Manitoba Marriage Commissioner and official Marriage Licence Vendor with flexible hours to meet your needs.

 

Congratulations! You are getting married and have chosen to have a civil ceremony. There is nothing better than when two people fall in love and decide to make a lifelong commitment to each other.

 

At I Now Pronounce You... we are committed to providing exceptional customer service for all of our clients. Each couple is guaranteed a personalized experience whether they request a Wedding ceremony, Vow Renewal ceremony, Destination ceremony, Legality ceremony or assistance with writing a personalized ceremony. Couples can be guaranteed that great care will be taken to ensure a meaningful and unique experience.

 

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About Judy Knight

Judy Knight is a Manitoba appointed Marriage Commissioner serving the City of Winnipeg and surrounding areas. She is passionate about what she does and thoroughly enjoys meeting and connecting with new people. A consummate professional, Judy strives to provide all of her clients with a heartfelt and memorable experience that truly reflects who they are as a couple.

 

Judy's Credentials

 

  • Active provincial Marriage Commissioner with the legal authority to perform civil ceremonies
  • 35 years of public speaking, consulting and speech writing experience (including to local media & for government officials)
  • Active member of the Manitoba LGBT* Chamber of Commerce
  • Official Marriage Licence Vendor with flexible hours to accommodate busy schedules
  • Graduate of the University of Manitoba (Social Work)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the first things to do to get married in Manitoba?

    Select a duly authorized Marriage Commissioner with whom you feel comfortable to officiate your wedding, as soon as possible. It is never too soon to do so and to start planning for your special day.

     

    You will need to purchase a Marriage Licence at least 24 hours before the ceremony. This licence is valid for 3 months (90 days). Each of you must apply for the licence at the same time.

  • Where do I purchase a marriage licence?

    I am authorized to issue Marriage Licences within and for the province of Manitoba. Cost of purchasing a licence is $100.00.

  • What other requirements do we have to meet to get married?

    If single - have to be 18 years of age or older and/or have written permission from your parents or guardians.

    Need acceptable documentation or proof of age:

    • Birth certificate
    • Passport or US passport card
    • Citizenship certificate (Canadian or United States)
    • Canada Immigration Documents
    • Canadian Armed Forces identification card
    • Government of Canada Indian status card
    • Drivers licence (photo) with one of the following:
    • Manitoba health card
    • Senior citizen card/old age security card
    • Change of name certificate
    • Social insurance card

     

    If divorced - need to show one of:

    • Divorce certificate
    • Decree Absolute

     

    If widowed - need to show one of:

    • Death certificate
    • Funeral home statement of death
    • Obituary notice from newspaper
  • What am I required to do next?

    It is my practice to have an initial meeting with you to share the wedding services I can provide and my style of work.

     

    A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is required at the time of booking in order to secure the wedding date of your choice. The balance is due at least 3 or more days in advance of your ceremony, unless otherwise negotiated.

     

    We would meet on a few other mutually agreeable dates especially as your wedding day draws closer. This will allow us to become more familiar and comfortable with each other on your special day. I like to get to know the couple's love story and type of ceremony that they wish to have. This assists me in preparing an ideal, customized wedding script that will be memorable for you and your guests for many years to come.

     

  • What happens after the ceremony?

    Following the ceremony I complete the Marriage Licence for you and send it to the Department of Vital Statistics. Both parties, witnesses and I must all sign the Marriage Licence.

  • Does the Department of Vital Statistics issue a Marriage Certificate?

    No, if you wish to obtain a Marriage Certificate you must apply for it on your own. The application form is included in the Marriage Licence package. I am only responsible for mailing your completed Marriage Licence to the Department of Vital Statistics following your ceremony.

     

 

Fees

Wedding Ceremony or Vow Renewal - $300

 

  • Pre-wedding consultation meeting (face to face)
  • Collaboration with couples via email/phone to create a customized wedding ceremony
  • Assistance with writing own vows (if needed)
  • Officiating the wedding ceremony
  • Submission of Marriage Licence to the Department of Vital Statistics (legal component)

 

Destination Ceremony - $150

 

For those couples who wish to be legally married in Manitoba before heading to a destination wedding.

 

  • Officiating the wedding ceremony (no rings or vows are exchanged)
  • Submission of Marriage Licence to the Department of Vital Statistics (legal component)

 

This is a great idea for couples as all of the legal documentation will be taken care of before departure and the BIG wedding day. Couples would be legally married in Manitoba thereby reducing substantial legal documentation, cost, time & stress of being married outside the country.

 

Legality Ceremony - $150

 

For those couples who wish to be legally married.

 

  • Officiating the wedding ceremony (no rings or vows are exchanged)
  • Submission of Marriage Licence to the Department of Vital Statistics (legal component)

 

Marriage Licence - $100

 

A couple is required to purchase a marriage licence from a registered vendor a minimum of 24 hours prior to the ceremony (licence is valid for up to 90 days). I Now Pronounce You...is a registered Marriage Licence Vendor with flexible hours to accommodate busy schedules. Since this is not a storefront business, arrangements will be made to meet in a public place convenient to both parties.

 

Rehearsal Fee - $100

 

Judy will run the rehearsal to ensure the entire bridal party and family members are both confident and ready for the wedding ceremony. Every detail of the wedding ceremony as well as the processional and recessional are covered.

