Hi, my name is Dick Combeer, I became a Humanist Wedding Officiant with Humanist Canada in January 2017, and have since had the honour and pleasure to officiate at over twenty weddings at venues ranging from a historic Toronto Streetcar, to Toronto Island, to St. James Park in downtown Toronto, to a backyard in Kitchener. Thanks for visiting my website.
I and many other Humanist Officiants are certified by the Province of Ontario to officiate at secular Wedding Ceremonies and other secular Life Ceremonies in the Province of Ontario.
My background: My own journey to being an officiant began with the weddings of my three children. I was both honoured and moved to be able to speak at each of their weddings, to speak of their strengths, their foibles, their humour, their affection, and my passionate hopes for their futures. I very very much want to do the same for other couples. I hope you will be one such couple.
As you plan your wedding ceremony, please consider getting in touch with me. Phone: 647-573-9785, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Wedding Day:
As both you and I need to know that we are mutually the right fit to create the ceremony you already have in your mind's eye for your Wedding Day, we'll arrange our first exploratory meeting. At that first meeting we explore together some of the wedding ceremony formats, requirements, personal styles and approaches, to come as close as possible to an outline for your vision for the Day.
Once you’ve decided to work with me, we need to complete the preliminary documents and the agreement, and make a deposit or full payment to confirm your wedding date. Cheque, Interac or credit card all accepted.
Over a period some weeks, we collaborate and finalize details of your wedding ceremony. We can do this in whichever way works best for you - in person visits, phone calls, postal mail, Skype, Google Hangout, email, join.me, Word, Google Doc, whichever works best for you.
Approximately two weeks before your wedding,I suggest we meet again to finalize the details of your ceremony such as the procession, who will have the rings, how you would like to be standing, and deal with any other questions you may have.
I am hoping to keep the business aspects simple, and, to state the obvious, I too really really want your wedding to go off smoothly and well. So my $450 fee covers as many visits, discussions, versions, rehearsals as we both need to feel well prepared and ready.
On your Wedding Day, I intend to be at your wedding venue at least an hour before the ceremony, simply to allow time to deal with any unexpected delays or issues. I guarantee that your wedding will be the only commitment I have that day.
Please review the other pages on this site. They go into more detail on subjects like:
some pictures of me speaking at the weddings of my son and daughters
a brief introductory video of me
some sample ceremonies
links to other resources
Thanks again for visiting my web site, I look forward to hearing from you.
Humanist Canada Officiant