Services - Marriage Commissioner

Marriage Commissioner Randall Edge performs wedding ceremony services for the solemnization of marriages normally within the boundaries of the City of Regina. This is the area to which he has been appointed to provide service by the Saskatchewan government.
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All appointment bookings are made on a preliminary reservation basis.  Firstly there is no deposit required to secure a booking.  To secure a booking Randall does request that a couple completes and then returns to Randall a MA-1 Information Form. The information contained on this form is used by Randall to prepare the legal documents that are signed during the wedding service.
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Preliminary reservations date and times are held by Randall for 14 days.  Randall reserves the right to cancel preliminary reservations after the 14 day wait period.  Having said that, once Randall receives a completed MA1 form, he then proceeds to convert the preliminary reservation into a confirmed booking.  The booking couple can check that their booking is accepted and "locked in" by checking the availability section of Randall's web site.
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The basic fee for a Marriage Solemnization ceremony:  $100.00 per ceremony performed (which includes the cost of a wedding rehearsal as well). Tips are gratefully appreciated but are at the absolute option of the wedding couple.  For more information, review the MA-7 Form - Listing of Services. Couples can elect to provide the payment in the same envelope that contains the original marriage license form that is given to Randall when he arrives on the wedding day or at the rehearsal.  Randall must be given the original marriage license form before the wedding ceremony can be performed.  Randall accepts payment for his fees by a variety of options.  Randall does not need to be paid on the wedding day.  He invoices for his services by email on request and can by paid by either cash payment, postdated cheque, e-payment or by use of a Visa or MasterCard. When Randall is paid in cash, Randall considers the cash form of payment as including a gratuity (a tip).
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Marriage Commissioners are sometimes referred to by their former name (before 1996), namely "J.P." (Justice of the Peace).  Randall will respond to the term "JP".
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Under the requirements of the Marriage Act, 1997, the couple to be married should avoid the consumption of intoxicating beverages (etc.) prior to the conduct of the marriage ceremony. The couple should possess the ability to speak and comprehend the English language in order to understand the legal nature of the marriage vows. The Act also stipulates that the timing of marriage ceremonies between the hours of 10pm and 6am (22:00 to 06:00) should also be avoided. The couple is expected to provide two witnesses for the ceremony, both of which are eighteen years of age or older.
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Randall's Open & Available Dates to Book

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OCTOBER 2017
All Sundays available all day to book
Sat, Oct 14/17-1pm, 2pm, 7pm, 8pm
Booked - Sat - Oct 28, 2017 - Out of Town
Sat Oct 21/17-1pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
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NOVEMBER 2017
Sat, Nov 4/17 - Times: 1pm to 8pm
Sun, Nov 5/17 - All Day
Sat, Nov 11/17 - Times: 1pm to 8pm
Booked - Sun, Nov 12/17 - 2pm to 4pm
Sun. Nov 12/17 - 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Sat, Nov 18/17 - Times: 1pm to 8pm
Sun, No 19/17 - All Day
Sat., Nov 25/17 - Times: 1pm to 8pm
Sun, Nov 25/17 - All Day
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DECEMBER 2017
Booked - Dec 1/17 - 6pm to 8pm
Sat, Dec 2/17 - 13:00 to 20:00 (8pm)
Sun, Dec 3/17 - Available All Day
Sat, Dec 9/17 - 13:00 Noon to 20:00 (8pm)
Sun. Dec 10/17 - Available All Day
Booked - Dec 16/17 - 2pm to 4pm
Sat. Dec 16/17 - 1pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Sun. Dec 17/17 - Available All Day
Dec 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 , 31 - Available All Day
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JANUARY 2018
Jan 1, 2, 3/18 - Available All Day
Sat Jan 6/18 - 1pm to 20:00 (8pm)
Sun, Jan 7/18 - Available All Day
Sat, Jan 13/18 - 1pm to 20:00 (8pm)
Sun. Jan 14/18 - Available All Day
Sun. Jan 21/18 - Available All Day
Sat, Jan 27/18 1pm to 20:00 (8pm)
Sun. Jan 28/18 - Available All Day
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FEBRUARY 2018
Sat Feb 3/18 - 1pm to 20:00 (8pm)
Sun, Feb 4/18 - Available All Day
Sat, Feb 10/18 - 1pm to 20:00 (8pm)
Sun, Feb 11/18 - Available All Day
Sat. Feb 17/18 - 1pm to 20:00 (8pm)
Mon, Feb 19/18 - Available All Day
Sun. Jan 21/18 - Available All Day
Sat, Jan 27/18 1pm to 20:00 (8pm)
Sun. Jan 28/18 - Available All Day
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MARCH 2018
All Sundays available all day to book
Sat Mar 3, 10, 24, 31 - 1pm to 8pm
Booked - March 17/18 - 3pm to 5pm
Sat Mar 17 - 1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
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APRIL 2018
All Sundays Available all day to book
Mon, Apr 2/18 - All day available to book
Mon, Apr 30/18 - All day available to book
Sat, April 7, 14, 21, 28 - 1pm to 8pm
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MAY 2018
All Sundays Available all day to book
Booked May 5/18-2pm to 4pm
May 5/18 - 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
May 12, 19, 26 - 1pm to 8pm
Booked May 18/18 - 3pm to 5pm
May 18/18 - 1pm, 7pm, 8pm
May 21/18 - Available all day
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JUNE 2018
All Sundays Available all day to book
June 2, 16, 23 - 1pm to 8pm
Booked June 9/18 - 2:30pm to 5pm
June 9/18 - 7pm, 8pm
Booked June 30/18 - 2pm to 4pm
June 30/18 - 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
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JULY 2018
All Sundays Available all day to book
July 2/18 - Available all day to book
July 7, 21, 28 - 1pm to 8pm
July 14/18 - 4pm, 5pm, 6pm 7pm, 8pm
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AUGUST 2018
All Sundays Available all day to book
Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 - 1pm to 8pm
Monday, Aug 6/18 - Available all day
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SEPTEMBER 2018
All Sundays available all day to book
Sept 1, 15, 22, 29 - 1pm to 8pm
Monday, Sept 3/18 - All Day
Booked Sept 8/18 - 1pm to 3pm
Booked Sept 8/18 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Sept 8/158 - 7pm, 8pm
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OCTOBER 2018
All Sundays available all day to book
Monday, Oct 8/18 - All day available to book
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 - 1pm to 8pm
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NOVEMBER 2018
All Sundays available all day to book
Monday, Nov 12/18 - Available all day to bbok
Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 - 1pm to 8pm
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DECEMBER 2018
All Sundays available all day to book
Dec 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 - Available all day to book
Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - 1pm to 8pm
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Changing Your Legal Name


