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James
Beginner July 2022 Nova Scotia

Officiants

James, on September 27, 2021 at 08:26 Posted in Wedding ceremony 0 2
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Hi!


We are planning to have my fiancé’s cousin officiate. It seems there is a way in je to have someone be able to legally officiate one wedding; anyone done this? Any feedback on how the process went? If he can’t legally officiate we will have a JP do the important part and him do the rest but it seems there’s a way to do it?

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Latest activity by Hank, on September 27, 2021 at 22:52
  • Hank
    Featured September 2021 Ontario
    Hank ·
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    What Carmel said but you don't have to go to City Hall. Just hire any officiant and have them conduct the legal ceremony at your venue beforehand. You only need your two witnesses. You can even do it the morning of where you're getting ready. Then you can continue on with your day with the show ceremony and reception.

    A lot of officiants won't co-captain the ceremony with someone else because specific things need to be said in order for the marriage to be legally recognized. And for religious officiants, it's even more strict depending on the faith.

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  • Carmel
    Featured December 2020 Ontario
    Carmel ·
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    In Ontario it is a huge process to become an officiant/ordained. Not just anyone can do it. Your best bet is to get legally married at city hall before hand (some officiants will do this privately too) and then your friend can lead your ceremony the way you want. This is what some of our friends did.
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