Same Sex Commitment Ceremonies

“Love recognises no boundaries.
It jumps hurdles, leaps fences,
penetrates walls to arrive at its destination,
full of hope.”
(Maya Angelou)

A Same-Sex Commitment Ceremony shares many things in common with Wedding Ceremonies of all kinds. The major difference is that rather than being a legally binding ceremony, it is simply a public affirmation of a couple’s love and commitment to one another.

As a lesbian, gay, or transgender couple, and thus unable to marry under the law as it stands today, these couples still wish to declare their love and commitment for one another in the presence of friends and family.

Same-Sex Commitment Ceremonies may be religious or secular, formal and traditional or loose and unstructured. The makeup of the ceremony will depend on the couple’s own preferences.

For whatever reason a couple wishes to make a commitment to each other, I am here to take the stress out of planning their ceremony!

Your Commitment Ceremony could contain any/all of the following elements:

• Introduction
• Vows
• Readings/Music
• Exchange of Rings or other symbolic Rituals
• Pronouncement of Commitment
• Reception

A Commitment Ceremony requires as much planning as a Wedding Ceremony so I follow a similar process. The only difference is there is no legal paperwork.


  • We’re back from our fabulous honeymoon and thought we’d take time out to thank you so much for making it such a special day.

    We had an absolutely sensational time and could not have asked for a better day.

    Everyone commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and how genuine and caring you were also, so a BIG thank you!

    Jane & Jerome
  • Daniel and I are now officially on our honeymoon…stuck in Los Angeles airport for 8 hours on our way to Nova Scotia.

    While we’re waiting (Waiting! Waiting! Waiting!), we thought we’d take the time to thank you sincerely for the wonderful ceremony you conducted on Sunday afternoon. We can’t believe how perfect it turned out. My Matron of Honour (Alice) told me later that when she gets married she would like her ceremony to be just like ours, as she thought it was beautiful.

    We really felt you put a lot into the occasion and that is why it was so perfect. Thank you so much.

    Ellie & Daniel
  • Having only just arrived home from our honeymoon, we just had to let you know what a marvelous job you did, and also to say ‘thank you’ again.

    Roger and I both thought you were wonderful from the moment we met you. We were both so thankful that you were prepared to listen and understand the informal style of wedding we wanted, and the personal, yet humorous, vows we wanted to share. Your support was fantastic, and we literally could not have done it without you.

    A great job Iain. Thank you so much.

    Roger & Marie
  • Iain, we can’t thank you enough on how wonderful you made our Wedding day.
    You were very professional and offered lots of great suggestions to make our Wedding day truly special.
    We had a number of meetings leading up to the wedding, and a full rehearsal, which put our anxieties at ease and made the day run smoothly.
    We highly recommend your service to other couples as we had the best wedding day, which you helped contribute to.
    Many thanks again Iain, on a great Job.

    Hayley & Jayson
  • Hi Iain!
    Dan and I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic job you did on our wedding day!
    The ceremony went really well and you did a fantastic job on the day!
    We were really pleased with how everything went on the day!
    Thanks again Iain!!!
    Cassandra and Daniel

    Cassandra and Daniel

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