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.
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.
13 Reviews for Manitoba JOAT
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Tori D. · Married on 05/10/2019
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.Sent on 10/10/2019
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
Preston M. · Married on 31/03/2018
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.Sent on 03/01/2019
Preston & Heather
Diana M. · Married on 11/06/2017
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!Sent on 09/01/2019
Haylee L. · Married on 10/10/2020
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 heartbeatSent on 09/11/2020
Burma · Married on 03/10/2020
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!
Sent on 27/10/2020
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