Melbourne Commitment Ceremony

A commitment ceremony is not legally binding like a marriage, but is a way of publicly affirming your love and dedication to each other as a couple.

You may want to express and celebrate your commitment to each other with all the formality and solemnity of a marriage ceremony.

Or, you may prefer a more informal, but equally meaningful, expression of your love before close friends and family.

Commitment ceremonies are often used as an alternative for same-sex couples (who cannot be legally married in Australia presently) or people from religions who forbid western-style marriages; please understand I offer my services as your commitment ceremony celebrant warmly to all couples

At our first consultation, I will start with the “big picture” you have in mind for your commitment ceremony and then move into details. Then over the next few weeks or months, I will liaise with you until you feel the ceremony has the words, music and symbols that truly express the love and commitment you feel for each other. About a week before the commitment ceremony, we will have a rehearsal. And finally, there’s the “big day” with a ceremony that all will remember and enjoy!

I would love to work with you to develop a personalised and meaningful commitment ceremony. Afterwards if you desire, I will present you with a special “Commitment Certificate” keepsake.

Please contact me here with any enquiries.


Latest commitment ceremonies:

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Rosemary Salvaris

Ready or not…

Amidst much laughter and celebration I conducted a Ceremony of Commitment on Saturday for two women who love each other and want the world to know of their life partnership. What a pity that Australia isn’t ready to recognise same sex weddings!

Melbourne Marriage Celebrant Rosemary Salvaris

Life-long commitment

I conducted two beautiful and very different ceremonies last week. the first was a Commitment Ceremony between two people who wanted to make a public declaration before friends and family of their life-long love. The other was a simple, warm and traditional wedding in a small chapel with bridesmaids, groomsmen and all the trimmings.