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Your day, your way

Well hello, I’m Mary Montanari! I create unique, personalized wedding ceremonies that reflect who you are as a couple and as individuals. Your ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day and an investment in your happiness.

I can perform the service at any Toronto location you choose – City Hall, yacht club, restaurant, hotel ballroom or your home. It can be short and sweet, or as long as you like.

I’m there for you

I’ll be there to guide and support you through your journey as you make this loving commitment to each other.

Couple renew their vows

YOUR VOWS

Whether they have your guests laughing or grabbing for tissues – or a bit of both – your vows are the heart of your wedding ceremony. You can use vows you found, write your own, or we can collaborate on them. It’s totally up to you.

THE REHEARSAL

The rehearsal helps everyone in the wedding party understand what their role is on the big day so the ceremony runs smoothly and seamlessly. I’ll coordinate every step, whether it’s a large wedding or a small, intimate celebration.

Multiracial couple clasp hands
‘I love you’ written in sand on beach

COACHING

Your wedding day lasts one day, and your marriage is meant to last for the rest of your lives. Happily ever after starts with a solid foundation. In pre-wedding coaching, I provide you with the tools to nurture your relationship so it thrives now and into the future.

FEES

I offer a range of wedding packages that match your vision for your ceremony with your budget:

Wedding ceremony in Toronto – starting at $350

Small ceremony – starting at $350

Elopement – starting at $200

Wedding outside of Toronto – starting at $500

Rehearsal – starting at $120

Signature Package – $600

Premium Package – $700

Smiling bride wearing veil hugs husband

Meet Mary Montanari

Hi, I’m Mary!
I’m a registered wedding officiant in Ontario specializing in creative and customized ceremonies.

I’m a vivacious, happy, fun, spiritual person. And it’s no coincidence that I was born on Valentine’s Day and got married on a heart-shaped island in French Polynesia. I believe in love and marriage wholeheartedly – it’s why I do what I do for a living. I want to help make one of the most important days of your life memorable, lots of fun and exactly what you hoped for.

Get in touch with me and we’ll take it from there!

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Couple poses with Mary at reception
Officiant poses with bride and groom
Wedding bouquet with multicoloured roses
Wife places wedding band on husband’s finger
Couple walk along beach at destination wedding
Bride smiles at wedding reception

Mary’s perfect! She’s very organized and on time. I really appreciate that because my friends were late. We were delayed for half-an-hour and she was totally fine with that. She’s so patient and easygoing. We like her style! We love her!”

JOSIE Z.
Groom smiles after ceremony

“When you talk to Mary, you’ll feel like you’ve known her for years. The ceremony was great. There was lots of love and passion.”

EDDIE T.

FAQs

Get answers to commonly asked questions about my services.

The elopement package is a basic package for $200. It includes a short ceremony at my home with the two of you and two witnesses and the completion of required documentation. If you don’t have witnesses, I can hire two people to be your witnesses for $50.

I’m a team player and my purpose is to make sure the ceremony is exactly what the two of you want. My role can be as simple as standing on the side and stepping in to perform the official part of the ceremony, and after the papers are signed, your friend can introduce you as a married couple to your guests. Or, I can be part of creating the ceremony and running the rehearsal and stand next to your friend during the ceremony.

Absolutely! For weddings outside of the GTA, my fee is $500, plus travel time. If an online consultation isn’t enough and you also need a rehearsal, I require my travel time be covered. The fee is usually $120 – $180, depending on how much time is needed or if accommodations are required.

I’ll provide you with wedding package options to choose from during our initial discussions and by email. Once you’ve decided on a package, I require a 50% non-refundable deposit to book your wedding date and time with my licensing body. Once I receive the deposit, I’ll email you samples of vows, readings and poems for your review and we’ll start to create your unique wedding ceremony.

You are. Visit the Government of Ontario website to find out how to get a marriage licence. You can download and print the form and take it to an Office of the Registrar closest to you. Once I’ve performed your ceremony, I’ll mail your signed marriage licence to ServiceOntario to register it. Six to eight weeks after that, you can order a copy of your marriage certificate from the same site.

What ceremony is right for you?

I perform a variety of ceremonies, including:

You two are one of a kind. Your wedding ceremony should be too. I’ll collaborate with you to create a service that reflects your personalities, style and preferences. If you want to include some traditional religious elements, that can be easily done.

I’m proud to conduct wedding services for same-sex couples. I work closely with you to create a ceremony that’s inclusive, respectful and honours your wishes.

Are you interested in having a friend or family member help officiate your wedding? I coach them through the necessary steps, oversee the service and handle the paperwork. Speak to me for complete details.

Handfasting is beautiful ritual in a wedding ceremony where a couple’s hands our clasped together and gently fastened with cords or ribbons – they’re literally ‘tying the knot’ – to symbolize unity and oneness.

Renewing your vows is the perfect way to celebrate reaching a marital milestone and all of the hard work you’ve done as a couple. Your relationship has stood the test of time. Kudos to you both!

Let’s talk about your wedding.

To drop me an email use the handy form below and I’ll reply to you shortly,
or give me a call at 416-726-0984. I’d love to hear from you!
Consultations are free.

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