Marriage & Handfasting Ceremonies
At Turning Points we are experts in creating very personalized and truly memorable marriage and handfasting ceremony.
Wedding Packages and Fees
Turning Points offers a variety of Wedding Packages to suit every couple's needs.
When choosing a Wedding Package not all couples believe a rehearsal is necessary. Yet the choreography of the ceremony - who moves where and when, where flowers and the signing table are to be placed - are as important as the words themselves. A rehearsal allows you, your planner, photographer and Marriage Commissioner to use the venue to its best advantage. A wedding rehearsal guarantees the ceremony will go smoothly.
Destination Wedding: $150.00
A simple yet elegant prepared ceremony which can be personalized if your vows, readings or unity rituals are email to us. 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. From May - October this package can only be booked two weeks prior to the ceremony.
Silver Ceremony: $250.00
This ceremony includes one in-person consultation, a draft copy of the ceremony, as many email consultations as necessary to perfect the ceremony, a final copy of your ceremony, a one hour rehearsal, all travel costs if rehearsal and ceremony takes place within the City of Winnipeg perimeter.
Gold Ceremony: $370.00
Best suited for the couple needing two or three in-person consultation to plan the ceremony, a draft copy of the ceremony, as many email consultations as necessary to perfect the ceremony, a final copy of your ceremony, a one hour rehearsal, all travel costs if rehearsal and ceremony takes place within the City of Winnipeg perimeter..
Platinum Ceremony: $500.00
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: $150.00
For couples who are having a family member or friend marry them. A trained professional at Turning Points will meet with you to discuss your ideas, develop a ceremony draft and, though email, will work with you to perfect your ceremony.
Travel: outside the City of Winnipeg is charged at a rate of .50 c per kilometer.
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.
Conditions of Booking
All bookings require a $100.00 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 will be charged.
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: