Presence at your marriage ceremony
Whatever your situation, you must be present at your marriage ceremony. Proxy marriages are prohibited in Québec. This means that you cannot give a close friend or relative a mandate to act in your place at the marriage ceremony.
As a result, you are the only person who, at the ceremony, can:
- consent to the marriage, when asked by the officiant;
- sign the declaration of marriage.
The officiant is required to verify your identity.