Manitoba Marriage Commissioner and Marriage License Vendor
Sheryl Hunnie and Associates     email shunnie@mts.net, text 204-771-6736

Marry Me, Hunnie

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Rates and Services

I offer many services in addition to acting as your Marriage Commissioner.  I am happy to sign papers, officiate your ceremony, run your rehearsal (whether or not I am your officiant), collaborate with you to write a personalized ceremony, or act as a consultant on the ceremony you have tried to put together on your own. In addition to ceremony services, Marry Me, Hunnie is also an official marriage license vendor. 

Every wedding I preside over, whether it be for 15 people or 150 people gets the same attention to detail and commitment.  If you have any questions regarding fees and payment, please use the form on the "Contact Us" page.  Also, be sure to read My Commitment to You.
 
Please be patient with ongoing changes as we navigate through uncertain times. 
 
Please note:
For the time being, all planning meetings will be conducted virtually and all ceremonies will be planned over a series of emails.  Thank you for your understanding.
 



Ceremony Packages

Signature 

Custom Ceremony  Creation and Commission of Marriage 

(also Commitment Ceremony, Vow Renewal)...............................................................$275*

    

My commitment to you on your wedding day is:

  • to arrive 15-30 minutes before your ceremony is to begin, 
  • begin the ceremony on time, 
  • conduct the ceremony in a professional manner, 
  • to interact with your vendors with courtesy, 
  • and complete and file all paperwork. 


Also included:

  •  a  planning meeting to create a personalized Order of Service.  In-person meetings (up to 90 minutes) are scheduled  on a first-come-first-served basis and dates are limited. Ceremonies may also be created over a reasonable number of emails in lieu of a face-to-face meeting. FOR THE TIME BEING, ALL MEETINGS FOR PLANNING YOUR CEREMONY WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY, OR OVER A SERIES OF EMAILS.
  • a keepsake copy of your service on the day of your wedding 
  •  a commemorative certificate  This certificate has no legal standing, but serves as a reminder of your day, suitable for scrapbooking or framing.  As well, if you have children who are not legally eligible to sign the official documents, they can sign this one! There is NO CHARGE for this certificate if you are choosing the Signature Package.
  • access to exclusive content on my web site, including a special offer from Madeline's Weddings and Events!
Signature Magic................................................................................+$75
If you didn't receive a letter by owl on your 11th birthday and would like to add a little magic to your ceremony, a certain professor is available to officiate your wedding.  A thematic ceremony is included. 


Legality Ceremonies and Elopements


Short and Sweet!......................................................................................$200*

Choose a standard ceremony with either a traditional or contemporary theme. The ceremony length is  5-7 minutes.  This option is often the choice of couples who are completing documentation before heading south for a beach side ceremony, but wish to include family (especially grandparents) who may not be travelling. 

Note: The standard ceremony may not be customized or edited, though you are welcome to bring personal vows to share. Should you wish to create a custom  ceremony, or personalize this one, please see Option 1, above


Simple Signing Service: The Essentials

DOCUMENTATION ONLY /LEGAL WITNESS..............................................$175*

This rate applies to couples who wish to be legally married in Manitoba before heading to a destination wedding, or wish to "make it legal" with NO CEREMONY attached to the document completion. 

Couples who book us for a Simple Signing Service are eligible for a 10% discount on future officiating services.

LEGAL WITNESS: If you wish to have a friend officiate for you without having them apply for legal standing,we are happy to witness your ceremony and sign the documentation.  We will ensure the legalities are met and complete and submit your paperwork.


Most services are now available in French with our newest Marriage Commissioner, Rebecca!


Other Services:


Marriage Licenses for  Sale.................................................................$100

We offer flexible hours  (open until 10pm) and will also provide mobile services for a nominal fee.  As Marry Me Hunnie  is not a storefront business, I, or one of my associates, will meet you in a convenient, public location (a coffee shop, usually). We operate primarily in EK/Transcona and River Heights. Until further notice, marriage licences will be sold as a curbside service, following health and safety protocols.



