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Abby Charchun - Alberta Marriage Commissioner

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About

Abby Charchun, Alberta Marriage Commissioner is a Calgary-based officiant that specializes in a number of different abilities to performing wedding ceremonies. As a former event planner, active writer and producer, Abby has the experience of a veteran officiant, having performed more than 1500 weddings in her 17 years in the industry. She will offer creative ceremony ideas, calm your nerves and give you the support you need to undertake such a life-changing and joyous moment.

Services offered

Telling the story of your relationship and how it came to this magnificent day is choosing the right words to make your ceremony memorable. Abby will help you with that and with the paperwork associated with getting married in the province of Alberta. The services she offers include:

  • Standard civil/Elopement ceremony
  • Personalized wedding ceremony
  • Wedding Coach - I am there to support you when you want a friend or family member to marry you
  • Renewal of vows
  • Pop-up wedding

Highlights

Wedding Types

Civil union, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, no denomination

Wedding Services Starting Price

$400

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$150

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    Kirsten E. Married on 13/07/2021
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    Amazing officiant!

    We were so glad to have found Abby as an officiant! From our first video chat we knew she was the person we wanted to officiate our ceremony. She has a great personality and is very passionate about what she does. Our small wedding got postponed by a year due to covid, then cancelled and turned into a 3 hour hiking elopement, and Abby was flexible with our changes and down for the adventure. We wanted a personalized ceremony, and Abby was able to do just that. We really appreciated all of the documents, templates, and information that she sent us to inspire us for how we wanted our ceremony crafted, and how a ceremony should go the day of. Even though it was just the two of us, we were thrilled with the ceremony she crafted just for us. In the months leading to the wedding she was fairly prompt with her email responses, and a few days prior to the ceremony we had a video chat to go over all the finer details. We would recommend Abby to anyone, whether you’re having a small intimate elopement or a huge wedding, she will craft a ceremony that really speaks to your relationship!
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    Caitlin C. Married on 19/10/2019
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    Magical Moments Guaranteed!

    Abby was without a doubt the most wonderful addition to our wedding day. She was incredibly professional and timely with her responses, guided us through the entire ceremony planning process with care, flexibility, thoughtfulness and humour, and helped us remain calm and focus on each other during the entire process. Every single guest commented to us that night on how beautiful the ceremony was, most of them saying it was the best wedding ceremony they'd attended (we agree!). Abby was able to blend the perfect amount of sentimental and humourous moments into our ceremony and personalized it using her specifically crafted questionnaires from us to create the most unique and special moment for both of us. The ceremony was our favourite part of the entire day and was such a magical meaningful moment for both of us, we truly will never forget it. We highly highly recommend Abby for your wedding ceremony.
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    Brooke Married on 21/09/2019
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    Lovely commissioner

    We enjoyed our ceremony, Abby personalized the verbiage and made it fun for the guests.

    Abby has lots of materials for us to choose from and allowed us the flexibility to opt into practicing without her to save some money. She provided lots of notes
  • Christine
    Christine Married on 14/09/2019
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    The BEST person to help us tie the knot!

    Abby was such an amazing person to work with for our ceremony. She was always very responsive, wholly supported us throughout the whole process, and was so professional. She provided all of the information that we could possibly need and more on the logistics of getting married in addition to making sure we had a perfect, memorable ceremony.
    She worked with us to make sure that we were comfortable with how our ceremony would go including helping us personalize our ceremony that was a beautiful touch and perfect for us. On the day of, we were able to relax, have fun and really enjoy the moment with each other.
    It was such a pleasure to have Abby be a part of our wedding day. I would highly recommend Abby to anyone who is looking for an amazing officiant for their big day.
  • Chantel
    Chantel Married on 20/04/2019
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    Abby Charchun - Calgary & Area Marriage Commissioner

    Choosing Abby as our officiant was one of the best decisions we made for our ceremony. Planning a wedding proved to be a lot more work than I anticipated, Abby made this part of the planning virtually stress free. Not only did she manage to keep things organized while we planned the best way to navigate our ceremony at the Plaza Theatre, but she also offered a multitude of choices to help make our day unique and special to us. Several of our friends have had the honor of having Abby officiate their weddings and they were all different and meaningful to that couple. Trust all the reviews you read about her, honestly she is amazing!!!!
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    Aldona Married on 12/01/2019
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    Abby is amazing!

    Abby Charchun was the perfect person to have as our wedding commissioner - we instantly felt like she was a friend. After a few conversations ahead of our private ceremony, Abby wrote the most amazing vows for us (she had us in tears within the first 30 seconds) and our experience was truly magical. There was nothing but love and good vibes in the room.
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    Krystle L. Married on 20/10/2018
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    Words Cannot Express How Amazing Abby!

    Abby was absolutely incredible as an officiant. She helped us through the entire process of writing a very personalized and warm ceremony reflecting exactly who we are as a couple. She surprised us during the ceremony (we won't spoil it for future clients) but it added a beautiful personal touch that will be long remembered as one of our favourite moments. She was calming, organized, funny, and so lovely. We recommend her with 5 stars!
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    Caitlyn Married on 13/10/2018
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    12/10 Have Abby Charchun Officiate your Wedding

    Abby is everything you'd want in an officiant. It may seem like a daunting task when you first start looking, but one chat with Abby and she'll put you at ease. She made our ceremony feel personalized without feeling like we had put in a lot of work ourselves. We did not know exactly how or what we wanted in a ceremony, but she guides you through the process with ease and makes personalization very simple. And once we were up there, it just felt natural. Our guests had nothing but great things to say about our intimate ceremony. Thanks, Abby!
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    Michelle L. Married on 22/09/2018
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    Amazing and Flexible

    Could not say enough about Abby! She was amazingly flexible, so easy to work with and put all our minds at ease approaching the big day! Highly recommend Abby to all couples going to get married! Anything we needed she picked up for us without hesitation, we were doing a hand binding ceremony and completely forgot about the ribbon and she suggested a color and picked it up immediately.
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    Vicky H. Married on 30/06/2018
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    The best decision!

    Abby did an amazing job as our officiant, I am so glad she was part of our day. All night our guests and even the venue staff came up to tell us how much they loved the ceremony, how it was the best/one of the best they'd been to. Abby helped us so much in advance, gave great advice from her wealth of experience, was super accommodating to our requests, took control of our rowdy bridal party at the rehearsal, and then make our ceremony so personal and smooth.

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