What is a commitment ceremony and why have one?
There are a number of reasons why you may not want to get married legally - financial or tax reasons, personal, family-related, moral or religious. Another example: in some places, there’s a waiting period to get remarried after a divorce and, of course, you cannot marry someone new if you’re already married. If either of you has previously been married and the situation is a bit messy, a commitment ceremony may be a great option.
Perhaps, you the idea of a traditional legal wedding and wedding ceremony simply do not suit who you are as individuals but you still value the importance of making a public pledge and commitment to each other.
It may be that you are going to marry legally but wish to celebrate your day prior to conducting the legalities - a commitment ceremony would be the perfect option.
I offer a free, 45 minute, consultation meeting so that we can discuss your requirements and get to know each other.
Commitment celebration ceremonies cost £600** and include
Personalised commitment celebration ceremony, crafted to suit you
Pre-ceremony smudging ritual
Support and ideas to help you write your own vows or other special elements
Suggestions for poems, music and symbolic gestures
Liaison with friends/family members to gather background information (if required)
1 rehearsal at the venue or location
One symbolic action (all materials supplied for you to keep) *additional symbolic actions charged at £50 each
Commitment celebration certificate for you to sign on the day and keep (in a keepsake box)
Presentation version of your commitment ceremony script (sent to you after the day)
**All travel for meetings, rehearsal and on the day within 50 mile radius of CB25