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Naming Ceremonies

What is a naming ceremony?

A Naming Ceremony is a very special way of celebrating the birth of your child and welcoming it into the community of family and friends. It is also ideally suited to welcome an adopted child or stepchild into a new family.

A naming ceremony is a unique occasion for everyone to feel involved, as they pledge their love and support for you and your child. The ceremony is also designed to announce the safe arrival of your child. Your family and friends would be invited to meet, to greet, to express their wishes and hopes for the future, and to officially welcome your child.

Often when a second child is born, if you didn’t have a naming ceremony for the first child, it is nice to combine the two children (or more) in a joint ceremony. There is no age limit for a naming ceremony.

 As each family is different, the naming ceremony is individually tailored to suit your own particular circumstances.  I’m sure you will feel very comfortable with the ceremony I prepare for you.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, you will be presented with a certificate of naming.

Re-affirmation Ceremonies

Generally speaking, persons who are already legally married to each other cannot go through a further marriage ceremony to each other, and it is an offence for an authorised Civil Marriage Celebrant to purport to solemize such a marriage.

A re-affirmation ceremony allows you to re-affirm your original marriage vows, promises and commitment to each other. Re-affirmation ceremonies can be celebrated for various reasons.

Simply because you want to re-affirm your love and commitment for each other, or to celebrate a special wedding anniversary. Perhaps you were married overseas or interstate, and you want your immediate family and friends to be a part of your special occasion.

Re-affirmation ceremonies can be composed by the Marriage Celebrant or the couple themselves, there is no legal obligation for re-affirmation except that the Celebrant must warn couples that it is not a Marriage Ceremony as such.

I would love to help you write your re-affirmation ceremony.

Commitment Ceremonies

Not all couples wish to marry, or are able to marry due to religious, cultural or other personal reasons. However, for couples in this situation, it is just as meaningful and important as any legal ceremony.

The Commitment Ceremony is not a wedding, but a commitment between the couple to share their lives together. It is an expression of how the couple feel about each other. The Commitment Ceremony is  an expression of love for each other, and also  your hopes for the future. 

The participation of family and/or close friends is encouraged, although not essential.

 The Commitment Ceremony may be held in the privacy of your own home, or any venue of your choice.

I look forward to choosing vows and wording for your special day.

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