Bride and Groom


We are honoured to have received feedback and testimonials from couples who have employed our services, and have taken the time to share their thoughts so that others can get an idea of what Let's Tie the Knot can offer.

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Adriana & Roberto

Wayne was an outstanding officiant and really contributed to making our day perfect. He made our ceremony unique to us, from our story to our humour it was truly a reflection of who we are as individuals and as a couple. He is very organized and was so helpful with getting all the paperwork together. We did a walk through of the ceremony with him and the wedding party which was SO helpful and made our ceremony go smoothly. Lastly, he really pays attention to small details. Like how to transport rings, stepping aside during the first kiss, when you want to sign everything etc…

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Kelly & Matt

Wayne was professional, approachable, and easy to communicate with. He dealt with last minute changes well and helped facilitate a safe wedding ceremony in COVID. His commentary as a wedding commissioner was great and he even made people laugh. He delivered exactly what we were expecting and wanting. I would recommend Let's tie the knot to any one getting married in the future.

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Nichole & Brad

Wayne was absolutely amazing to work with! From the initial inquiry, to all the changes that occurred with planning a wedding during the pandemic, Wayne was always friendly, responsive & helpful. I would recommended his services to all my friends & family. Thanks Wayne!

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Sam & Jared

Wayne was exactly who we were looking for!  He was both traditional and had a sense of humor, He was always very quick to respond if I had any questions and all in all he was very easy to work with.

Meaghan & Will

Wayne was just amazing at our wedding. He spent the time to get to know us and wrote the most beautiful, heartfelt ceremony script. Many of our guests commented on how great he was. We would absolutely recommend Wayne to everyone. We were so grateful to have him be a part of our special day!

Weng & Mark

We inquired about marriage commissioners in the city and I came across Lets Tie the Knot website which has a lot of very good reviews.  What made Wayne different among others is that, he has a heart to help.Not just speaking the ceremony script but its more of having a personal touch. We were very open throughout the conversation, we communicate, very prompt reply. He also sends us reminders, he asks about the planning. He’s really the best! Wayne, thank you so much for doing our ceremony. Thank you for helping us in the process from getting the marriage license up until filing and getting our marriage certificate. 

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Corrine & Rowan

Due to COVID a lot of our wedding plans had constantly changed. Which in the end became very small with just us and our witnesses. But in the end it was amazing and intimate ceremony that Wayne performed for us and I wouldn't change it for the world! Thank you so much for being there for our day! I would Definitely Recommend Wayne perform your future ceremonies!"

Maija & Tyler

Our Dream Come True

As a “covid bride” there were a lot of upsets in our wedding planning.

A lot that had our dream wedding completely re designed. In saying

that though, so much positivity came from the re planning of our special

day. In fact, it was Covid that brought us to our officiant at Let’s Tie the Knot.

Originally we were going to get a friend to officiate our ceremony, but

due to the fact that he couldn’t travel here, we had to find an alternative.

We began our search, and came across Wayne Palendat. Our first

meeting was over Zoom. My now husband, and I felt an immediate

connection, like we’d known Wayne forever. As the conversation

continued, Wayne got a read on us and lined up some meetings with other officiants he works with, to ensure we felt we could choose the best fit for us. While we respected each individual we “met”, or even read about...we just found that for us, Wayne was it. He was the one that had to officiate for us. To no surprise, Wayne was already booked for our day. We understood this, and chose someone else within Let’s Tie the Knot. It was Wayne who continued to speak with us and ensure all of our questions were answered. When regulations were changing, it was Wayne who helped keep a stressed bride at ease. Finally, the day came where for whatever reason, Wayne became available for our date and time! We couldn’t believe it. Something in this crazy time, came together for us.

From here on out, the unanswered questions we had, right down to where to “honeymoon”, had solutions from Wayne. It honestly felt like there wasn’t anything that would stump him. He attended our rehearsal and made sure everything ran smoothly, and we were comfortable before we quit for the evening.

