Commitment Ceremonies / Non-Legal Weddings
A commitment ceremony is very similar to any other kind of wedding. 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 can be as formal or as relaxed as you decide to make it and can provide a meaningful and public celebration of a couples’ love for each other.
Although the makeup of the ceremony depends almost entirely on the couples’ own preferences, the general key elements are as follows.
Welcome / Introduction
I will welcome guests to the celebration and say a few words about the couple’s relationship, and about commitment in general.
Readings Best Celebrants
A ceremony will usually also include music and readings, which may include poems, passages of literature, famous quotes, or personal writings.
Vows Melbourne Celebrants
This is the part where the couple declares their commitment and makes promises for their future together. I am more than happy to assist you with the creation of these vows.
Exchange of Rings
The couple may choose to exchange rings and say a few words about what these rings mean to them.
Alternatively, the couple may choose to include one the many Unity Ceremonies available to create that extra special moment.
Pronouncement of Marriage
I will announce to the guests that the couple are now joined, as partners for life – or any other alternative – and will invite the couple to share a kiss to seal and celebrate their unity.
A professionally printed certificate will be presented to the couple for signing, to commemorate the event.
Music Marriage Celebrants
Favourite songs/music can be played to set the right mood for the event.