A commitment ceremony is a public declaration of a couples’ love for one another and is very similar to a wedding ceremony. The only real difference is that there is no legal component involved. A Commitment Ceremony can be as formal or informal as you would like and can add substance and joy to any relationship, regardless of sex, age or cultural background.
The ceremony outline could look something like this:
Processional – The couple enter either separately or together
Welcome/Introduction – Welcoming all guests to the celebration and a few words about the couple and their love for each other.
Reading/Music – Prose, poetry and favourite music add meaning and colour to the ceremony
Asking – Formally asking ‘Do you take XX to be your life long partner….?”
Vows – The couple declare their promises to each other
Exchange of Rings
Declaration – announcing that you are now life partners and may now kiss!
Signing – the couple are invited to sign a decorative certificate
Conclusion & Final Blessing – wishing every happiness for your future life together.