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.
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Randall is happy to send to you upon request his information package by email that outlines how the wedding service is conducted as well as a guide for the services he offers. Just text your email address to his SMS/Text at 3067371760.
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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 an MA1 Form to Reserve Date and Time of Wedding Booking 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 throughout 2019 is  $100.00 per ceremony performed (which includes the cost of a wedding rehearsal as well, if needed). Tips are gratefully appreciated but are at the absolute option of the wedding couple.  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 upon request and can be 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 honorific term "JP". Randall's email is Randall.Edge@gmail.com.
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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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Getting Married Legally while Keeping Safe Using Virtual Tools


What is a Virtual Wedding Ceremony?
While some people opt for an intimate marriage ceremony, in these challenging times there are those who are considering getting married in a way that is safe and where their friends and family can attend and participate in the wedding service virtually.   




Are Virtual Weddings Legal or Just Ceremonial?

A Virtual Wedding can be conducted in such a way as to be a legal wedding ceremony. Let us call the room where the wedding ceremony is being held “The Studio”.  It does not need to be a big space.  The average-sized living room will do nicely.  You will limit the group for the wedding to six people.  The Marriage Commissioner, the couple, and two witnesses…..and yes…..a couple of tripods armed with web grade cameras. The sixth person will be person who will manage the technology in an adjacent room or space.  Randall can provide a safe studio space making use of the boardroom at his office. The exchange of vows and the signing of documents all can be accomplished following social distancing and safe practices. The couple can see their guests during the wedding service while the guests witness the wedding. The wedding can literally be live-streamed to an audience of hundreds (all you need is a laptop and a good robust hard-wired connection to the internet).  The Wedding can be recorded as well!   In this way the wedding can be safe and legal for all involved!  Randall has all the equipment needed (the laptops, the tripods, the cameras, the microphones, and even a green background screen so you can have your audience see any view you wish in the background (a beach in Mexico....).  Randall can meet with you virtually to discuss all the details if you wish!  







Randall's Availability for Bookings in 2020

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2020 DATES BOOKINGS

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APRIL 2020

All Sundays available all day to book


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MAY 2020

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All Sundays available all day to book

Booked-Sat May 16, 2020-Noon to 2pm-White City


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JUNE 2020

Booked-Sat, June 21, 2020-Grekos
Booked-Sat, June 28, 2020-The Owl

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All Sundays available all day to book

Booked-Sat, June 13, 2020-1pm to 3pm-Sandman Inn
Booked-Sat, June 21, 2020-3pm to 6pm-Grekos


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JULY 2020

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All Sundays available all day to book

Booked-Sat, July 4, 2020-Noon to 2:30pm-White City Community Center

Booked-Sat, July 11, 2020-2:00pm to 5:00pm

Booked-Sat, July 18, 2020-The Owl

Booked, Sat, July 25, 2020-Noon to 3pm-Private Residence

Booked-Sat, July 25, 2020-3pm to 5pm-YQR Local Market


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AUGUST 2020

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All Sundays available all day to book

Booked-Aug 1, 2020-Noon to 2pm-Willow Island, Wascana Park

Booked-Aug 1, 2020-3pm to 5pm-Lakewood Park

Booked-Aug 8, 2020-1pm to 3pm-Red Barn

Booked-Aug 29, 2020-1pm to 3pm-Location to be determined


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SEPTEMBER 2020

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All Sundays available all day to book

Booked-Sat, Sept 5, 2020 1pm to 3pm-Lady Slipper

Booked-Sat, Sept 11, 2020-Noon to 2:30pm-Wascana Bandshell

Booked-Sat, Sept 12, 2020 1pm to 3pm-Atlas~Travelodge South

Booked-Sat, Sept 12, 2020 5pm to 7pm-Lakewood Park

Booked-Sat, Sept 19, 2020 1pm to 3pm-Hotel Sask

Booked-Sun, Sept 20, 2020 - 2pm to 4pm-Local Market

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OCTOBER 2020

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All Sundays available all day to book


SAT, OCTOBER 10, 2020 - STILL AVAILABLE!

Just think!  Your anniversary would be 10-10-20!

Booked-Oct 31, 2020 at Turvey Center


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NOVEMBER 2020

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All Sundays available all day to book



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DECEMBER 2020

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All Sundays available all day to book



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JANUARY 2021

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All Sundays available all day to book



Wedding Venue: Rotary Park on Bridge Avenue near Albert Street and Regina Ave.


Rotary Park

Rotary Park is located on Bridge Avenue (near 2738 Regina Avenue near Angus Street)

Do not worry about making a reservation or paying a fee.  Rotary Park is a quiet forgotten little park nestled in downtown Regina and is sandwiched between Wascana Creek and Bridge Avenue near the bustle of downtown Regina.  Just west of the Victoria Street Bridge, there is ample parking on Bridge Avenue.  This is a delightful setting for a small gathering for a wedding ceremony.  The park is shaded with trees and is really only visited by joggers on the bicycle path that winds through this little piece of urban forest. 









Ordering a Government Issued version of Your Marriage Certificate

Obtaining an official "legal document" government-issued version of your marriage certificate is a straight forward process.  In Saskatchewan this process involving the Vital Statistics office (eHealth). You can visit their offices during business office hours or you can complete the "Application for Marriage Certificate" form, enclose the prescribed fee and mail both to the following address:









Vital Statistics

2130 11th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0J5



Ph: 306-787-3251

The offices are open to the public 08:30 to 16:00 (Mondays to Fridays.)