Step by Step
One of the first questions a couple asks me is: what's the process for getting married?
I figured it may be useful to jot down the step by step process here for quick reference.
Step 1: find someone to marry you ;)
Step 2: pick a date and venue
Step 3: book your wedding staff - photographer, musicians, caterers, bartender, baker, florist, and of course, me (your marriage commissioner!).
Step 4: lots of planning :)
Step 5: when you are within 3 months of your wedding day (no sooner), go to a registry agency anywhere in Alberta - together, with 2 peices of government issued ID, and get the marriage license.
Step 6: finalize ceremony details,
Step 7: get married (see ceremony script on website),
Step 8: 7-10 working days after the wedding, go to any registry agency with the certificate you were issued (from me) at your wedding and order the official/legal marriage certificate.
Step 9: live happily ever after!
Here is a link to Alberta Vital Statistics website: https://www.servicealberta.ca/getting-married.cfm
Hope this helps!