Fast forward to our day, Wayne arrived with the script he’d written just for us. One that brought us both to tears as it touched us so personally and drew from stories we’d told him. He came in to the bride room to let me know my groom was ready, and when I eagerly responded, he happily headed out to get our ceremony started. He laid down rules we had asked him to, and transitioned into the start of the rest of our lives. Wayne was so thoughtful, so caring, that he paid attention to the little details. He had told us at the rehearsal, to pause before our kiss, as that would give him time to get out of the way for what would turn out to be one of our favourite moments caught on camera. While much of the ceremony was blurred by the end of it all, we were so happy to come home to the recorded Zoom call Wayne had set up for us. We didn’t need a videographer, the importance in all of the words that were spoken, were right there at our fingertips. I think it’s obvious we can’t say enough about Wayne, but the last note I’ll leave you with is that we most definitely recommend him! He’ll keep a very open mind and add to your day, just as you’d always imagined.

Our wedding ended up being more than we’d ever dreamed of, and Wayne definitely had a hand in that.

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Lauren & Blair

Wayne was friendly, informative, and flexible when it came to all of our COVID caused changes in the wedding, including a venue change two hours before! He offered a beautiful ceremony. Highly recommended for anyone looking for someone professional and most of all, fun to work with!

Arlita & Brendan

Wayne is a PRO

Wayne was an excellent officiant. He offered us great advice and really helped keep us on track in terms of timelines and order of procession. 

Wayne offered several options for the ceremony and accommodated our requests. He is a professional and it's obvious he has done quite a few weddings. He kept the guests entertained with some humour and delivered a very nice ceremony.

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Courtney & Luke

I found Wayne through researching many different commissioners and reading reviews and he’s the one that caught my attention. He made our ceremony completely custom to who my husband and I are as a couple. He had so many great ideas such as a “plugged in” ceremony which I loved! We asked for a light, airy, and pun filled ceremony and he gave us just that! I would 10/10 recommended Wayne and his team!

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Ewelina & Sean

Wayne was a pleasure to work with! He was extremely flexible, as due to COVID-19 our wedding plans changed numerous times. After meeting with us and getting to know us, he delivered the most wonderful ceremony we could have asked for! It brought a lot of tears and a lot of laughter (as requested). It was definitely a ceremony that everyone will remember! We would highly recommend Wayne to anyone who’s looking for “the one”!

Akayla & Lucas

Wayne was one of the most involved, and caring vendors at our wedding and truly helped make our day our as amazing as it was. It was really important to him to customize our ceremony to be unique to us as a couple and that was important to us too. As requested, he kept the ceremony short and sweet, was funny and kind and so helpful throughout the whole process. He helped us get our vows started and made sure they were in tune with one another, and allowed us to look over his dialogue to make sure we liked it. He worked with everyone, from our MC who played our ceremony music, to our venue owner to make sure everything went without a hitch. There are truly not enough great things to say about Wayne, and the beautiful start to our marriage would not have been the same without him!

Jenn & Drew

My husband and I worked with Wayne prior to our ceremony to brainstorm different ideas. We wanted a unique and modern ceremony. He provided many suggestions and together we came up with some great ideas. He created our ceremony script and it was absolutely perfect. He attended our rehearsal the day before the wedding and did a great job organizing everyone and making sure everything was good to go for the next day. The day of our wedding he communicated with the staff, MC's, DJs and coordinated everything. Our ceremony went flawlessly and we couldn't have imagined our day without Wayne in it. We received so many compliments about what a great job he did. Thank you so much Wayne!

Danielle & Kevin
Danielle & Kevin

If you’re looking for a ceremony that’s a little different than the norm, Wayne is your guy. He helped us create a casual yet articulate script that really captured both our relationship and the relaxed, intimate vibe we wanted. He’s probably one of the few wedding vendors in Winnipeg who answers emails and messages almost immediately, which made this process so much easier. Wayne worked with us to craft our own vows, and it’s clear he knows what he’s doing. He’s open to suggestions, and he really worked to make sure our ceremony was about us. He arrived at our venue early and ready to go. We didn’t hire a wedding planner or coordinator, but he came prepared and didn’t need much direction. It really left me free to enjoy the day instead of worrying about things like the ceremony setup and logistics. Plus, we were married on a Sunday, and he submitted all our paperwork first thing on Monday morning.

