In Australia same sex Marriages are not legally recogised. A Commitment Ceremony whereby each partner commits himself/herself to the other is an alternative. The Ceremony can be conducted the same as a Marriage Ceremony, just removing the legal components (Monitum and Legal Vows). Partners commit themselves to each other, and express their love and loyalty through promises and mutual affirmations. It’s not just same sex partners whom choose to have a Commitment Ceremony, some couples (man and woman) choose not to legally marry, but would like a ceremony to celebrate and pledge their love and commitment to one another. Whatever the case may be, it is a way to formalise their union as a couple, in an intimate setting or before their family and friends.
Most ceremonies generally last for approximately 20-45 minutes depending on the content and rituals chosen.
My services include the following:
~ Commitment Certificate
~ Professional PA system – microphone & music input.
~ Ceremony rehearsal at ceremony venue
~ Signing table
~ Unlimited phone calls & emails
~ Complete Ceremony Script
- Format of the ceremony
- Personal vows
- Rituals – Sand Ceremony, Hand Fasting, Painting, Love Locks, Ring Ceremony, planting of a plant the list goes on.
A couple who already have children may want to incorporate a Naming Ceremony for the children or include their children in the Ceremony. Family and friends maybe be asked to read a poem or perform a song. The options are once again endless.
Traditional, cultural, unique or themed, whatever your style, I can assist you in creating a personalised ceremony, that fulfills your desires.
I do request a deposit be paid to secure your preferred date and from there we can get started with creating your dream ceremony.
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