Changing Your Last Name after becoming Married

A legal name change can be registered when you get legally married (if you were born in Canada). If you were not born in Canada, you will need to change your landed residency card or citizenship card.  If you have a common-law spouse and you want to change your name, you must file a declaration to that effect with Vital Statistics, for more information call Vital Statistics at 1-800-667-7551 for more information. If you are already married and you want to legally change your name and the name of your spouse, you must obtain the written consent of your spouse. If you have a child between the ages of 14 and 18 and you want to legally change that child’s name, you must obtain the written permission of that child. You must obtain the written consent of any other person who shares legal custody of any child whose name is being changed. If you cannot obtain the written consent that is required, a court order dispensing with consent may be submitted instead. Check your documents:

•Proof of residency for yourself and everyone whose name appears on the application – copies of Saskatchewan Health Cards usually suffice.   

•An official birth certificate for each person whose name is to be changed as long as those birth certificates were issued in Canada or the United States – if a person was born elsewhere, official Certificates of Canadian Citizenship or official immigration documents must be submitted).   

•A completed Change of Name Application form and the written consent of those whose names will be affected by the application (if required). A Change of Name Application form may be obtained by contacting our Vital Statistics at 1-800-667-7551 or visiting their office at 2130 11th Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 0J5.

•An official marriage certificate (if you are married).   

•An official death certificate (if you are widowed).   

•An official or a certified photocopy of the Decree Absolute or Certificate of Divorce (if you are divorced).   

•An official or a certified photocopy of any agreement, judgment, Decree Nisi or other court order granted with respect to the custody of any child(ren) named in the application.   

•An affidavit signed before a Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, or Commissioner for Oaths declaring that the statements made in the application for change of name are true.

 What can I change my surname to?

When you get married, you can change your surname to:

•the Surname (Last Name) of your spouse

•a hyphenated form of your Surname and the Surname of your spouse (commonly done in Quebec) Note that a surname can only be composed of two separate names joined by a hyphen (e.g. Smith-Jones)

•your pre-marriage Surname

•your birth Surname

Faford's Circle of Arches

Right on Wascana Lake, north of the main campus for the University of Regina, is located an unique art treasure.  Joe Farford has created a art masterpiece that serves as a perfect setting for a wedding ceremony.  There is room for lots of guests and ample parking available on University Drive North.  Joe Farford as named this art structure "Le Jardin de L'Esprit".  This is a special place that is not that well known yet easy to find and appreciate.

The Sanctuary at the Unitarian Center (2700 College Avenue at Angus Street)


The Sanctuary at the Unitarian Centre
Consider a unique setting for your wedding solemnization ceremony.  Marriage Commissioner Randall Edge is pleased to suggest the Sanctuary at Regina’s Unitarian Fellowship Center.  The Sanctuary is located at 2700 College Avenue (at Angus Street).  There is ample parking in the area. Randall can arrange a booking of the Sanctuary for between $100.00 to $200.00 depending upon the time duration of the booking and a number of facilities booked.  
The Sanctuary is available for booking most Saturday afternoons. 
To book, just email your planned date and time to Randall Edge at randall.edge@gmail.com.  Randall is a keyholder and is always pleased to give anyone a tour of the facility should they wish to view the facility first hand.