Commitment Rites

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Some people want to declare their loving bond before family and friends without entering into a legally binding contract. You may perhaps have a religious or philosophical objection to Western-style marriage, you may perhaps be legally unable to marry, but still want to affirm your love with a public ceremony. A commitment ceremony can involve as little or as much ritual as you like, and provides you with a special celebration before kith and kin.

At our first consultation, I will start with the “big picture” you have in mind for your commitment ceremony and then move into details. Then I will liaise with you until you feel the ceremony has the words, music and symbols that truly express the loving bond you feel for each other. About a week before the commitment ceremony, we will have a rehearsal. And finally, there’s the “big day” with a ceremony that all will remember and enjoy!

I would love to work with you to develop a personalised and meaningful commitment ceremony. If you wish it, I will present you with a special “Commitment Certificate” keepsake as part of the ceremony.

Same Sex Ceremonies

While marriages between people of the same sex are not legal in Australia, a commitment ceremony is an occasion where you can openly celebrate your loving relationship in front of your friends and relatives.