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.

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