What do I need to get married?
The bare essentials you need to get married are two people who want to be married, two witnesses, a marriage licence, and a licensed marriage commissioner. Anything else you want to add is at your discretion—that’s where the fun begins!
Who can get married?
Any two unmarried people who are of legal age can get married in Saskatchewan. There are special requirements if you are under 18.
How do I get a marriage licence?
You can obtain a marriage licence at many different locations. Many insurance businesses, town administrators, and even jewellers sell marriage licences. Details such as required ID and documentation should be handled by your marriage licence provider.
You do not have to purchase a marriage licence in your home city/town, or in the city/town you intend to be married in. It just has to be from Saskatchewan!
Both people intending to marry must be present in order to obtain the licence; however, if one person cannot be present, there is a special circumstances protocol.
When should we purchase the marriage licence? How much does it cost?
The marriage licence must be purchased at least one day prior to the wedding day and no more than three months or 90 days in advance. The cost of a marriage licence is $60.
Are you the same as a priest?
No. I do not conduct religious ceremonies. I perform civil ceremonies as a marriage commissioner registered with Saskatchewan Justice under the Marriage Act. Marriage commissioners cannot add religion into their ceremonies; although, couples may choose to have religious readings or traditions in their ceremony lead by another speaker.
Are you a wedding planner?
No. Although I can add non-religious ceremonial aspects to a wedding, my principle role is to receive and witness the consent of the intended spouses while ensuring the legal formalities, and the validity of the civil union, are observed.
Will you provide us with a marriage certificate?
I will provide you with an unofficial marriage certificate after the ceremony as a keepsake. If you wish to receive an official marriage certificate, you will need to order one from eHealth Saskatchewan.
If you have any other questions, please contact me and I will be happy to connect with you.