A Commitment Ceremony is for couples, who for legal or other personal reasons are unable to marry, but their love for each other is strong enough so they wish to make a public commitment to each other, in the presence of their family and friends.
A commitment ceremony is very similar to a wedding ceremony only rather than being a legally binding ceremony, it is simply a public affirmation of a couple’s commitment to one another.
Couples who were married overseas often choose this type of ceremony, so they can re-celebrate their union in front of their family and friends who were unable to join them for their wedding.
Same Gender Couples often choose Commitment Ceremonies as an opportunity to have a meaningful and moving ceremony, which you can celebrate before your family and friends, as same sex marriages are NOT legal in Australia.
Couples who have found their soul mate, the person you wish to grow old with but don’t wish to be legally married or are unable to be legally married find this ceremony meets their needs
Multicultural traditions, values and beliefs can also be incorporated into a Commitment Ceremony.
It may contain many aspects of a wedding ceremony – most contain the following elements: Introduction, Readings, Vows, Poems, The Giving of Rings and a Declaration.
There are no legal requirements for this type of ceremony.
Certificate of Commitment
A Certificate of Commitment is given to the couple at the conclusion of the ceremony. It makes a lovely keepsake to mark this special occasion.