Enjoyable, Memorable and Personalized Services
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!
WEDDING COMMISSIONER RATES FOR 2018 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.
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, and more.
Rehearsals are very important if you are having two or more attendants on each side and/or there are children in your wedding party.
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!
I do require a non-refundable $150.00 deposit to book a date.
I have 24 years of experience and many suggestions to help you have a choreographed and organized ceremony.
Colleen, you were so easy going, organized and accommodating. By offering the customization of our ceremony, you allowed us to have the intimate feel we were envisioning, yet made the planning process so easy. You are wonderful at your job and truly caring about the couples that you marry – and it shows!
Kristen & Jason
“When two people marry, no matter the age, they hope to be surrounded by people they know and love. Choosing an officiant can be a tough task – like inviting a stranger into your home for the first time. Colleen came recommended out of the blue and, the moment we met her, we knew that we were in good hands. She has a knack for making you feel that you’ve known her for years and that she will fit right in with your family and friends. The ceremony went off without a hitch and we would recommend her to anyone of any age who wants a caring person to be there on their most important day.”
Stan & Sybil
“We were lost until we found Colleen, we had no idea where to really start with our vows. She passed over this book with so many different types of ceremonies and it was like a weight lifted off our shoulders. She was there whenever we had questions, always replied to emails very quick. So professional but always very personal with everything! We would highly recommend her! Thanks Colleen!!”
Melissa & Evan
“Thank you so, so much for helping us create the perfect ceremony. It expressed perfectly how we feel about marriage and love. We had SO many compliments on the ceremony, and we very much appreciated the attention to detail in regards to choreography and placement of people. It made the pictures turn out beautifully. Thank you for making our day perfect! Tracey & Nick”
Tracey & Nick
“Thank you for our wonderful wedding ceremony. Our guests were so impressed with you and said the ceremony was so personal as they listened to our love story. One friend say she could have sat there all day listening to you. The ceremony was the best part of the day and wouldn’t have been as memorable without you as our officiant. We cannot thank you enough for giving us the best start to our happily ever after.”
Taryn & Dustin
“We just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful ceremony yesterday. Everyone commented on how genuine you were and how it seemed we had known you for many years. You made an otherwise potentially stressful time worry-free. We knew we were in professional and caring hands. We are so glad to have found you! Thanks again!”
Alisa & Christine
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