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Manitoba JOAT

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Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Manitoba Joined as One for All Time (JOAT) is a company that specializes in officiating wedding ceremonies for area brides and grooms.

With COVID-19 now affecting wedding services and in some cases cancelling them, he is still here to work for you and help you make your day, no matter what it is special. He has presided over 20 marriages during COVID and takes all the necessary precautions to ensure a safe service. With everything right now, he is available to perform services in your home, or venue with short notice at no additional charge and still offers a 20% discount for Wedding Wire users!

Owner Andrew Royal is extremely excited to be a part of your special day. He will personalize your wedding ceremony to include all of the anecdotes and important elements you want into a perfectly crafted wedding/civil ceremony that will truly speak to you.

Services offered

Andrew offers 3 levels of services, from basic ceremonies to packages which help couples maintain control of their ceremonies. The latter offers services which include an initial in-person meeting with the couple to discuss their vision for the wedding, follow up in person discussion, assist with vows, suggest options to the ceremony, follow up email with final ceremony and will review and hold vows for the couple.

He is happy to perform a quick civil service, up to a large formal events depending on what the couple has in mind. He is also a geek at heart and is available to create cos-play/fandom weddings – so he's open to dressing up to officiate "nerd weddings" and can write in lines from movies, Sci-FI or Pop Culture references into your service.

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

$75

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?

$100

If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)?

$16

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    Tori D. Married on 05/10/2019
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    Excellent Officiant - no matter the weather!

    A lot of things didn't go our way on our big day - but our officiant wasn't one of them! Andrew was more than amazing for our wedding on October 5th 2019. The rehearsal supper was the night before and due to unforeseen circumstances I, the bride, was about 30-45 minutes late getting there and he was willing to stay back and wait for us.
    Then on the day of the wedding it was nothing but rain! Although our guests were under a tent and safe from the weather, I can't say the same for those who walked down the aisle or who were at the alter... He kept is short and sweet just as how we had asked and we were able to get in and out of the rain in what I assume to be record time!
    His prices are outstanding, his outlook is positive, and if we ever have a vow renewal he would be the one I would go to! Highly recommend!

    Thanks again Andrew,

    Tori & Kael Doll
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    Preston M. Married on 31/03/2018
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    We highly recommend this Marriage Commissioner. The ceremony went off without a hitch due to his attention to detail.

    Our ceremony couldn’t have gone any more smoothly thanks to Andrew’s advice and the way he effortlessly kept things on track. We met with Andrew a few days prior to the ceremony to discuss our vision; he was very accommodating and willing to share ideas that had worked in his past experiences. On the day of the ceremony, Andrew showed up on time and was well prepared. He made our wedding day much less stressful due to his ability to marshal the ceremony. He also made the extra effort to personalize his initial address with information he had from our initial meeting. He was very professional and extremely helpful. We highly recommend his marriage commissioner services.

    Preston & Heather
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    Diana M. Married on 11/06/2017
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    Exactly what we wanted!

    Andrew was great at delivering exactly what we wanted for our ceremony (style, details, length). He met with us a few days before the our wedding day, arrived early on the day of, and performed the ceremony beautifully, without a hitch! Overall, he offered a great rate and we thought he was professional, prepared, well-dressed, and flexible. Would highly recommend!
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    Crystal F. Married on 26/06/2021
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    Great experience

    Andrew was so great. Easy to communicate with and great at helping and giving suggestions when needed. He really did make the day really special. Definitely would recommend him as your officiant.
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    Haylee L. Married on 10/10/2020
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    I Now Pronounce You Adventuring Partners

    Andrew was very accommodating throughout our changing plans, and delivered a beautiful ceremony that was unique to our nerdy ideas, respected our identities, and pleased our families! Andrew was so creative and involved our shared interests and even had ideas to make the ceremony more interactive! We’d had ideas for more flair that he really seemed to like but with the craziness of the day we had forgotten, but he worked around it and everything went smoothly! We are definitely recommending him to our engaged friends and even though we won’t have to get married again we’d ask Andrew to do it again in a heartbeat
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    Burma Married on 03/10/2020
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    efficient, professional, attentive

    Andrew was very professional and friendly, he did a great job of getting everything ready for our big day. Since we are in the middle of the Covid 19 pandemic we settled on a simple at home ceremony. Andrew arrived early with all paperwork in order and performed the ceremony just as we previously discussed. He was very attentive and wrote our vows with respect to our beliefs. He was very easy to get ahold of and was available whenever we had any questions in regards to our upcoming nuptials. We couldn't of hired a more efficient Wedding Officiant and we are quiet happy with our decision. Thank you Andrew for helping our day run so smoothly!
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    Lauren Married on 06/09/2020
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    Lovely day

    Andrew was very patient in working with my wedding party especially during rehearsal as we did not know what we were doing haha. He was willing to travel to my destination and wrote such a lovely and personalized ceremony. You can tell that he really cares about each couple and wants to put in as much effort to make the ceremonies unique to them.
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    Amanda W. Married on 31/05/2020
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    Professional, flexible and the perfect officiant for our wedding!

    Andrew was very helpful and flexible right from the beginning. Our local wedding was very last minute due to Covid cancelling our Vegas plans and he was very helpful right from the moment I contacted him. We changed venues and plans a few times before the wedding day and Andrew was so accommodating! The ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. He gave us the flexibility to change things if we wanted but his ceremony was exactly what we wanted. We couldn't have asked for a better day!
    Thank you!
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    Andrew R. Married on 28/08/2019
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    Great Officiant - Professional Service

    Andrew was recommended to us by my brother who was married by him earlier this year, so we weren’t surprised that his service and professionalism were so on point! He was very responsive - important for a busy bride with a long to do list! - offered a great rate, and went above and beyond what we could have expected. Our backyard ceremony was everything we needed it to be and more. Thanks again Andrew for making our special day go smoothly and helping us start our new chapter together in the most perfect way! - Brenna and Alan, married Aug 28 2019
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    Jenna N. Married on 19/06/2021
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    Definitely would recommend

    Andrew was great to deal with and made the ceremony more personal for us. Definitely great experience overall!

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