There are so many questions, as no doubt many of you are preparing for your marriage for the first (and hopefully only) time. Even those who are re-marrying will notice the changes within both the wedding ceremonies and of course the way in which legal matters have changed even as recent as just a few years ago.
If you’re unable to find the FAQ and answer you’re looking, please feel free to call or email us. We’ll do our best to respond quickly to your Q&A.
How soon should I be booking my Wedding Officiant?
Generally six to nine months in advance is sufficient. Do remember Saturday’s and the months of May through October are the busiest times for weddings and so we recommend as soon as you are able confirm your details, why not book your wedding officiant as soon as possible. If for some reason you’ve forgot about this matter, we’ll of course do our best to help you right up to the last minute and so please give us a call.
What do your wedding officiants dress like?
Each of our wedding officiants are committed to ‘looking at their best’ for your ceremony. Unless requested otherwise, our wedding officiants arrive in a tailored, clean and fashioned suit. No sashes, no head-gear, nothing to detract from the Bride and Groom. Of course if you are planning a themed wedding and would like your wedding officiant ‘in costume’ please let us know – we’d be happy to oblige.
Do I need to do anything following the ceremony with my Wedding Officiant?
No! Our wedding officiants will leave you with a small kit including the request for name change, your portion of the Wedding License which is yours to keep. Your wedding officiant will, within 48 hours, mail their portion of your Marriage License to the Registrar Generals Office where you marriage will be registered. That’s all that Needs to be done!
If you do require a Certificate of Marriage it will need to be requested by you from the Registrar Generals Office after a period of ninety days from your wedding date. This is initiated by your request in the forms provide when you received your wedding license. For more details within Ontario, you may check out the information provided by the Ontario Provincial Government online.
How do I go about Changing my Name after I’m Married?
You’ll re want to read all the details right on our Blog – Lots of info and a Link to Service Ontario to begin your journey. Please Click Here to get the facts!
Does our Wedding Officiant attend our reception?
We realize that your special day is about you and so we leave that entirely up to you. In some cases it may be difficult to attend if your wedding officiant is officiating another wedding that day and you are under no obligation to invite us.
How long ‘generally’ are Wedding Ceremonies?
The truth is, they can be as long or as short as you would like. At Dream Weddings Canada we customize your ceremony so it’s your plan and you time! From our experience most run about 20 minutes.
Do I have to use traditional wedding vows?
No, unless you want to! We actually have an extensive list of contemporary and unique wedding vows to choose from – Or if you’d prefer, you are welcome to write your own. Either way, we know that you want your vows to reflect you and so we’ll help you plan and prepare to share them your way. Vows can be read by you; they can be repeated by you following your wedding officiant’s lead (most popular method); or if you are really good, you can memorize them (not recommended, after all we think you might have a few other things on your mind that day) – It’s your call!
Can Children take part in my ceremony?
Absolutely! We love kids and we know they can add so much to your day!
Are your wedding officiants OK with Photographs during our ceremony?
Yes! This is really your call. We encourage photographers to be discreet (as not to distract from you), however we welcome them to capture every moment of your special day.
Do you do a Wedding Rehearsal?
No, however Yes, if you would like one. As you can see from our various wedding packages, the Ultimate Ceremony actually includes the rehearsal. Much of this decision is based upon the size of the wedding party and the venue you’ve chosen. In meeting with your wedding officiant you’ll be able to decide whether it’s needed. We’ve also provided helpful tips for ‘Staging Your Own Wedding Rehearsal‘ as to keep your cost at a minimum.
Do you require a deposit?
To ensure both your date and time with your wedding officiant we do require a deposit of $150 at the time of booking.
How may we make payments?
You may make payment (deposit or balance) with Personal Cheque, Email transfer, cash or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). We’re PCI Certified to ensure your protection!