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Le Nouveau Penser has officiants at the four corners of Quebec and proposes marriages, vows renewal, baptism, funeral ceremonies

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Wedding ceremony

Joining together two persons who love each other is one of the most important moments of their lives.

 

Couples are looking to illustrate the importance of their commitment and make it a memorable journey.

 

Le Nouveau Penser allows you to celebrate legally and spiritually your marriage, therefore fulfilling your expectations, whether it is a first marriage or not, from different beliefs or religion, or same sex marriage.

 

Our officiants offers flexibility, respect, punctuality regarding date, time at the venue of your choice.

 

Authorized by the government of the province of Quebec, the officiant's responsibility is to bring together all the required documents and register your marriage at the Directeur de l'état civil.

frequently asked questions

Regarding one day officiant

 

Is it favorable to choose a family member, a friend as a one day officiant for our marriage ?

 

Two situations appear

1) Unfortunately this person cannot offer his replacement in case of an emergency situation.

 

The result: YOU CANNOT GO FORWARD WITH YOUR MARRIAGE. IT CANNOT BE POSPONED.

The marriage must be officiated by this person mentioned and at the date referred on the one time licence from the Directeur de l'état civil.

 

2) What happens if required documents do not meet expectancies ?

The Directeur de l'état civil will refuse to register your marriage; therefore you will not be legally married.

 

Where can we officiate a marriage ?

Our officiants are fully licensed by the Directeur de l'état civil to officiate at any given place with a civic address in the province of Quebec.

 

When can we officiate a marriage ?

You may get married at any given time on a weekday, weekend or evening.

 

How long does a ceremony last ?

About 25 to 30 minutes.

 

Are friends and family allowed to participate in the ceremony ?

Certainly, we encourage the future bride and groom to bring loved one's to participate in the ceremony with a reading, music performance and many more creative ideas.

 

May we modify wording and text of the ceremony ?

We may make modifications in accordance to your preferences with the approval of your officiant. Please note that the text from the obligations of the civil law cannot be modified.

 

How will the officiant be dressed ?

Usually people prefers the officiant to be dressed in civilian clothing, they may also be dressed with a robe, a white gown and stole in order to meet your beliefs.

 

How many meetings are required with the officiant ?

Usually a first appointment with the officiant at his office will demand at least 60 minutes and it is decided in accordance with his and your availability. A second one will be for the signing of the publications of the bans with one person who will witness the written information on the document.

 

How much is the officiant's fee for a marriage ?

The fee varies in accordance with the distance the officiant has to cover. Please note that it is a turn-key fee pertaining to the ceremony.

  • Opening the application fil
  • Meeting with the officiant
  • Filing of the application
  • Transport to the venue of the ceremony
  • The ceremony
  • Registration of the marriage at l'état civil
  • Taxes

 

Contact us to obtain the fee at the venue of your choice for your marriage.

 

Do we need witnesses on the wedding day ?

Each spouse on the wedding day needs a witness to sign the declaration of marriage.

 

Can a marriage ceremony be officiated bilingually ?

We have officiants that are able to offer bilingual services. French, English, Italian, Spanish and Iranian.

 

Do we need to make the reservation in advance for our marriage ceremony ?

We recommend that you do as soon as you decide the time, date and place of the venue for your wedding ceremony. Please note, the law requires that the publication of the bans must be posted in the juridical district of the venue 20 days before the wedding, In order to proceed with this obligation of the law, we must bring together in advance, all the required documents to go ahead with the publication.

 

What are the required documents to proceed with a marriage ?

In a first case marriage the required document is the birth certificate from the Directeur de l’état civil for a person born in Quebec or from the province of origin or country of origin. The certificate must be written in French or English. A certificate written in a foreign language other than French or English has to be translated by a member of the Order of Quebec translators Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agrées du Québec.

 

Regarding a divorced person, a divorce certificate is required and may be obtain through the clerk office at the Court House of your district

 

In the situation that a spouse is deceased, a Death certificate is required.

 

I was born in Quebec and have in my possession a birth certificate, how do I know if it is valid ?

First, it must not be plasticized. Looking on the left part of the document halfway to bottom there is a number starting with 119... This document should be valid if printed on the blue filigran official paper from the government.

 

I am born in Quebec and do not have on hand my birth certificate, how do I go about ordering it ?

 

Look up the web site of the Directeur de l'État civil du Quebec www.etatcivil.gouv.qc.ca. You may print or complete directly on site the document to order your birth certificate. The delay is 10 workdays to receive your certificate. The situation is urgent, you may order with the accelerated method and the delay will be 3 workdays.

 

Is the registration of the marriage made by the Officiant ?

The officiant by his licence is committed to assemble all the required documents and register the wedding at l'État civil of the province of Quebec. Upon receiving the declaration of marriage at the government, you will receive a letter to that effect and you will be invited to order your wedding certificate. The officiant by law is not authorized to file for the wedding certificate in your name.

