Can you get married without both being present?
A proxy wedding or proxy marriage is a wedding in which one or both of the individuals being united are not physically present, usually being represented instead by other persons. Proxy weddings are not recognized as legally binding in most jurisdictions: both parties must be present.
Do both parties need to be present to get a marriage license in Ontario?
Forms are available in our office. Your parents or legal guardians must also be present at the time you submit your marriage licence application. Everyone is welcome to apply for a marriage licence and get married in Ontario, whether you live here permanently or temporarily.
Should I get a confidential marriage license?
If you and your future wife or husband have performed acts in the capacity of a married couple such as living together as spouses, you may apply for a confidential license. If not, you must purchase a public license.
What is it called when you get married without a marriage license?
The most important thing to understand about a commitment ceremony is that it does not involve laws or government agencies in any way; there's no license or certificate, and the participants' legal status does not change.