right for you.
A recognized religious official will marry you if this is your choice of service. The government of British Columbia, Canada, must recognize the religious official, to perform religious marriage rites in Canada, so be sure to check this before you proceed.
The government of British Columbia recognizes Victoria Willard as a religious officiant.
Civil Marriage Service
A civil marriage service in Canada is another option: you can get married at a municipal court, city hall, or town hall.
Again, just be sure the officiant may legally perform civil marriage ceremonies in Canada. Typically, the officiant will be a judge, municipal clerk, or justice of the peace.
Cost of a Marriage License in B.C.
A Marriage License in B.C. costs $100.00 and is non-refundable.
However, if you lose your license, you can return to the place of purchase and ask for a replacement.
How to Change Your Last Name Legally After You Get Married
It is not required by law to change your last name after you get married, however, if you decide to change your name, you will need:
Current photo health card
It is easy and inexpensive to get a marriage license. Find a location near you, not over three months ahead and up to 48 hours before the wedding, and purchase the marriage license.
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Are you planning your wedding day with your partner?