 

Personalized Wedding Ceremony Writing - $150

 

Judy would be happy to help you write a personalized wedding ceremony should you have a friend or family member licenced to officiate your wedding ceremony.

 

  • One in person consultation meeting
  • Three rounds of edits (via email or phone) to finalize the ceremony
    •  

      Travel Costs - $0.50/KM

       

      If your wedding is beyond the Perimeter travel costs to the venue and return are calculated at the rate of $0.50 cents per kilometer.

       

      Fees are payable to "Judy Knight" by either:

       

A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to secure wedding date and time. The remainder is due one week prior to the wedding day. Every effort is made to accommodate last minute ceremonies. All ceremonies are booked by appointment only.

  • What are the first things to do to get married in Manitoba?

    Select a duly authorized Marriage Commissioner with whom you feel comfortable to officiate your wedding, as soon as possible. It is never too soon to do so and to start planning for your special day.

     

    You will need to purchase a Marriage Licence at least 24 hours before the ceremony. This licence is valid for 3 months (90 days). Each of you must apply for the licence at the same time.

  • Where do I purchase a marriage licence?

    I am authorized to issue Marriage Licences within and for the province of Manitoba. Cost of purchasing a licence is $100.00.

  • What other requirements do we have to meet to get married?

    If single have to be 18 years of age or older and/or have written permission from your parents or guardians.

    Need acceptable documentation or proof of age:

    • Birth certificate
    • Passport or US passport card
    • Citizenship certificate (Canadian or United States)
    • Canada Immigration Documents
    • Canadian Armed Forces identification card
    • Government of Canada Indian status card
    • Drivers licence (photo) with one of the following:
    • Manitoba health card
    • Senior citizen card/old age security card
    • Change of name certificate
    • Social insurance card

     

    If divorced - need to show one of:

    • Divorce certificate
    • Decree Absolute

     

    If widowed - need to show one of:

    • Death certificate
    • Funeral home statement of death
    • Obituary notice from newspaper

     

  • What am I required to do next?

    It is my practice to have an initial meeting with you to share the wedding services I can provide and my style of work.

     

    A non-refundable deposit of $150.00 is required at the time of booking in order to secure the wedding date of your choice. The balance is due at least 3 or more days in advance of your ceremony, unless otherwise negotiated.

     

    We would meet on a few other mutually agreeable dates especially as your wedding day draws closer. This will allow us to become more familiar and comfortable with each other on your special day. I like to get to know the couple's love story and type of ceremony that they wish to have. This assists me in preparing an ideal, customized wedding script that will be memorable for you and your guests for many years to come.

     

  • What happens after the ceremony?

    Following the ceremony I complete the Marriage Licence for you and send it to the Department of Vital Statistics. Both parties, witnesses and I must all sign the Marriage Licence.

  • Does the Department of Vital Statistics issue a Marriage Certificate?

    No, if you wish to obtain a Marriage Certificate you must apply for it on your own. The application form is included in the Marriage Licence package. I am only responsible for mailing your completed Marriage Licence to the Department of Vital Statistics following your ceremony.

     

Wedding Ceremony or Vow Renewal - $300

 

  • Pre-wedding consultation meeting (face to face)
  • Collaboration with couples via email/phone to create a customized wedding ceremony
  • Assistance with writing own vows (if needed)
  • Officiating the wedding ceremony
  • Submission of Marriage Licence to the Department of Vital Statistics (legal component)

 

Destination Ceremony - $150

 

For those couples who wish to be legally married in Manitoba before heading to a destination wedding.

 

 

  • Officiating the wedding ceremony (no rings or vows are exchanged)
  • Submission of Marriage Licence to the Department of Vital Statistics (legal component)

 

This is a great idea for couples as all of the legal documentation will be taken care of before departure and the BIG wedding day. Couples would be legally married in Manitoba thereby reducing substantial legal documentation, cost, time & stress of being married outside the country.

 

Legality Ceremony - $150

 

For those couples who wish to be legally married.

 

  • Officiating the wedding ceremony (no rings or vows are exchanged)
  • Submission of Marriage Licence to the Department of Vital Statistics (legal component)

 

Marriage Licence - $100

 

A couple is required to purchase a marriage licence from a registered vendor a minimum of 24 hours prior to the ceremony (licence is valid for up to 90 days). I Now Pronounce You...is a registered Marriage Licence Vendor with flexible hours to accommodate busy schedules. Since this is not a storefront business, arrangements will be made to meet in a public place convenient to both parties.

 

Rehearsal Fee - $100

 

Judy will run the rehearsal to ensure the entire bridal party and family members are both confident and ready for the wedding ceremony. Every detail of the wedding ceremony as well as the processional and recessional are covered.

 

Personalized Wedding Ceremony Writing - $150

 

Judy would be happy to help you write a personalized wedding ceremony should you have a friend or family member licenced to officiate your wedding ceremony.

 

  • One in person consultation meeting
  • Three rounds of edits (via email or phone) to finalize the ceremony
    •  

      Travel Costs - $0.50/KM

       

      If your wedding is beyond the Perimeter travel costs to the venue and return are calculated at the rate of $0.50 cents per kilometer.

       

      Fees are payable to "Judy Knight" by either:

       

       

      A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to secure wedding date and time. The remainder is due one week prior to the wedding day. Every effort is made to accommodate last minute ceremonies. All ceremonies are booked by appointment only.

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