In Saskatchewan you must purchase a marriage license at least one day before your ceremony. A marriage license can be obtained at a registry agent. Local registry agents in Saskatoon can be found here.
Carefully read the requirements for your marriage license here. It is important that all paperwork be filled in accurately.
An unofficial marriage certificate after the ceremony will be provided to you as a keepsake. If you wish to receive an official marriage certificate, you will need to order one from eHealth Saskatchewan.
In Saskatchewan your marriage may be a religious ceremony, or a civil ceremony. Civil ceremonies are performed by a Marriage Commissioner, like me!
There is some required wording/phrasing that must be used during a civil ceremony but there is also much opportunity to create a ceremony that is tailored to you as a couple. I can provide suggestions and build on your ideas to customize a ceremony that will be authentic and reflective of your love story.
For a simple exchange of vows and a filling out of the required paperwork all that is required is the couple, a marriage licence, and two witnesses over the age of 18. This option is suitable for people looking to have the legal details sorted out in advance of a destination wedding or a short, legal, civil ceremony performed in front of your guests which lasts about 15 minutes.
The fee for this style of ceremony is $100.
A customized civil ceremony, that is more reflective of who you are as a couple, may include the exchange of your own vows, speeches/readings by family members or friends, personalized exchange of rings, etc. can also be organized. In a formal ceremony, the required paperwork and the civil ceremony requirements are woven into a personalized ceremony, tailed for you as a couple.
Please contact me to discuss this option further.
Quotes will vary depending on how much time is spent working with you as a couple
and if you are interested in obtaining my services as part of your rehearsal etc.