Reaffirmation Ceremonies

Reaffirmation Ceremonies

  Reaffirmation ceremonies are often called Renewal of Vows ceremonies and it is just a matter of personal taste which is applied – maybe Reaffirmation is appropriate if the ceremony comes shortly after the original wedding, and Renewal of Vows more aptly applies...
Surprise Wedding

Surprise Wedding

Last time I wrote about how I want to think about commitment ceremonies (i.e. not to be considered simply as the alienating alternative permitted to the LGBTI community). I have done commitment ceremonies lately for straight couples – one was married already in a...
Commitment Ceremony

Commitment Ceremony

A commitment ceremony is something that was widely understood to be the ceremony you can have when you are not allowed to get married – so was something that same-sex couples accepted as the wedding you have when you are not having a wedding. However, a commitment...
A ‘Buddhist’ Ceremony

A ‘Buddhist’ Ceremony

Some time ago I was asked by a couple to conduct a “Buddhist” ceremony. Inverted commas because I am not a monk. So this is less a theme wedding than an alternative approach – which is the hallmark of civil celebrancy. It also demonstrates again the eclectic nature of...