valuable wedding resources
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Making sure that you have everything ready for your big day may seem like a daunting task, but on this page we have accumulated some important information, ideas and helpful links to make the job much easier.
You will find a list of resources to help you with the legal stuff like getting your marriage license and how to change your surname (if you so choose). We also provide links to some fantastic service providers who have demonstrated a level of professionalism and outstanding service/product that warrant a spot on our preferred vendor list.
Licence vs Certificate?
Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s quickly pause to explain the difference between the marriage licence and the marriage certificate.
The marriage licence is the piece of paper you bring to your ceremony and sign with your officiant and witnesses. You need this to legally get married. The marriage certificate is the piece of paper you receive after your ceremony that says you are legally wed.
Got it? Great, let’s move on.
There are so many questions about marriage licenses and certificates that we have dedicated a separate page to the information. Please continue by clicking here.
Changing your name
As a married person in Manitoba, you have a number of options for choosing your surname. To learn about these options, visit the Government of Manitoba website at http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/choosing_surname.html.
To change your surname after getting married, you are required to apply for a marriage certificate. You will receive an application for the marriage certificate with your marriage license. More information can be found here.
These vendors have earned our recommendation and a spot on our preferred list thanks to their service and quality.
As we prepare to embark on our own wedding, we understand the need for someone to capture all the moments of that special day. Finding a photographer that can do just that, while offering packages that fits your budget, can be stressful. So, look no further! E & S Photography offers a variety and customized packages at competitive prices, while ensuring nothing but the best quality photos of your wedding day. After all, it is a day you’ll remember forever.
Alicia T Photo
Julie Fulsher Photography
Time is fleeting. Moments we try to hold onto slip through our fingers ever so quickly. But photographs, memories can be revisited…details you may not even have the chance to appreciate during the hustle and bustle of your big day….the reflective minutes you may have before putting on your wedding gown, the way your fathers eyes filled with adoration when he saw you, your mother welling up during the ceremony, the laughter when the ring wouldn’t fit, that look your husband gives you during speeches.
Pine Ridge Golf Club
Pine Ridge Golf Club offers a wide range of dining and menu options for our weddings. The Club boasts several choices for receptions and banquets for up to 250 people. You'll enjoy our banquet hall, and our special attention to every detail to making your special occasion a memorable one.
Bridges golf club
Many couples today love the idea of hosting their ceremony and reception at the same venue. Whether you prefer the beautifully built timber frame Clubhouse, or the newly constructed outdoor ceremony site, you can be certain that your vows will be said in a place that is as beautiful as it is meaningful. No matter the season, Bridges offers an elegant, yet modern setting for your big day, and will leave your guests saying WOW.
Rossmere Country Club
Start your new life together in the wonderfully natural surroundings of Rossmere Golf and Country Club. Imagine taking your vows with the lush green fairways as the backdrop to this most important day of your lives. We are dedicated to creating a picture perfect wedding and reception that will exceed your expectations and create magical memories for you to treasure for a lifetime.
The authentic nature of owners Robert and Tammy Belanger creates an unrivaled experience thanks in part to their warm, gracious manner and personalized service. They’ve set the standard for going above and beyond expectations to ensure you and your guests escape from the ordinary. Tammy, an interior designer, and Robert have spearheaded the design of the venue and dedicated themselves to carefully landscaping their entire acreage.
AlliMae Fresh Events
Allison Mae Polinsky, WPICC
I have over ten years experience in the event industry – planning and executing social, corporate, and non-profit events for a wide variety of clients. From large conferences to small intimate social celebrations, I have done it all. My passion is to create beautiful and meaningful events for my clients in both their personal and professional lives.
Contact Allie at email@example.com
Melanie Parent events
Luminous String Quartet
The Luminous String Quartet offers a combination of string duo, trio, as well as solo instrumentalists providing exceptional and intimate performances for any event
Weddings: music for prelude, processional, signing of the register, recessional, and postlude
House concerts, and more...
Contact Artistic Director, Karen Barg
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