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The Wedding Experience

Enjoyable, memorable and personalized ceremonies

The most important thing for me, as a Marriage Commissioner, is that you have exactly what you are looking for in your wedding ceremony.

Your wedding is a special event that should reflect your love and feelings for each other, and your own unique style. I will work with you to create and perform a personalized ceremony in the location of your choice. My goal is to support you and guide you through your wedding day so that it is enjoyable, memorable and everything you hoped for.

I am able to offer advice on different types of rehearsals and ceremonies in many locations around Manitoba. I have worked with many venues, wedding planners, photographers, musicians, florists and other professionals. I will ensure everyone knows what is going to happen in your ceremony, give cues and otherwise help you to have a well-organized day. I love meeting new people and I will treat you as my own friend or family. During preparations I will always be available to answer any questions you have.

I have a wealth of experience with couples of many cultural backgrounds. I welcome opposite-sex and same-sex couples and am open to performing ceremonies from a variety of belief systems (religious, spiritual, civic, etc.). I will always be respectful of your wishes. I pay attention to details. On your wedding day, I take pride in providing you with the extra-special attention that you deserve. I am always prepared to help out — if someone needs a mint or gum, lint removed from a groomsmen’s suit, a boutonniere or corsage pinned on. At one wedding a groomsman passed me his tuxedo pants so I could sew a ripped seam! At another wedding I dug in the dirt to hide an orange extension cord so it wouldn’t show in wedding pictures.

I would love to be part of your so-special day!

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Ceremony Fees

Wedding Commissioner Rates for 2017
Serving Winnipeg and Manitoba

Ceremony & Vow Renewal

I will send you a confirmation email so you know I am committed to performing your ceremony. Three or four months before your wedding date I will meet with you so we can talk about your ceremony and you will have some information so you can start to compose your ceremony.

I encourage you to send me any questions you have at any time and I will answer promptly.

$250.00

Rehearsal

Make sure to have a rehearsal, and your guests will remember your ceremony as being smooth and seamless! Everyone will know when to walk, where to stand, how to get to the signing table, how to walk out, etc.

Rehearsals are very important if you are having two or more attendants on each side and/or there are children in your wedding party.

$150.00

Legality Ceremony

Some couples who are planning a destination wedding or who just want to be legally married will have a short & simple legality ceremony. Please note, this ceremony is very short with no ring exchange or personal vows said.

You will each make two declarations and we’ll sign the marriage registration paper to make it official!

$150.00

I do require a non-refundable $150.00 deposit to book a date.

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I have 23 years of experience and many suggestions to help you have a choreographed and organized ceremony.

Testimonials

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“Colleen was an absolute joy to work with – very professional, organized, friendly, and helpful. She helped us put together a ceremony that was everything we had hoped for, and conducted it beautifully! I would wholeheartedly recommend her services.”

Heather and Alan

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“Colleen was awesome. She came to our home as I just had a knee replacement. Colleen made some suggestions for my comfort, she included information of our story in our service, making it much more personal… Thank you Colleen.”

Bobbi and Dan

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“Colleen is the embodiment of LOVE. My husband and I met with Colleen for a coffee and we instantly knew that we wanted her to officiate our wedding ceremony. Colleen is extremely organized, punctual, and has a keen eye for details. It was a pleasure to have her as a part of our special day.”

Tim and Laura

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“Colleen was friendly, classy, very personable and helpful. Having her as our Commissioner added to our special day and we can not say enough wonderful things. She was patient and makes you feel like theres not a worry in the world. Thank you again Colleen!”

Kaylene

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“Colleen made our day a very special event, from the first time I talked to her right through and after the day. She is a very caring person and made us feel like we were her only focus during our first meet & great and on the day of our wedding. We were very grateful to have Colleen part of our event and we would recommend her in a heart beat!”

Cindy and Len

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“Colleen performed our wedding ceremony recently. I would recommend her to anyone! She was great to deal with. Very organized, helpful and accommodating. She was professional yet very personable. We had many compliments from guest on how beautiful the ceremony was and how great she was. So happy we chose Colleen!”

Karla

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Manitoba Marriage Licences

Everything you need to know to get a Marriage Licence in Manitoba is included in the Manitoba Vital Statistic’s website
Getting Married in Manitoba. You will find answers to all your questions, such as:

  • How to purchase a marriage licence
  • Where to purchase a marriage licence
  • Time frame to purchase a marriage licence
  • Acceptable documents for identification you will need when purchasing a marriage licence
  • How to order a marriage certificate
  • Name change options
  • How to change your identification after marriage