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Commitment Ceremonies

 

 

You’ve found the person you wish to grow old with but don’t wish to be legally married or are unable to be legally married.

A Commitment ceremony is a celebration of the bond of love between any two people, not necessarily same sex couples.
A commitment ceremony is very similar to a wedding ceremony only rather than being a legally binding ceremony, it is a public affirmation of a couple's commitment to one another.


At this time in Australia commitments are not legally recognized as a marriage. Commitment ceremonies can be celebrated publicly with family and friends, or  privately and intimately. It is your choice!

You can have all the key elements of a traditional wedding ceremony in a commitment ceremony including any rituals, readings, poems, music and songs.

You will need to think especially about the vows and promises that you will be making to one another.

Most importantly, your ceremony should reflect who you are and how you both feel about your relationship, your hopes and wishes for each other.

What do you need to do?

Contact me to see if I am available and ask any questions you may have. We can then organise a suitable time to meet to get to know one another and to discuss further questions or queries. I will go through my commitment ceremony planner with you which contains samples of ceremonies, poems, ceremonial rituals, vows etc to assist in the development of your personalised ceremony.

 

I will then leave you with the planner and we will agree the best way to keep in contact - in person, by email, fax, phone or mail.

 

Close to the ceremony date, we will meet again to go through the ceremony and make a date for a rehearsal at the ceremonial venue (if desired).

 
 

What is my commitment to you?

  • Complete choice of a personalised ceremony.
  • Loan of my Commitment Ceremony Planner.
  • Unlimited access to me to discuss your ceremony.
  • I will create your personalised, individual Ceremony and give you a commemorative copy.
  • A rehearsal if desired at your chosen venue.
  • A certificate of commitment.
  • I will arrive at least 20 minutes before your ceremony is due to commence.
  • A guarantee of total familiarity with your ceremony and also that my part will be read with total interest and sincerity.
  • I will provide a table, chair and tablecloth if required, for the signing of the certificate.
  • I have a professional PA system to ensure everyone can hear the entire ceremony.
  • I have a walkman that I can attach to my PA system for the playing of music.
  • I don’t race off after your ceremony, trying to get to another ceremony. I do not book ceremonies back to back, I am there to give you my best attention.

  Please contact me if you would like to discuss any variations to the service I can provide. I am more than happy to meet up with you for a chat.