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Before You Get Married
Before you get married, you must get a Marriage Licence and a Registration of Marriage from the registry agent network in Alberta. A Marriage Licence shows that you meet the requirements to get married in Alberta and gives you the legal authority to get married any time within three months from the date the licence was issued. You will receive a Registration of Marriage and Marriage Licence which you must present to the marriage officiant. Once complete, the Registration of Marriage form becomes a permanent legal record of your marriage.
Marriage Ceremony Requirements
There are several basic requirements for marriage ceremonies in Alberta: Both parties to the marriage, a registered officiant and two adult witnesses must be present at the ceremony The couple must present a valid Alberta marriage licence The Registration of Marriage must be signed by both parties to the marriage, the marriage officiant and two adult witnesses.
Marriage ceremonies performed by a marriage commissioner require that at some point during the ceremony, in the presence of the marriage commissioner and the two adult witnesses, the couple declare to one another: I do solemnly declare that I do not know of any lawful impediment why I, (name) may not be joined in matrimony to (name) I call upon those persons present to witness that I, (name), do take you, (name) to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/spouse.