Your wedding officiant

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Janet Wakutz, Wedding Officiant

Helping you build Moments that Matter is an honour I cherish.
Let’s talk about your vision and then bring it to life!

i’d love to discuss, how together, we can create your moments that matter

NOTE: The marriage license is your responsibility and will be required for legal ceremonies. They are valid for 90 days from the date issued.

Wedding packages

Most celebrations fit in one of these three categories, if yours doesn’t, we can customize.

I’m excited to play a role in your momentous occasion!

SPRUCE: This package includes an intake meeting with me, my participation in rehearsal if requested, customized vows and ceremony officiant.

PINE: This package includes everything from the Spruce except participation in the rehearsal. My home/backyard or deck can be used or your location with up to 10 guests.$425

CEDAR: This is the basic elopement or micro-wedding package. Two witnesses are required and can be provided for $25 p.p. My home/backyard or deck can be used with up to 6 guests or the location you choose. Select from several ceremony scripts. $325

Have you decided to write your own vows? Struggling to get started? I’ve got you! I can help you write what your heart feels. This extra service is available via zoom, email or in person whether I officiate or not.
($ 35 per hour)


I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT weddings, expressing love and embracing joy!

Dreams do come true! I’ve wanted to be a wedding officiant for a decade and here I am! Whether you are looking for a low-key ceremony with no guests , the great outdoors is your vibe or you have a fancy venue – we can make your dreams come true too!

Vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, theme weddings – they’re all moments that matter!

I live in Innerkip, ON – near Woodstock. I seek opportunities to embrace joy! I am honoured to be the mother of four grown children. I work in communications. Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love creativity and imagination, and have loved weddings since I can remember.

let’s create your moments that matter

how do we get started?

the ROAD TO your ceremony

First, I’d love to chat with you in a phone call or via a quick Zoom. We’ll talk about what your ceremony will look like, location, date etc. I will complete an intake form with you to ensure I understand your vision.

If you decide to move forward with me as your officiant, a non-refundable retainer of $100
(payable by etransfer) is required.

Next, we’ll take a look at the ceremonies and examples of vows. I can customize or help you write your own. (See descriptions above.)

Marriage licenses are valid for 90 days in Ontario. I would like to review yours before the wedding to ensure everything is correct. For reference, the City of Woodstock and Town of Ingersoll require 24 hours and cost $125.

I am licensed by the Registrar General and the Community Catholic Church of Canada and am happy to perform a wedding ceremony for any two people who wish to be married, and are legally entitled to do so.
(not affiliated with Roman Catholic Church)

A list of registered wedding officiants is available on the Ontario Government Website.