Basically you have to go to a government office – I think a city office, pay some $$ and get the licence.
When you go, if either of you have been divorced, you have to take some more documents to prove it.
Note that municipal offices usually use banker’s hours and it can take awhile.
Your officiant should be able to give some details. There was no required wording, at least not in the city of Toronto. PS it’s the same if you live out of province, as we did.
Day of (or whenever really) your officiant and you and some other people sign it, then you get part and the officiant mails in part. The package of papers from the municipal office will come with a form to request a formal marriage certificate, short form or long form. I think I got both and it was $30 or so. That said, they both came folded, so not nice if you want to frame it or anything.
Unfortunately without some baseline, I can’t tell you if ceremonies in our circles are different from yours or not!
General ceremony goes like this:
People walk up to the front, someone is an officiant, bride walks in (usually with father). officiant talks, vows are exchanged, registry is signed, officiant says “i now present the married couple, or mr and mrs X or “chris and kerry” ” kiss, clap, leave.
sometimes there’s unity candles, songs, hymns, readings, “who gives this bride” etc etc
later optionals: receiving lines, speeches, garter toss, slideshows, bouquet toss, bridal party entry into meal, dancing, etc etc.