Child Welcoming Ceremony

This ceremony is a special celebration that welcomes your child into your family. This special occasion gives family members and friends the opportunity to make promises to your child such as providing him/her with love, support, and guidance throughout his/her life.

This is also a time when many parents name their child.

Adult friends and/or relatives, chosen by you, play the role of "guardians" (often referred to as "godparents" in religious ceremonies) who will make lifelong pledges to your child.

Child Welcoming ceremonies are not just for babies. Children of any age can have a ceremony, or it can be used to welcome adoptive and/or stepchildren into your family.

As every child is unique, Child Welcomings are created with your family’s heritage and cultural traditions in mind. The inclusion of songs, poems, foods, and the giving of gifts, are all encouraged.

Parents do not have to be married to hold a Child Welcoming, but the birth certificate of your child must be presented at the time of booking.

Child Welcoming ceremonies may be held in your home, the home of a relative or friend, at a reception hall, or another venue of your choice.



Katherine Dimou, B.A., Dip.B.Admin., W.P.I.C.C.
Licensed Marriage Officiant & Wedding Day Coordinator


Proudly serving Stratford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, and the Niagara region