Wedding Officiant & Wedding Planning Services

At Sandcastles, we believe nothing is less romantic than paying taxes on your wedding planning and officiating fees!

That is why everything is included in the fees you see on our site!

We are available to officiate your wedding ceremony in Ontario, even if we don’t plan your wedding! It is our policy to officiate at only one wedding per day, thereby allowing us to give you our undivided attention and unlimited time.

For couples using our complete wedding planning service who want us to also officiate their wedding, we will waive our usual  fee.

Choose from religious, inter-denominational, non-denominational and non-religious ceremonies, male or female officiant  You can even write your own vows!

  • $400 wedding ceremony (includes customizing traditional or contemporary ceremonies to make your wedding a one-of-a-kind expression of your love!), also includes unlimited email/telephone communication and rehearsal.
  • $100 discount if you don’t want a rehearsal
  • Travel charge might apply, depending on your location, we do not chair for travel if you live a reasonable distance from Ajax/Toronto

Vow Renewals

Anytime is a good time to renew your wedding vows! Long or short ceremonies, including the whole family!

  • $250 ceremony includes customizing traditional or contemporary ceremonies )
  • $100 rehearsal
  • Travel charge might apply, depending on your location

Commitment Ceremony

Commitment ceremonies are popular for those who are unable to marry legally in Ontario (perhaps the divorce papers have been delayed).Upon making a deposit for a commitment ceremony, you acknowledge that it is not a wedding ceremony, and that there will be no wording that implies otherwise.

  • $250 ceremony (includes customizing traditional or contemporary wording to make your commitment ceremony a unique expression of your love!)
  • $100 rehearsal
  • $100 “make it legal” when you are able to get the marriage license.
  • Travel charge might apply, depending on your location

Click here to read more about Ontario Marriage Legalities

You tie the knot, we’ll take care of the loose ends!

We are available for as much or as little involvement in your wedding planning as you wish! Perhaps that means you want assistance planning the entire wedding… or just an hour of consultation… or perhaps you want us to be on-hand the day of the wedding to make sure everything goes smoothly…If you wish to plan your own wedding but want the guidance of a professional, the DIY Wedding Planning Programme is for you!

Consultation  $100/hour

We are available to support you as you plan your wedding, with consultations based on hourly rates.

Wedding Coordination  $1500

This is frequently called “day of” coordinating, but our involvement with you actually begins the month before the wedding. We will familiarize ourselves with the plans you have made, and be on hand at the ceremony and reception to ensure the day goes smoothly. This service consists of:

  • Up to three consultations, in which the wedding plans will be discussed in detail
  •  Preparation of a detailed itinerary of the wedding day
  •  Supervision of the set up of the ceremony site, flower arrangement, etc
  •  Assistance to the bride and wedding party prior to the ceremony  
  •  Transportation of small items from the ceremony to the reception
  •   Supervision of the set-up of the reception site
  •   Placement of centerpieces, place cards, etc
  •   Receiving deliveries on your behalf (wedding cake, flowers, etc)
  •   Supervision of and communication with vendors for the duration of the reception       
  •   Assistance to the guests in any way possible, and the handling of anything unexpected
  •    Issue payment to vendors

Complete Wedding Planning Service  $3000

Let us guide you step by step through the process of planning your wedding. This service consists of:

  • Unlimited consultation, on such subjects as wedding style, degree of formality, wording of invitations, music for the ceremony, wording of wedding vows, etc.
  • Develop a detailed budget
  • Create a detailed task list and calendar, updated regularly
  • Consultation as to the reception menu, and estimate the amount needed of liquor, beer, wine, and champagne
  • Obtain estimates from caterers for your approval, retain caterer, and handle communication with them
  • Contact rental business for tables, chairs, linens, etc, to arrange delivery and pickup, and to determine which items must be rented
  • Consultation as to your preferences in photography, retain photographer and/or videographer approved by you, and work out a list of required shots
  • Consultation as to your preferences in reception music, retain DJ approved by you, and work out a list of required songs
  • Consultation as to your preferences in flowers, retain a florist approved by you, and work out a list of flowers needed 
  • Obtain estimates from bakers for your approval, retain baker, and handle communication with them regarding the wedding cake
  • Communicate with the vendors on your behalf
  • Development of a schedule of vendor deposits, payments and balances due, updated regularly
  •  Be on hand at the rehearsal, and assist with the same
  •  Develop a wedding-day itinerary
  •  Supervision of set-up, flower arrangement, etc., at the ceremony site
  •  Assist you and wedding party prior to the ceremony
  •  Supervise the line-up for the processional
  •  Remove small items from the ceremony site and transport to the reception site
  •  Supervise the set-up of the reception site
  •  Place centerpieces and place cards
  •  Receive deliveries on your behalf (wedding cake, flowers, etc.)
  •  Supervision and communication with the vendors throughout the recep_ tion
  •  Assist your guests in any way possible, and handle anything unexpected
  •   Return of rental items, if applicable
  •   Issue payments to vendors who are being paid at the reception
For couples using our complete wedding planning service who wish us to also officiate their wedding, we will waive our usual fee.

We plan other family and corporate events too! Click here for more information on our Event Planning Services!

Email transfers can be sent to: sandcastlesweddings@gmail.com