May 21, 2020
The Marrying Lady
Yes, you should. They are horribly boring for everyone.
I'm often asked by couples if a rehearsal is really nece...
May 14, 2020
I often ask couples what type of photographers they have chosen, so I can best direct them during the walkthrou...
May 7, 2020
Handfasting was the original wedding ceremony and the cord was the original ‘rings.’ The act of “tying the knot...
April 30, 2020
When the couple could not arrange a Baby Blessing after the child was born, we did a customized ceremony on his...
April 23, 2020
Whether you are going out or chilling out, consider what art and entertainment you've both encountered over the...
April 16, 2020
It can be really intimidating to have the deepest conversation of your life with everyone watching, but when it...
April 9, 2020
Stop Googling… Before delving into the wide world of the internet, I often encourage couples to look to around...
April 2, 2020
As I mentioned in my last blog post, traditional handfasting ceremonies will include one coloured ribbon being...
March 26, 2020
On Wednesday, I posted a blog that addressed the question of ‘How much does an Ontario Wedding Officiant cost?”...
March 24, 2020
I’ve been debating the idea of doing the few paper signing ceremonies I have left. And I’ve been reaching out t...
March 19, 2020
As I sit in my car on the 401 in the middle of Friday rush hour traffic trying to get to a 5pm wedding on the o...
March 11, 2020
I get asked this a lot! Popular television series and movies have contributed to the surge in couple's requesti...
March 4, 2020
Claudia Chan, of Kokoro no Melody (Melody of the Heart!) is a Toronto calligrapher and engraver.
As a gift to h...
February 27, 2020
In short, the couple must get a marriage licence from any City Hall in Ontario which is valid for 90 days from...
February 23, 2020
As a new Officiant, when you fill out the Ontario Marriage Licence here are some important points to note:
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Disclaimer: The opinions posted are those of my own and not C.I.M.M.
Should You Ditch the Traditional Wedding Rehearsal?
How to Vet Photographers
Handfasting Checklist for Planning Your Ceremony!
Baby Blessings...and Beyond
The Best Wedding Readings – Art & Entertainment
8 Tips on How to Prepare for Writing Your Wedding Vows
How to Pick the Best Wedding Reading for You!
Handfasting Cord Colours & Their Symbolism
What is a retainer payment?
When your marriage licence is due to expire!
How much does an Ontario Wedding Officiant Cost?
Where Do I Get A Handfasting Cord?
Officiant Tips: Before You Finalize Your Invites
The Marriage Process in Ontario - made simple!
For New Officiants - The Ontario Marriage Licence
Pre-Ceremony Checklist for when a Friend Conducts the Wedding Ceremony
Have Young People Do Readings
Getting Married in Ontario - The Role of the Witnesses
How to Marie Kondo Your Ceremony
Contemporary 7 Jewish Blessings
Wedding Guest Participation in Your Ceremony
Unity Candle - Sample Script
Ring Exchange Wording Samples
Statements on Love and Marriage for your Ceremony - Samples
The Opening Ceremony- Samples
The Value of an Experienced Officiant
Ceremony Ideas - How to make the ceremony fun and reflect the two of you!
6 Things to Consider When Thinking of Having a Friend Officiate Your Wedding
How to personalize the welcome message in your ceremony!
Be prepared! Insight into the Marrying Lady Bag
Ontario Marriage Licence Costs (*June 2019)
4 Hints that reveal if your Officiant still has that loving feeling!
3 Tips on making your ceremony personal
What does your Officiant do when they arrive on site?
Behind the Scenes of an Eager Officiant
6 Questions about the role of an Officiant at the wedding
5 Questions to Help You Dodge a Poor Officiant
10 Typical questions an Officiant will ask or you should tell them:
7 Things No One Asks Their Officiant – but should!
6 Ways to Show Your Officiant Gratitude
5 Checks to Know if Your Officiant is Right for You
Blended Family Ceremonies involving Small Children
Choosing a Friend to Officiate Your Wedding
Redefining the "Reading"
Infinity 8 - A Unique Ceremony Style
Name Changes in Ontario - How to assume a new name!
Ring Exchange Ceremony Tips
How do 'I do'