The options are limitless when it comes to personalizing your ceremony.  Let's talk about the possibilities. 

  • Champagne Toast:  A fantastic way to transition into your reception.  After signing the marriage licence I say a few words and invite your guests to toast to a life time of happiness.


  • Blended Family Vow Ceremony - Many couples wish to include their children in the ceremony.  During this ceremony, vows are spoken from the partner entering the new family directly to the children.


  • Love Letter Ceremony (Box Keepsake) - This romantic exchange serves as a lasting reminder of the commitments made to one another. Heart felt letters, encapsulating your thoughts and feelings are locked away to be revealed at a later date, like your anniversaries. 


  • Recommitment Ceremony - Couples already married may wish to renew their vows as a sign of commitment to one another. 

A civil ceremony requires each person getting married to declare in front of the intended spouse, at least two witnesses and the marriage commissioner the following two statements:

  1. I do solemnly declare that I do not know of any lawful impediment why I, (name) may not be joined in matrimony to (name).
  2. I call upon those persons present to witness that I, (name), do take you, (name) to be my lawful wedded (wife/husband/spouse). 


Apart from these statements, the couple can personalize the ceremony to ensure a meaningful celebration of their love. I will work with you to incorporate poems, readings, and songs so that your wedding ceremony is a reflection of who you are as a couple. I can also provide assistance in writing vows and planning specialized components, such as:​

Personalizing your Ceremony

Judy Wiltse, Calgary, Alberta 

Marriage Commissioner - Marriage Officiant