 

How do we go about reserving with Le Nouveau Penser ?

The reservation is made as soon as you have decided upon the day, time and venue for your marriage.

On our website www.lenouveaupenser.com look-up your region and team with one of our officiant or call the office of Le Nouveau Penser at (514) 254-2951. Our directors will note the information pertaining to your marriage and will designate the next available person to officiate your marriage. This officiant will call you in the next 24 hours.

 

How do we go about payment for the reservation of marriage ?

Within two weeks of the reservation Le Nouveau Penser requires to have in hand a 200$ deposit to confirm your reservation. Usually it is paid by check, money order, bank transfer, or via Paypal. (15$ extra charge applies in this situation). Upon reception of your deposit you will receive a confirmation and receipt.

 

What is the meaning of non confessional organization or without confession ?

The meaning is that we are not related to any particular religion and that ceremonies are officiated in the respect of everyone's beliefs and religion.

Baptism

It is a celebration of welcoming officially a child into this world. Le Nouveau Penser considers baptism a traditional day to celebrate.

frequently asked questions

Does baptism require to be registered at the government ?

None is required, registration of birth is declared at the hospital when the child is born.

 

Does baptism allows the child to marry in the future ?

It is the birth certificate from l'état civil that allows the person to be married and not the baptism certificate.

 

Later on in life, can my child be married religiously ?

As an adult this person will choose to be baptised or married in accordance with the dogma of a religion.

 

What are the religious, legal or juridical conditions to baptize a child ?

None.

 

What are the required documents to proceed with baptism ?

None.

 

Do you provide a document stating that the baptism has taken place ?

After the ceremony a Baptism certificate duly signed by the officiant is given to the parents.

 

Do we need a god mother and a god father for the baptism ?

We suggest that there is a god mother and god father, and more we may recommend two god mothers or two god fathers.

 

Where can we celebrate a baptism ?

At the place of your choice, home, garden, hotel...

 

How long the baptism ceremony will last ?

The ceremony will last about 25 to 30 minutes.

 

When can we do a baptism ceremony ?

At the time of your choice, during the week, weekends or evening.

 

Loved one's are they allowed to participate in the baptism ceremony ?

We approve of such involvement. Time is allowed to do a lecture, play music, and more. Be creative.

 

May we modify wording and text of the ceremony ?

We may make modifications in accordance to your preferences with the approval of your officiant.

 

How will the officiant be dressed ?

Usually people prefers the officiant to be dressed in civilian clothing, they may also be dressed with a robe, a white gown and stole in order to meet your beliefs.

 

How much is the officiant's fee for a baptism ?

The fee varies in accordance with the distance the officiant has to cover. Please note that it is a turn-key fee pertaining to the ceremony.

 

Contact us to obtain the fee at the venue of your choice for your child's baptism.

 

How do we go about reserving with Le Nouveau Penser ?

You may go ahead s soon as you have decided upon the day, time and venue for your marriage.

On our website www.lenouveaupenser.com look-up your region and team with one of our officiant or call the office of Le Nouveau Penser at (514) 254-2951, they will note the information pertaining to your marriage and will designate the next available person to officiate your marriage. This officiant will call you in the next 24 hours.

 

How do we go about payment for the baptism ?

Usually it is paid directly to the officiant by check, money order, or bank transfer.

spiritual marriage

A spiritual marriage allows two persons to be married with no religious, no legal or no juridical obligations.

frequently asked questions

What is the difference between a legal and spiritual marriage ?

Regarding the ceremony it remains the same with the exception that the articles of the law are not read. Signatures are done only in the registry of the Nouveau Penser, in this situation, there is no legal declaration to the government.

 

Is there any document required for a spiritual marriage ?

None is required.

 

Are witnesses needed for the spiritual marriage ?

It is honorary for the spouses to have each a witness.

 

Where can we officiate a spiritual marriage ?

A spiritual marriage ceremony can be officiated at the place of your choice.

 

When can we officiate a spiritual marriage ?

You may get spiritually married at any given time on a weekday, weekend or evening.

 

Are friends and family allowed to participate in the spiritual ceremony ?

Certainly, we encourage the bride and groom to bring loved one's to participate in the ceremony with a reading, music performance and many more creative ideas.

 

How will the officiant be dressed ?

Usually people prefers the officiant to be dressed in civilian clothing, they may also be dressed with a robe, a white gown and stole in order to meet your beliefs.

 

How many meetings are required with the officiant ?

One appointment is sufficient at his office, it will demand at least 60 minutes and the appointment is decided in accordance with his and your availability.

 

May we modify wording and text of the spiritual ceremony ?

We may make modifications in accordance to your preferences with the approval of your officiant. Please note that the articles from the obligations of the civil are not read in this case.

 

Can a spiritual marriage ceremony be officiated bilingually ?

