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Ceremony Checklist

Here are a few important facts and tips to help your wedding ceremony go smoothly and stress-free.


Before Your Wedding

  • Make sure that you book your officiant as soon as you book your venue or when you plan your date and time.  

  • Go to the City Clerk's office and apply for your Marriage License.  You must have a Marriage License to legally marry in Ontario. This can be done up to 3 months prior to your wedding day and you can download the application at

  • Call your officiant the week before your wedding to touch base and confirm your details.

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On Your Wedding Day...

  • Be sure to have your Marriage License as it is a mandatory part of your ceremony.

  • Give your Marriage License to your wedding planner or a trusted guest in the event that you will not be at the venue early.

  • Your officiant will arrive 15 - 30 minutes prior to the designated start time.  Make sure they know who they need to meet to collect the Marriage License and Payment before the ceremony begins.

  • Make sure that you eat and stay hydrated on your wedding day.  If not, you may become low in energy, low in blood sugar and then become faint and hangry. :)

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After Your Wedding Day....

  • Your officiant will leave you with a copy of your Record of Solemnization of Marriage.  This is the only copy that exists so please don't lose it.

  • Your officiant will mail your Marriage License within 48 hours of the ceremony.  

  • 6-8 weeks after your wedding date, you can apply for a Marriage Certificate by going to

  • Stay happy for the rest of your lives.

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