BEHIND THE vows
I might just be as excited about your event as you are!
I am so passionate about your celebration!
For over a decade I’ve wanted to be a wedding officiant and I made my dream come true. I am a journalism graduate who has worked in communications for over 20 years.
Sometimes couples choose to be married at City Hall. I like to provide some information in case that’s the route you choose to go. At City of Woodstock, for instance, weddings are performed on Mondays and Fridays only between 9 am and 1 pm in council chambers. The cost for this is currently $282 with a non-refundable deposit of 50%. In Ingersoll, civil ceremonies are 15 minutes, available Monday to Thursday between 10am and 3 pm, and cost $250.
When I was married, the only difference between any of our family weddings was the location and the colour of the bridesmaid dresses. I love that today people have the weddings THEY want, rather than conforming to cookie-cutter expectations. Whether formal, informal, creative or traditional, working with an officiant gives you flexibility as long as the legal requirements and necessary components are included.