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CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE. You’re waiting for marriage equality but the law hasn’t changed to allow you to marry. In the meantime I can conduct a commitment ceremony that celebrates your relationship and love for each other.

Celebrate with your family and friends. I’ll work with you to prepare a stunning ceremony that is all about you and your love.

THE PROCEDURES
A commitment ceremony is like a wedding ceremony except the legal phrasing is removed. You can still make vows, exchange rings or even wills. The procedures are similar to a traditional wedding.

GREETING
I welcome your guests to a celebration of the love and commitment and say a few words about your relationship, or about love/commitment in general.

VOWS
The couple declares their intent to be a committed couple and may make promises about what that commitment means. You may write your own vows or I can write them for you.

READINGS & MUSIC
You can have poems, hymns, quotes, personal writing, passages of literature - it's up to your personal preference and tastes.

EXCHANGE OF RINGS
You can also choose to exchanges rings, and says a few words about what these rings mean.

PRONOUNCEMENT OF COMMITMENT
I announce to your guests that you as a couple are now joined/united (whatever word you prefer to say).

RECEPTION
Most couples will follow the ceremony with a reception of some kind. As with all weddings, there are no rules as to what this should be - it can be very formal and traditional, or as casual as a backyard picnic.

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