My posts so far this week have been about the process of obtaining a marriage license and having the proper ID ready and in place before heading down to City Hall. But there are a couple more things you need to know. The first is: Who can get married? and the second, Who can officiate at a marriage?

Who can get married? In Ontario any person who has reached the age of majority (18) can apply for a marriage license and be married in this province provided there is no lawful cause to prevent the solemnization of marriage (e.g. not being divorced). If you are 16 or 17 years of age you must have the appropriate written consent of both parents in order to obtain a marriage license. Here is the link to the Office of the Registrar General (Ontario) Marriage License Application form so you can complete the form before heading to your City Hall or municipal office.

And finally, who is allowed to solemnize marriages in the Province of Ontario? Any licensed religious official can perform both religious and civil marriage ceremonies and a provincial judge, justice of the peace, municipal clerk or marriage commissioner appointed by a city or township can perform a civil ceremony. Most municipalities will have a list of licensed officiants or Niagara Falls Wedding World would be pleased to provide an officiant throughout the Golden Horseshoe area.

With your license, an officiant and two witnesses, you have everything you need to get married! I hope this information has been helpful! If you are unsure of anything regarding a marriage license contact your local city hall or Lydia Picca at Niagara Falls City Hall:905-356-7521 ext. 4283 or email her at

A Christmas Welcome!

Coming up next week!   Have you ever dreamed about getting married in Niagara Falls at Christmas or New Year’s? Although it’s only a month away it can still be done and next week I will have all kinds of information to help you whether you are planning on getting married in the Falls or having your honeymoon here. Niagara Falls is all decked out for the upcoming holidays and a fabulous place for a wedding! Looking forward to seeing you back next week!

All the best! Jordin