The bride and groom must present the following information to obtain a Marriage Licence.
Please refer to the Government of Alberta Vital Statistics website for specific details.
For a marriage to be legally recognized, couples should be aware of the following:
Note: In Alberta, an Alberta Marriage Commissioner conducts civil wedding ceremonies. Marriage Commissioners are appointed by the Alberta government; however, they are not salaried employees nor are they subsidized in any way. In other parts of the world, this person may be called a Celebrant, a Justice of the Peace, a JP, or an Officiant. Ministers, priests, rabbis, or another clergy member performs religious ceremonies.