Tamara & Jonathan

Wayne is a person who has the ability to capture the essence of a couple and transform this into a beautiful, personalized wedding ceremony. He is responsive to questions and e-mails and you know you are in good hands with Wayne involved on your wedding day. Even in the midst of an unexpected blizzard Wayne was on time with a smile on his face reassuring us everyone was there!
We could not have been more pleased and would recommend his top notch service to anyone wanting to add a personal touch to their special day!

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Ashley & Justin


Would highly recommend Let's Tie The Knot. Wayne and Chris were very helpful, knowledgeable, accommodating, and professional. They were easy to get along with. They made our wedding ceremony fun, personal and loving.

Shirley & Said

My husband and I LOVED our Wedding Ceremony, and Wayne helped make that the most beautiful part of our special day!

We started searching on for Wedding Officiants this past July 19, 2019 and came across "Let's Tie the Knot". As we started reading the reviews and watching videos of Wayne's ceremonies, something about it made me want to reach out to him and see how he would be. So I emailed him and Wayne replied within minutes. 

After a few emails back and forth, it was confirmed that Wayne would be the one to marry us!

With very little time, and very limited availability in both of our schedules, it was understood that we would not get a chance to have a proper personal meeting with Wayne. Instead, all of our communication was through phone calls and emails.


Wayne was exceptionally helpful in answering all of our questions and providing links to everything that we needed to know prior to our wedding date. He helped us with all the legal papers we needed to get, as well as links to help us decide how we wanted to share our vows. Wayne was also very accommodating, as we wanted a second officiant to perform a small Bahai portion in our Ceremony. This was not a problem, and between all of us, we were able to make this flow nicely in the plans.Wayne always replied in a very timely matter, and if he could not answer back right away, he would reply anyways to let me know that he was tied up, but would reply asap - and that's exactly what he did.Then our Wedding Day arrived! Wayne arrived at the venue early enough to talk to my future husband prior to the ceremony. He also came to talk to me once I arrived. I, of course, was excited and nervous in hopes to have everything run smoothly. With Wayne’s calmness and kindness, he made me feel confident that everything would be just perfect.Wayne spoke clearly and with care. He created moments of laughter and tears at the right times, and shared touching facts of why my husband and I were meant to be. As his website stated, Wayne married us the way we wanted, with a creative and personalized ceremony, that reflected who we are as a couple. My husband and I LOVED our Wedding Ceremony, and Wayne helped make that the most beautiful part of our special day.We had many compliments about our Ceremony saying Wayne was very personable and to the point, as well as touching, funny and kind. He made our guests want to hear every word of what was spoken during that whole time.My husband and I would definitely recommend Wayne’s services and “Let’s Tie the Knot” to anyone, and everyone that wants to have this same experience.Thank you Wayne!

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Amanda & Char

"Wayne was awesome to work with!... we were so pleased on his professionalism and how heartfelt the vows he wrote for us were. We loved our short, personalized ceremony and we would recommend him to anyone!!

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Catherine & Elaine

"Wayne was amazing to work with from the very beginning! Our rehearsal went very smoothly, no fuss at all so everyone knew what they’re going to do. He customized our ceremony so well, it’s as if we’ve known him for a long time. We sent him our vows and he printed them on index cards for us to read during our ceremony which was nice! If you’re looking for an LGBTQ+ friendly wedding commissioner, we highly recommend Wayne!

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Ronna & Ronnie

"Wayne was fantastic! He helped us customize the perfect ceremony and prepare our vows. He was fun and professional.

We received wonderful feedback from our guests. I highly recommend inviting Wayne to officiate your wedding ceremony!"

Emily & Andrew
Emily & Andrew

"Wayne did an incredible job! 

Wayne was great to work with! From the first time we met with him, we knew he would do a great job. He was timely and organized, and seemed to understand exactly what we were looking for. When we got the draft of the ceremony, we were amazed how perfectly he had managed to capture us as a couple. The rehearsal was very reassuring, and made everyone more comfortable to the big day. The wedding went smoothly, and the ceremony was just the right amount of light hearted and serious we had hoped for! Wayne did an incredible job, in both the writing and delivery of the ceremony, and in keeping all of our nerves calmed along the way. We couldn’t have been happier with our experience!!"

