Maybe you've been together for years and are looking for a new way to declare your unending commitment to one another. Maybe you've been legally married before and you want to take a different approach this time. Maybe marriage simply just isn't for you. After all, love is love! Maybe you're not from Ireland, you don the legal bit back home, but your heart belongs in Ireland, and, to you, the gesture of a commitment ceremony is what you feel to be your 'real' wedding day. Maybe you got hitched in Vegas but you still want to celebrate in style with those nearest and dearest. If this sounds like you, perhaps a commitment ceremony is just right for you.
Maybe your marriage has survived some tough times and you have come out the other side a stronger couple. Maybe you had a small wedding and never had the opportunity to celebrate with those who mean the most to you. Maybe it's your 25th wedding anniversary. Or maybe you're just looking for the perfect excuse for a good old-fashioned hooley! Whatever the motivation, a vow renewal is a perfect opportunity to reaffirm your commitment to one another. And if you're still struggling to find the perfect excuse for I Do Take Two... well, if it's good enough for Beyoncé...
Whilst the partners legal status does not change, commitment ceremonies can instil a sense of togetherness and solidarity by demonstrating the strength of the resolve of those involved.
A commitment ceremony can be shared with family and friends, or can be held privately without guests as witnesses aren't required. It can look just like a wedding with rituals to honour your relationship, or it can be an intimate exchange between you and your partner. Commitment ceremonies can even be a fully-fledged family affair to strengthen the bonds between parents and step-children in newly formed family units. The options of how we create and curate your commitment ceremony are limitless!
END OF LIFE
At the end of life, people often reflect on the meaning of their lives and think about how to best take advantage of their remaining time. For some, this is making a final display of their commitment to their partner. A wedding or commitment ceremony at this time can give an individual the opportunity to acquire further meaning for themselves and to deepen their connection with loved ones. Such ceremonies hold the potential to enhance a sense of dignity, self-worth and pride in those final days, and can also be a great support to family members at a time when two major life events, marriage and end of life, occur concurrently.