Rehearsal...................................................................................................................$150*

I am willing to run your rehearsal whether or not you hire me as your marriage commissioner. 

Rehearsals are recommended if you have not been to many weddings yourself, or if members of your wedding party are inexperienced. If you have more than 2 attendants each, rehearsals are strongly suggested.  Some venues insist you have a rehearsal, be sure to check at the time of booking. 

If you are being married by a friend who has no idea how to organize your people during the actual ceremony, consider having me run your rehearsal, coach your "day of" officiant and then simply drive off into the sunset.

I will run your rehearsal, suggest processional options, review roles and responsibilities of wedding party members, review the ceremony, and practice the entrance and exit. Rehearsals are 45-60 minutes in duration and require the attendance of all pertinent players.  Be sure to have your music available! Dates are limited.


Note:  Rehearsals need not be held at the wedding venue. Out-of-town rehearsals may not be possible. Travel fees will apply.


Ceremony Consultation Service..................................prices will vary

You have spent hours on Pinterest putting together your ceremony but aren't sure if it is the best it can be.  Does it meet the legal requirements necessary in Manitoba? Is the sequence appropriate?  Is there something you've missed?  Does it flow well? Need help with personal vows?

I would be happy to read your draft ceremony over and provide expert advice as to how you can improve it.  Prices will vary, but expect $25-$50 (no meeting is included in this fee).


Personalized Wedding Ceremony Writing .......................$100

This is an a la carte service  for couples who have a family member or friend licensed to conduct their ceremony but would still like to have a unique, personal ceremony. 

Included is a consultation meeting  to create a personalized Order of Service, choose Vows, Readings, and Unity Symbol (opt.). Ceremonies may also be created over a reasonable number of emails in lieu of a face-to-face meeting.  FOR THE TIME BEING ALL MEETINGS FOR PLANNING YOUR CEREMONY WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY, OR OVER A SERIES OF EMAILS.

The draft copy arising from this planning session is included in the fee. I have three pass back strategy for editing the draft.


A testimonial:

"We had a friend who was going to officiate our wedding so we set out to create our own wedding vows. We wanted our vows to be unique to us and wanted them to really capture our relationship. Far too complicated for an already stressed bride! Fortunately, we found "Marry Me, Hunnie". All of our contact with Sheryl was online as we had minimal time to meet with her in person. Sheryl was such a great find - prompt and very easy going! A breath of fresh air in the wedding industry. She loves what she's doing! After a few rough drafts we had our final wedding vows. Vows so good I tear up every time I read them. Everyone - family, friends and DJs- wanted to know who wrote our vows. We will be recommending her to all of our engaged friends in the future!"


Baby Welcoming ..............................................................................................$200

In most cultures and traditions, the occasion of a baby's birth is marked by a welcoming ceremony.  Often the baby's name is officially "bestowed" and parents may be called on to make promises to raise to raise their child according to certain ordinances. 

I am pleased to offer an alternative to a traditional christening or bris milah by working with you to create a meaningful ceremony that formally welcomes your new baby to your family, your community, and the world.



Due to the amount of construction in and around downtown Winnipeg, I will be taking advantage of valet or preferred parking (including parkade) wherever possible.  This cost (up to $20) will be added to the invoice. 


*All fees noted above apply to events held within city limits. 

Should you wish to be married beyond the Perimeter, travel will apply. Expenses will vary, and are calculated at CRA rates from my home to the venue.


Retainer Information: 

Please note that a non-refundable retainer of $150 is due immediately upon booking. This retainer  guarantees your date and my commitment to you. 


IMPORTANT:

Until retainers are paid, all dates are considered "tentative" and are NOT guaranteed. 

I reserve the right to withdraw any agreement to act as your Commissioner if your retainer has not been made within 3 days of initial contact. (Wedding Show bookings are scheduled as deposits are received.)

The balance of your account must be paid any time prior to your wedding day.  The rehearsal day is usually a convenient time at which to settle your account.

I am happy to accept cash, cheque, money order, or e-transfer payments. Cheques must be received 5 banking days before the ceremony date. 

 For more information, be sure to read "Our Commitment to You".