Vow Renewals.

Reaffirmation ceremonies are just a special as weddings, celebrating enduring love and continued commitment. While a vow renewal is usually a more intimate, laid back affair compared to most weddings, you’ll be glad you captured the day with a professional photography package. Vow Renewal packages for up to 2 hours start at $500.00 and include all digital negatives and 50 4×6 prints.  A renewal is an emotional event, often marking a major milestone, and many couples still opt to wait to see each other until they walk down the aisle, just as they would the first time around. We offer scaled down 4 – 6 Hour packages that are a great fit for less formal, shorter-duration Vow Renewal ceremonies/receptions, with the same customizable features available in our wedding packages.

Who can get married in Nova Scotia

Find information on who can get married in Nova Scotia, how to obtain a marriage licence and how to order a marriage certificate. A Marriage License must be purchased from a Deputy Issuer of Marriage Licenses before two people can marry in the Province of Nova Scotia.


You can get married in Nova Scotia if you’re 19 or older and not currently married. You need a signed consent form if you’re 17 or 18. You can’t get married if you’re 16 or younger.

Both people getting married need to complete the Marriage Licence Application and Affidavit Form. The Affidavit Form needs to be witnessed by an authorized agent. If both parties are not available to apply in person, contact Vital Statistics. You can apply for a licence and get married in Nova Scotia even if you don’t live in the province.

How to apply

  1. Visit Access Nova Scotia or a Deputy Issuer of Marriage Licences in your community.
  2. Complete the application form they give you.
  3. Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
  4. Include payment with your application.
  5. Give your completed application, supporting documents and payment to the Deputy Issuer.
  6. The Deputy Issuer gives you a Marriage Licence.
  7. Give your Marriage Licence to your religious representative, justice of the peace or judge before the marriage ceremony.

How long it takes

You should get the licence right away. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your form hasn’t been filled in correctly.


$132.70 as of January 2019

Payment options See all fees for Vital Statistics certificates, licences and services.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, debit card, cheque, money order, cash. A cheque or money order should be made payable to the Minister of Finance. Payment options may vary depending on how you apply.

Before you start

Make sure you have:

  • signed piece of government-issued identification and proof of age for both people getting married
  • proof of divorce if either person getting married is divorced (Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute), along with the affidavit
  • proof of death if either person getting married is widowed
  • written consent of your parents or guardians, if required (the Deputy Issuer has the required consent forms)
This content is from the Government of Nova Scotia. Please visit Government of Nova Scotia website to confirm all info.