Alberta Marriage Commissioner - Don Seel
New love is the brightest, and long love is the greatest, but revived love is the tenderest thing known on earth. - Thomas Hardy
In Alberta, anyone 18 or over can get married. A person
between the ages of 16 and 18 can get married with the consent of both
their parents. There is also no requirement for residency.
Each couple planning on a civil or religious ceremony must obtain a marriage license, which is available at any Registry office in the province. Both the participants must attend the Registry office to apply for the license.
Each couple must supply two, adult witnesses (18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER).
Each ceremony is governed by the Marrriage Act, Province of Alberta. Under the act, the couple must engage either a member of the clergy or a licensed Marriage Commissioner, and they must participate in a ceremony where they exchange vows. There is no such thing as "just getting the papers signed"
A Marriage Commissioner is appointed by the Province of Alberta and
will conduct a civil ceremony on behalf of the couple. The ceremony
usually lasts between 15 to 30 minutes.