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#1 veryvalentine

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:25 AM

Hello lovely ladies

 

I"m now less than 2 months away from our wedding day!  We went to cityhall today to apply for the marriage license.

 

The cost of the marriage license is $140 + tax; there is a fee for a consultation with the officiant; and the facility rental which was $299 approximately.

The clerk told us that if we chose to have the civil ceremony at home, it would only cost $28.50 approx instead of the $299.00

 

What are you Toronto brides doing?  I didn't want to do it at home because it seems too personal but it saves $200!!  (which is the facility rental) 

We really just wanted to sign papers and do the minimum in order to focus our attention and emotions on the symbolic one in mexico. 

ahhh decisions, decisions...


Edited by veryvalentine, 24 April 2015 - 09:30 AM.


 
 
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#2 snswedding2016

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 09:36 AM

@veryvalentine we're going to get our marriage license and then hopefully use Mary Beaty as our officiant (http://weddingsoftoronto.com/) we still have to contact her to see if she's available but she's our first choice. I'm not sure of the fees, we'll be requesting the info soon. We just secured our location. Since our legal wedding will be in the winter is posed a couple of challenges for us. We are using the yurt at Ceili Cottage as our location. We're really excited about it!!  :D

 

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#3 pjay

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 10:25 AM

Chester and I will be applying for the marraige licence and then doing it in my parent's home. Who did you want there?
We decided we only wanted my parents and my brother at our legal signing. We are also trying not to blow it up too much because we want people to feel like our symbolic ceremony is the 'wedding'.


 

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#4 veryvalentine

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 10:30 AM

@perianjay

 

Exactly.  I don't know who I would want to be at the house but I definitely do not want it to be a big deal. 

They also suggested doing it at a restaurant if there is a private room.  Can't do it at a public park because you have to apply for a special license.  aghhh.  I really just want to sign the papers and leave for Mexico.  

 

I don't want his parents to be there for that part because I think they might make it a bigger deal than I want them to.  

 

Did the costs that I mentioned above seem similar to what you've looked into?  This was what I was told from Townhall Oakville.  


Edited by veryvalentine, 24 April 2015 - 10:31 AM.


 
 
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#5 pjay

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 10:37 AM

My parents live in Courtice (just east of Oshawa) so I looked into the city of Oshawa and it's only $125 so $15 less.

 

I kind of just want to sign it and be done with it as well. I think you need witnesses though right? So I definitely want my parents to be there..i'm really close with them.


 

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#6 snswedding2016

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 11:03 AM

Yup you do need witnesses!  :) I found out too that so many of us DW brides request to just sign papers - apparently that isn't legal ( I had no idea!). You actually need a verbal ceremony.

 

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This is from www.elopetoronto.com 

 

It's Spring, and people are planning destination weddings, or they've already had a spiritual or religious ceremony, and they have been contacting us to 'register' their other wedding, or to 'complete the paperwork' for Ontario.

As we have stated repeatedly, a legal wedding requires an actual verbal CEREMONY, not just a 'signing'. Once you have your  legal marriage license, you must still hold a short ceremony conducted by a legal officiant properly licensed in Ontario, in front of two witnesses.  The 'signing' part is simplyrecording this legal ceremony.  A legally licensed officiant will either blend the legal sections into a traditional ceremony, or conduct this legal part before the other celebration.  So if your spiritual or religious officiant is not licensed in Ontario, or you held your other ceremony in another jurisdiction, you will need to hold a legal ceremony in Ontario to become legally married.

After this short ceremony, your licensed officiant will forward your license to the Registrar General to complete the Registration of your change of legal status as a married couple. 


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#7 veryvalentine

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 11:52 AM

@perianjay

 

Nice!  Do you have to pay an extra $399 for the meeting with the officiant etc etc?  



 
 
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#8 pjay

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 12:03 PM

@veryvalentine That seems outrageous lol. My parents have a priest accross the street from them. They suggested we use him so I don't think i'm going to have to pay anything close to that amount!


 

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#9 veryvalentine

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 12:33 PM

@perianjay 

 

I thought so too!  I don't know how we can get around it though.  It was the same price in mississauga and I think Toronto too.  hmmm



 
 
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#10 calgarybride2015

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 12:35 PM

I got married in AB. I didn't want a big to do as to us it was just a formality. So we actually got married at the commissioner's house lol!!!

The marriage license was $90 and the marriage commissioner $100!

Could you do it at someone's home to save on the cost to rent a place? Or a park or local attraction?


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