A Commitment Ceremony

January often brings with it a desire to commit to new things.  Christmas is now in the dim and distant past. A new year stretches into the uncharted waters of the future.  Some people opt for physical self improvement, or creating better habits.  Some take the opportunity to show those they love how they feel.  This is often how couples decide upon a Commitment Ceremony, to affirm their love for each other.

This symbolic ceremony is all about connection, commitment and continuity.  Two people who want to declare their deep commitment to each other.  To celebrate the loving connection they have made and to continue their commitment as their future together blossoms.  It may be a ceremony just for two or they may choose to invite guests; the people who mean the most to them. 

There are many reasons a couple may not wish to legally marry, but who want to declare publicly their dedication and devotion to each other. It may be their way of respecting their past, acknowledging it, after all its what’s shaped their lives until  now, but who are ready to move on.  

A couple who practice different religions, have the opportunity to have readings or prayers recited during their ceremony.  They can demonstrate their acceptance in the others belief. A commitment ceremony may also be an option for those in the LGBTQ+ community.  Within the UK, couples can in general be legally married, but sadly this is not the case in other parts of the world.

There are many other benefits to commitment ceremony. There is no legal paperwork, no waiting period and no limit as to where you hold your ceremony.  It can be tailored just for you.  It can be fun. It can be adventurous. It can be whatever you have imagined your perfect day to be.  To be enjoyed, to be cherished and to have lasting happy memories of the day you committed to each other.