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Commitments

A commitment ceremony is often very similar to many other kinds of weddings.

The difference is that rather than being a legally binding ceremony, it is simply a public affirmation of a couples’ commitment to one another.

A commitment ceremony may be religious or secular, formal and traditional or loose and unstructured. The makeup of the ceremony will depend on the rules of the celebrant, the law under the Marriage Act 1961 and the couple’s own preferences.

I plan a commitment ceremony with all the seriousness and dignity of any marriage I would perform.

Depending upon the couple’s spiritual faith, there will be different rituals in the ceremony. Commitment Ceremonies are for people who cannot marry for legal reasons, or for couples who have been together but are not ready for marriage, but would like to make a commitment to each other.

You can have a private ceremony with just the people concerned, or you can have guests to witness your commitment to each other.

This ceremony is not to be confused with a legal marriage, and it is not legally binding on those who participate. Each ceremony is unique to the couple.

Working with me as your Celebrant, we can create your own special celebration by selecting words, vows, music and readings that are special to you. A Commitment Certificate is presented