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Tiffany & Erik

"Such a pleasure to have Wayne officiate our marriage! 

Wayne was a pleasure to have officiate our marriage! We were very happy with the way our ceremony went about. Wayne was very helpful with the planning process he has a very thorough website of different vows that helped us shape a ceremony that was designed for us. Wayne also has a great personality & was the perfect fit for our low key & chill wedding. Bonus points for a great smile that looked awesome in our photos! ha!"

Chantal & Ken
Chantal & Ken

"We were a little nervous about having a personalized ceremony, and had no idea where to start. Wayne was fantastic. He instantly put us at ease, walked us through a variety of examples, and gave us easy tips on where to get started with our vows. 

He crafted a beautiful personalized ceremony for us, even including song lyrics from our favourite band. We got so many compliments from our guests - they had no idea that part was all Wayne! 

Very professional and very flexible. I highly recommend him. ."

Cait & Patrick
Cait & Patrick

From the initial meeting to our wedding Wayne was stellar! Leading up to our wedding Wayne helped us with everything, from things to do and not to, kept us at ease, dealt with the last minute changes as well. He captured ‘us’ for our special day! Couldn’t have been any better! Through this process Wayne has become a friend as well. Wayne is a pro and we recommend him to anyone looking for the best officiant out there!

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Holy & Sam

"Wayne is fantastic. When you meet him it's like talking to family. It's so easy and he is very genuine. Throughout the planning process he was very accommodating and helpful. He tailored our ceremony just for us and provided us with everything ahead of time so there was no surprises and we could tweak anything we wanted. After the ceremony we receive tons of compliments about Wayne. Everyone thought he was a long time friend as he speaks with such love and care.

I would highly recommend Wayne as an officiant. He was a joy to meet, prompt when emailing back and forth for ceremony script, thoughtful when helping with vow input, his delivery the day of was beautiful and his follow up afterwards is amazing."

Kedusha & Justin
Kedusha & Justin

"Wayne was very professional and made the moment very special for us both. We would definitely recommend him to other people. He took the time to meet up with us which gave us the opportunity to get to know him better. He also reviewed our vows, and made it easier for us on the day of the wedding by providing us with index cards. Thank you Wayne for being a part of our day! With love, the Gaudry's"

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Nealam & Lawrence

"Wayne was professional, enthusiastic, and accommodating. Like my groom and I, he was laid back and easy going, but we really appreciated his attention to detail and organization. He gave excellent suggestions when meeting before the wedding, and great directions during the rehearsal. His ceremony script was just perfect too -- it fit the romantic and intimate feel of the wedding, and we absolutely loved how his quote from John Lennon. We highly recommend Wayne to anyone seeking a fun, professional, and talented officiant!"

Cassi & Quinton

"Wayne made our ceremony better than we could have ever imagined it. He made it unforgettable and we had countless people approach us with how amazing he made the ceremony. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts Wayne!"

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Shauna & Ryan

"Wayne was amazing. fun, funny, and gave us the ceremony we had hoped for. He helped us plan exactly what we wanted and gave everyone perfect direction at the rehearsal. We enjoyed his enthusiasm, organization and expertise! We highly recommend Wayne to anyone looking for a responsible, fun officiant who knows what he is doing and you can trust to be there and positive on your big day. Thanks Wayne."

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Jacinthe & Dan

On July 26, 2021, we met with Wayne via ZOOM. The meeting was short, about 15 minutes, but in that time, we instantly felt comfortable with him. He is very down to earth, personable and efficient.
Our wedding was on June 25, 2022. The ceremony commenced promptly at 2 p.m. Wayne instantly had the crowd roaring with laughter. His script was hilarious and it felt like he had known us for years! It was relaxed, fun and memorable. Our guests were raving about him all evening. Well done, Wayne!! We are so happy we chose you for our officiant and to be part of our very happy day! We HIGHLY recommend Wayne if you are planning your wedding. He is very professional. Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts!

Katie & Martin

Wayne is the best

Wayne helped Katie and I with the whole process so much and we are so thankful for that! The ceremony was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t have asked anyone else to do a better job than Wayne did. He presented us very well and he put together such a beautiful script. We will for sure be referring others to Wayne and his team. Thank you so much Wayne!


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