British Columbia Weddings
BC, Canada travel planning guide
Our travel planning guide provides the information to get started in your wedding planning bliss. There are, just under, 200 BC communities online with listings of accommodations, halls, restaurants, photographers, wedding planners, caterers, parks, flower gardens, etc.
British Columbia, Canada provides the ideal settings and the unique destinations necessary to accommodate small and large weddings. The province of BC, Canada resorts and retreats provide the contacts for planning a wedding and the many picturesque wilderness settings ideal for any outdoor and indoor ceremony.
BC weddings are held at resorts and retreats situated on sandy beaches, up on mountain peaks and resting on river banks and lakes. Some wedding accommodations are surrounded by flower gardens while others provide privacy and are hidden in the forest.
Our travel planning website provides the information to get started in your wedding planning bliss. There are, just under, 200 BC communities online with full lists of accommodations, halls, restaurants, photographers, wedding planners, caterers, parks, flower gardens, etc. Online is an extensive database with contact information necessary to plan a large wedding celebration or a small intimate personal gathering with friends and family.
Married couples have the freedom in British Columbia to decide how they would prefer to be wed... for example some may decide on a traditional religious wedding in a church conducted by a religious figurehead of their preferred denomination or some prefer a civil wedding conducted by a marriage commissionaire who has been accredited by the province of BC, Canada.
To be married in British Columbia, you do not have to be a resident but are required to get a marriage licence which is valid to be used only in British Columbia. The age of consent to be married in BC is 19 years old. If one or both of the people in the wedding party have been recently divorced outside the last 31 days then documentation must be provided showing 31 days have past since the divorce papers were issued by the courts.
When applying for a licence to be married in British Columbia either the bride or the groom need to apply for the licence producing identification for both of the individuals who are planning to marry and host a wedding. The paperwork required when applying would include identification showing your full names (including given names), birth date and place, marital status and current address. The marriage licence is issued at that time of applying and is valid for 3 months.
The BC wedding ceremony can be presided over by a religious individual or by a marriage commissioner who must have been appointed by the Vital Statistics Agency Chief Executive Officer. Within 48 hours of the ceremony a Marriage Registration Form must be sent to the Vital Statistic Agency.
Congratulations to you both on finding true love!