A commitment ceremony is a meaningful and touching occasion specially designed for couples (of all persuasions) to publicly celebrate and declare their love for each other in the presence of family and friends. A commitment ceremony enables a couple to make a commitment to each other without the legal implications of a wedding ceremony – ie no marriage licence.
Alternatively, a renewal of vows, recommitment or reaffirmation ceremony can be a wonderful way for married couples to celebrate their love, commitment and life’s accomplishments; and to reaffirm their marriage vows and the strengthening of the relationship for years to come.
It could be a special anniversary, or a major milestone, or you may simply just want to re-commit to each other.
As you have already satisfied the legal requirements for marriage, reaffirming your vows is a meaningful occasion not only for you as a couple, but also your family and a touching gesture to include any children as part of the ceremony.
A reaffirmation ceremony could also be a way for a couple who have married overseas, to celebrate with family and friends who perhaps weren’t able to attend the wedding.