Wedding Ceremony Essentials

Essentials for your wedding ceremony

In Ontario, you have considerable freedom in developing your wedding ceremony and vows. Aside from required legal elements of the wedding ceremony, our focus will be to collaboratively develop a ceremony in which you feel comfortable, that speaks to you as a couple and expresses your unique relationship narrative.

Typical Humanist Wedding Ceremony

No two wedding ceremonies are the same. Aside from the four legal elements that all wedding ceremonies must include, every other element is optional. Legal requirements are in bold.

Opening Words and Introduction

Declaration of Intentions

Recognition of the Gathered Company

Words to the Couple



Exchange of Vows

Exchange of Rings

Signing of the Register and License


Closing Words