It is an excellent choice to take the services of a notary to solemnize your civil marriage. As an authorized officiant, it is only the notary who has the ability to give you legal consultation and advice. The notary explains all different choices of matrimonial regime you have (partnership of acquests, separation as to property, community of property etc.) and their effects.
Moreover, the notary could offer you flexibility in terms of waiting delays for your civil marriage. The notary could solemnize your civil marriage after the said delay of 20 days after publication of the bans, while the waiting time at different Court houses could attain 90 days for District of Montreal, 60 days for District of Laval, and 65 days for District of Longueuil.
Getting married by a notary gives you the option to have your civil marriage solemnized at a place chosen by you, as your home, a restaurant, a reception hall, or her ceremony room in her office. Your notary will also give you the option to customize your civil marriage ceremony with speeches and anecdotal stories told by the spouses, their witnesses, their family members or even the notary.