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{Getting Married in B.C.} Finding an Officiant in British Columbia

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Looking for an officiant for your upcoming wedding in B.C.? You can choose from a marriage commissioner, a wedding officiant or a celebrant.

While planning our own wedding, which is taking place this August (yes the countdown is on!), my fiance and I weren't sure how to find an officiant for our ceremony. I hope this is helpful!

In B.C., marriage commissioners are often retired people who deliver civil ceremonies. Fees are set. Visit this link to view them: Here is a handy link to search for a marriage commissioner in your area of B.C. Search for Marriage Commissioners: You can also see a sample wedding ceremony here: Finally, there is lots of information here about marriage licenses & getting married in B.C.

Wedding officiants have religious designation, but some of them will perform a non-religious ceremony. Here is one: Young Hip & Married

You can find more of them listed on sites like under Marriage Services or Officiants

Celebrants create custom ceremonies. These are often for people who want something different. It's new in BC, and there are only a few of them. Here are some links to 2 of them: Modern Celebrant

Barbara Densmore Weddings

{Thank you to my friend Barbara Densmore for helping me to put this post together!}