We have officiants that are able to offer bilingual services. French, English, Italian, Spanish and Iranian.

 

Do we need to make the reservation in advance for our marriage ceremony ?

We recommend that you do as soon as you decide the time, date and place of the venue for your wedding ceremony.

 

How much is the officiant's fee for a spiritual marriage ?

The fee varies in accordance with the distance the officiant has to cover.

Please note that it is a turn-key fee pertaining to the ceremony.

 

Contact us to obtain the fee at the venue of your choice for your spiritual marriage.

 

How do we go about reserving with Le Nouveau Penser ?

You make your reservation as soon as you have decided upon the day, time and venue for your marriage. On our website www.lenouveaupenser.com look-up your region and team with one of our officiant or call the office of Le Nouveau Penser at (514) 254-2951, the Directors will note the information pertaining to your marriage and will designate the next available person to officiate your marriage. This officiant will call you in the next 24 hours.

 

How do we go about payment ?

Usually it is paid directly to the officiant by check, money order, or bank transfer.

Vows Renewal

frequently asked questions

Where can we officiate a vows renewal ceremony ?

At any given place.

 

When can we officiate a vows renewal ceremony ?

You may renew your vows at any given time on a weekday, weekend or evening.

 

What are the required legal documents and religious conditions to proceed with a vows renewal ceremony ?

There is no legal documents required and there is no religious conditions.

 

Are witnesses needed for the vows renewal ceremony ?

It is honorary for the spouses to have each a witness.

 

How many meetings are required with the officiant ?

One appointment is sufficient at his office, it will demand at least 60 minutes and the appointment is decided in accordance with his and your availability.

 

Are friends and family allowed to participate in the vows renewal ceremony ?

Certainly, we encourage the spouses to bring loved one's to participate in the ceremony with a reading, music performance and many more creative ideas.

 

May we modify wording and text of the vows renewal ceremony ?

We may make modifications in accordance to your preferences with the approval of your officiant.

 

How will the officiant be dressed ?

Usually people prefers the officiant to be dressed in civilian clothing, they may also be dressed with a robe, a white gown and stole in order to meet your beliefs.

 

Can a vow renewal ceremony be officiated bilingually ?

We have officiants that are able to offer bilingual services. French, English, Italian, Spanish and Iranian.

 

Do we need to make the reservation in advance for our vows renewal ceremony ?

We recommend that you do as soon as you decide the time, date and place of the venue for your ceremony.

 

How much is the officiant's fee for a spiritual marriage ?

The fee varies in accordance with the distance the officiant has to cover. Please note that it is a turn-key fee pertaining to the ceremony.

 

Contact us to obtain the fee at the venue of your choice for your spiritual marriage.

 

How do we go about reserving with Le Nouveau Penser ?

As soon as you have decided upon the day, time and venue for your marriage.

 

On our website www.lenouveaupenser.com look-up your region and team with one of our officiant or call the office of Le Nouveau Penser at (514) 254-2951, they will note the information pertaining to your marriage and will designate the next available person to officiate your marriage. This officiant will call you in the next 24 hours.

 

How do we go about payment for the reservation for vows renewal ?

Usually it is paid by check, money order, bank transfer. Upon reception of your deposit you will receive a confirmation and receipt.

funeral ceremony

The Nouveau Penser will guide you with the funeral ceremony and will support you through this difficult time. The officant will respectfully help you to understand more clearly what death is, so you can be at peace with what has taken place in your life and also the experience of the life of your beloved. To be able to pay tribute to a loved one is very important for everyone concerned.

frequently asked questions

What kind of funeral ceremony is it ?

It is a spriritual ceremony.

 

Where can a funeral ceremony be held ?

The funeral ceremony is usually held at the funeral parlor and may also happen at the place of your choice, a vineyard, reception hall or private residence.

 

May we modify wording and text of the ceremony ?

We may make modifications in accordance to your preferences with the approval of your officiant.

 

Can a marriage ceremony be officiated bilingually ?

We have officiants that are able to offer bilingual services. French, English, Italian, Spanish and Iranian.

 

How much is the officiant's fee for a funeral ?

The fee varies in accordance with the distance the officiant has to cover. Please note that it is a turn-key fee pertaining to the ceremony.

 

Contact us to obtain the fee at the venue of your choice for the funeral ceremony.

 

How do we go about reserving with Le Nouveau Penser ?

The reservation is made as soon as you have decided upon the day, time and venue for your marriage.

 

On our website www.lenouveaupenser.com look-up your region and team with one of our officiant or call the office of Le Nouveau Penser at (514) 254-2951. Our directors will note the information pertaining to your marriage and will designate the next available person to officiate your marriage. This officiant will call you in the next 24 hours.

 

How do we go about payment for the reservation of the funeral ceremony ?

Usually it is paid by check, money order, bank transfer. Upon reception of your deposit you will receive a confirmation and receipt.