Marriage & Handfasting Ceremonies
At Turning Points we promise to work with you to create a truly memorable and unique wedding or handfasting ceremony.
The choreography of the ceremony - who moves where, when - are as important as the words themselves. We will work with you, your wedding planner and photographer to use the venue to its best advantage. A wedding rehearsal guarantees the ceremony goes smoothly.
All our marriage commissioners will provide you with a warm, relaxed and professional service.
Wedding Packages and Fees
Turning Points offers a variety of Wedding Packages to suit every couple's needs.
Destination Wedding: $100.00 plus G.S.T.
A simple and elegant prepared ceremony. An ideal choice for the couple who are flying off to an exotic location for the ceremony and want to make it legal before they leave Manitoba. Can only be booked two weeks prior to the ceremony. If you wish to personalize the ceremony email us your vows.
Silver Ceremony: $250.00 plus G.S.T.
This ceremony includes one in-person consultation, email consultations as necessary, and a one hour rehearsal.
Gold Ceremony: $370.00 plus G.S.T.
Best suited for the couple needing two or three in person consultation to plan the ceremony, emails and a one hour rehearsal at the wedding site.
Platinum Ceremony: $500.00 plus G.S.T.
This package is ideal for the couple who are planning an elaborate marriage ceremony which requires several consultations and a longer rehearsal time.
Planning the Ceremony Only: $100.00 plus G.S.T.
For couples who are having a family member or friend marry them. A trained professional at Turning Points will work with you to plan your wedding ceremony.
If travel is required outside the Winnipeg perimeter a $60.00 fee will be added to the ceremony price.
Turning Points understands a couples desire to share one's life with one another without participating in a civic or religious wedding ceremony so we offer traditional Handfasting Ceremony. Prices range from $250. - $500. plus G.S.T.
Conditions of Booking
All bookings require a $100.00 plus G.S.T. non-refundable "Save the Date" deposit to secure your ceremony date and time.
Payment in full is due 7 days prior to the marriage ceremony.
Christmas Day & Easter Day Weddings - an additional $100.00, plus G.S.T. will be charged.
Included in the Fee
Travel time & costs witin the city of Winnipeg perimeter.
Not Included in the Fee
The cost of the Marriage License
Child-inclusive and Child-friendly Wedding Ceremonies
Exactly how a child is included in the ceremony will depend on that child's personality, age, relationship to bride, groom or both, and the other ceremony choices you have made. Some children may want to be very involved. Others may not. I work carefully and mindfully with you to ensure that your child/ren is included to the extent with which they are comfortable and enriched. But most of all, a child-inclusive wedding is also a child-friendly wedding, one where children are welcome and made to feel so, whether or not they are included in the ceremony.
MARRIAGE LICENSE INFORMATION
To get married in Manitoba you must first get a Marriage Licence. Visit the Government of Manitoba website to learn more about how to obtain a Marriage Licence and apply for a Marriage Certificate.
CHOOSING A SURNAME
As a married person in Manitoba, you have a number of options for choosing your surname. To learn about these options, visit the Government of Manitoba website at: