​The ceremonies below do not include meetings.  Planning for these ceremonies is done by email or phone calls. 

Private Ceremony: $250

This ceremony is for those who want a private civil ceremony.  This includes the bride and groom and two witnesses.  With notice, witnesses can be provided at a cost of $50 each.

Getting Married Prior to/After a Destination Wedding:  $250

This ceremony is designed for those who were married in another location or plan a marriage in another location, but wish to have a legal marriage registered in Alberta. Note: couples planning on a marriage outside of Alberta should check the Service Alberta website for the legal details.


Renewal of Vows

​This is not a legal ceremony, but simply for a couple who wish to recommit to their vows of marriage for an anniversary or other family event.  Fees would be arranged based on the specifics of the event.

"Goods in Kind" by Windi Scott-Hanson:  one of Stony Plain's murals featuring an early lawyer in Stony Plain, F.W. Lundy, and a salute to an early business practice of taking "goods in kind."  I have no plan in place for eggs, or bread, or pot roast, but a good home-made pie... we can talk!


  • communication regarding the ceremony.  This can be face to face, email, phone, or text. My intent is that you are comfortable that the ceremony reflects your dreams;
  • the ceremony on the date and time chosen by you;
  • the registration of your marriage with the government of Alberta;
  • A souvenir folder of the ceremony​​ which includes the text chosen for your marriage ceremony and a Civil Marriage Statement.

Fees are payable in advance.  A preferred method of payment is through email transfer. When booking a date for a future wedding, a $100 deposit is required at that time to hold the date.    This fee is deducted from the total fees below.                  

Formal Ceremony: $350

This package is a traditional ceremony with four or more formal participants in the ceremony, and an unlimited number of guests. At a location of your choice, (hotel, park, hall, golf course, etc), this wedding necessitates one or more face to face meetings.

Rehearsal: $100

​Depending on the size of the wedding party and the needs of the couple, a rehearsal may be required.  These are booked with the wedding if possible. Please note this fee does not include travel, if the 15 km below is exceeded.

Travelling Wedding Commissioner:

While it is preferred that you arrange for a wedding commissioner from your own area, this is not always possible.  I will travel to a location of your choice with an extra negotiated fee for that travel.  I consider anything within 15 km travel from Stony Plain to be part of the packages above.  Anything beyond that will see additional travel fees for both the wedding and rehearsal if one is held.

Packages and Fees