The Marrying Lady

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About The Marrying Lady

Named Toronto's Best Wedding Officiant in 2019, 2018 & 2017 by Three Best Rated,​ she conducts personalized wedding ceremonies in any setting, big or small. She offers a range of affordable services for all budgets, and has conducted almost every type of wedding ceremony imaginable in venues all around Ontario.

Experience

With over 12 years of experience, The Marrying Lady has been featured on several TV programs and officiated the largest number of weddings at one time in North America. She has studied ceremonial rites when living around the world and makes each ceremony special by personalizing the words and sections to suit you!

Services offered

The services she offers include:

  • Traditional & completely Non-traditional
  • Simple & Sweet - beautiful ceremonies for couples who want the best without the stress
  • Non-Denominational / Secular
  • Spiritual
  • Friend Conducting Ceremony
  • Mixed Faiths / Interfaith Ceremonies
  • Multicultural: Including but not limited to Persian, Jewish, Filipino, First Nations, Asian, South Asian, Celtic elements
  • Tea Ceremonies
  • Handfastings
  • Same-sex marriage ceremonies
  • Ceremony - only
  • Paperwork - only
  • Vow Renewal
  • Legal Insight - Expeditng processes, out-of-country divorce issues, etc.

How she works

Big or small, she brings smiles, warmth, and celebration to every occassion and is often mistaken for being a family friend. Her videos and reviews speak to her professionalism, tone, creativity, and adaptablility to meet the customized needs of people from all backgrounds.

Beyond your ceremony and signing legalities, The Marrying Lady has over 12 years of working with other vendors in Toronto and the GTA and shares tips and tricks to help you get the best ceremony photos, how to advise your wedding party and families on their roles, insight into what questions to ask to help you avoid common mistakes, and actively addresses all ceremony logistics.

With a background in creative writing, cultural communications, and event planning, she is non-judgmental and believes in honouring your needs, intentions, and personal expressions to create the ceremony that is the truest expression of you.

  • Wedding Types Civil union, single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal
  • Officiant Services Licensed, allow couple' own vows, premarital counseling
  • Religious Affiliations Agnostic, baha'i faith, buddhist, anglican, baptist, catholic, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, mormon,…View more
  • Wedding Services Starting Price C$ 200.00
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More information about The Marrying Lady

  • 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?
    C$ 123
  • If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)?
    C$ 15

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271 Reviews for The Marrying Lady


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  • Response time 5.0

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    Gwyneth Hodgins

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    Our guests said it was the most personal and beautiful ceremony they'd ever seen!

    Searching for an officiant, we knew immediately when we found Tade that she was the one. We wanted to make our ceremony special and personal, and she gave us every confidence that she could do that with us. She arranged a skype call to get to know each other, during which she was just as we had expected - warm, genuine, and knowledgeable. She sent us a template to start editing, giving us total license to write what felt right to us, or choose some of her own wording. She directed us to her website, where she shares so much information and inspiration for different unity ceremonies, how to write your own vows, the administrative process of getting married in Ontario, and so much more. And she makes this all available for free, even if you aren't hiring her, which shows her true motivation for doing what she does - she genuinely wants to help couples to have the best wedding ceremonies they can dream of. She was incredibly responsive as we sent multiple emails in the leadup to the day as we made edits to our ceremony together with her. She knows weddings, and she had a lot of good suggestions from her experience, such as which order to put our readings in, how many bits and pieces we could fit, and really unique ideas for readings and photo ops. On the day, she was the perfect mix of warm and assertive - telling our wedding party and guests where to be and what to do without seeming bossy. She just has this air of knowing exactly what she is doing, so everyone just does what she says. It was so calming to have her there, she reminded us and our party about what we had practiced, but also let us know that if we forgot everything, she would handle it and make sure we did what we were supposed to. During the ceremony she spoke with such warmth and genuineness, it felt really personal. We got so many compliments on our ceremony, many saying it was the best, most personal and beautiful ceremony they'd ever seen. Ours was non-religious though we both come from religious families, so we were surprised to hear such genuine positive feedback even from our most traditional Catholic family members. None of this would have been possible without Tade. We would 100% recommend her, hands down.

    Sent on 12/05/2019
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    Vicktoria · Married on 12/08/2019

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    Amazing ceremony experience

    Tade helped us create the perfect ceremony for us, that was personal, sweet and joyful. She was a dream to work with, always on top of everything. Many of our guests went out of their way to tell us how much they loved the ceremony. It was perfect.

    Sent on 15/08/2019
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    Pola Gummer · Married on 29/07/2019

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    The Marrying Lady - Thank you for the PERFECT wedding!

    The process of booking and working on the ceremony was convenient and pleasant. Although we only had a tiny event, Tade helped us and guided us through everything we needed.

    Tade has fantastic energy; fun and calming, she is very professional and has a lot of experience - we felt that at every step of the way. We feel lucky and grateful that Tade performed our ceremony!

    We still don't have our photos, but we'll post them when we get them. Thank you, Tade!

    Sent on 04/08/2019
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    Tori Becker · Married on 28/06/2019

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    The Best Officiant you could Ask for!

    We had a wonderful experience with Tade as our wedding officiant! She was detailed, thorough, patient, and incredibly caring. She valued our opinion and input but also confidently guided us through a process we've never done before.

    Our guests raved about Tade's soothing voice and heartfelt ceremony experience. Her beautiful words brought me to tears (in a good way)! Tade is THE Marrying Lady for a reason - we couldn't have asked for a better person to officiate our wedding!

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    Sent on 19/08/2019
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    Shannon

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    The Marrying Lady made our day so memorable!

    We had such a wonderful experience with Tade. She was incredibly welcoming, friendly and professional. It was truly a pleasure to have "The Marrying Lady" officiate for us, and we highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for the best on their special day. Thank you Tade!

    Sent on 04/04/2019

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