I was warned about marriage commissioners being booked a year and a half out on Vancouver Island when we got engaged. There should be a separate annotation in wedding planning lists for people marrying on Vancouer Island, like did you get engaged?
Step 1. Call parents
Step 2. Call a commisioner/officiant
We made our date Friday June 15th to work around this issue.
There are comissioners listed on the government website For comissioners in your area. Their prices are standardized. There are waaay more officiants out there than comissioners, so make sure you search online for officiants to find more results. The pricing for officiants will be different.
Also, it is pretty common on the island to ask a religious officiant/celebrant to do a non-religious ceremony, ensure they are clear on your expectations.
June 23, victoria, bc, finally booked makeup artist. Still need to do the cake tasting and choose a cake design. Made the mistake of doing decor myself, desperately running out of time starting to freak out the weekends and evenings are going by so fast I fear I won't have it all done in town. Thankfully I decided to hire an event coordinator for the week of. And just finally put in my order for my invitations. I know cutting it close.