** COVID-19 PROTOCOLS **
During the Covid19 Pandemic, we will follow all protocols issued by public health officials in Ontario for all social gatherings. We will practise all necessary public health precautions. I will discuss details with you close to the wedding date as the pandemic response continues to change frequently.
How to start planning your wedding
I encourage you to check out my wedding packages to learn more about what to expect when contacting a licensed officiant.
The following website has many good tips and wedding to do lists for planning your special day.
Land acknowledgements designed for wedding ceremonies can be found here: “Decolonialize your wedding.”
Province of Ontario Marriage License Form (PDF) and online application can be started here. Your city-issued License is valid throughout Ontario for 90 days. If you just wish to get the paperwork done now and celebrate later, contact me now. Fees for paperwork completion start at $200.
About 6-10 weeks after the formal signing, couples can contact the province to receive a legal certificate. This can be important for citizenship and visas. Some people like to frame their certificate as a reminder of their special day!
Service offered in Toronto, the wider GTHA, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Barrie, Hamilton, Richmond Hill, Brantford, etc.
How to plan a Memorial, Funeral, Cremation or Burial
I encourage you to read my FAQ to learn more about what to expect when contacting a funeral celebrant.
Not quite sure about the differences between a cremation or a burial? Or don’t know how to decide what to do? This website is a good start to learn more.
This site offers a helpful to do list of things to think about when planning memorial service or celebration of life service.
Searching for a funeral home in your neighbourhood? This list of funeral homes includes most of them in the GTA.
The Ontario Funeral Service Association has many valuable resources listed on its website as well as an extensive list of member funeral homes in throughout Ontario.
You have been tasked to write an obituary? Tips and ideas on how to get started on writing this important announcement to honour your loved one.
If you are searching for meaningful secular readings which aren’t faith based, maybe this list will be a good start.
Here is a Canadian funeral blog with a wide range of topics from planning an environmentally responsible service to songs to play
Province of Ontario forms and resources can be found here but your funeral director can definitely help you with this process.
I also have extensive connections with other professionals, such as Grief counselors, if you feel you would benefit from some extended contact in such a matter. Please ask me for some referrals.