Friend or Family Officiating: A Personal Touch to Your Big Day

Thinking of having a friend or family member officiate your wedding in Ontario? It's a beautiful idea but can seem overwhelming with legalities and script creation. Catherine Walter, a licensed wedding officiant in Ottawa, offers a unique solution - ceremony coaching.

Licensing Options:

  1. Ordained Minister: Become ordained through a recognized religious organization to legally perform weddings, including marrying friends.
  2. Humanist Officiant: If unaffiliated with a religious group, become a Humanist Officiant through the Humanist Association of Canada for non-denominational ceremonies in Ontario.

Introducing Ceremony Coaching:

For those finding traditional routes impractical, consider ceremony coaching. Here's how it works:

  • Connect with a Licensed Officiant: Catherine Walter can assist in handling the legal aspects of your marriage, either on the wedding day or earlier for an intimate moment.
  • Anywhere, Anytime: Signing the marriage license is flexible – it can happen at a coffee shop, park, or even at home, creating a stress-free experience.
  • Personalized Script: Catherine collaborates directly with your chosen officiant, providing script-writing expertise. The final script is a blend of professional precision and personal insights, ensuring a meaningful ceremony.

Why Choose Ceremony Coaching?

  • Expert Guidance: Your officiant receives guidance on script creation, length, and overall ceremony planning.
  • Personal Touch: The script incorporates personal anecdotes and insights, making the ceremony uniquely yours.
  • Wedding Etiquette: Coaching covers expectations, housekeeping rules, voice projection, and even rehearsal tips.

Make Your Dream Ceremony a Reality!

Catherine Walter, located in Ottawa, is your licensed wedding officiant for Ontario and Quebec. Collaborate with her to transform your dream of a friend or family-led wedding ceremony into a cherished reality. Let love take center stage with a ceremony that reflects your unique journey.

Ready to make it happen?

Contact me to book!