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Ideas for Your Commitment or Marriage Ceremony in Melbourne

There are many reasons why people do not get legally married. For same-sex couples, it isn’t legal yet in many areas, but there are other reasons as well – for example, a couple (gay or straight) may just not be comfortable with the concept of marriage, or have no interest in making their union legal; they simply want to commit to each other and spend the rest of their lives together.

When you want to celebrate your commitment to each other with a ceremony, there are many ways to do so beyond the traditional wedding ceremony. Be sure to choose a civil marriage celebrant in Melbourne who’s comfortable with unique marriage ceremony ideas delivered in the non-conventional ceremonies, such as those executed by the Gay Celebrant Melbourne.

Then, consider one of the following ideas to make your ceremony perfect.

sand ceremony wedding ceremony melbourne
Handfasting wedding ceremony
Tree planting wedding ceremony

Unity Ceremonies

Many couples choose a unity action to solidify their commitment during a civil wedding ceremony in Melbourne or commitment ceremony, such as:

A sand ceremony

The couple blends two different colours of sand to represent the blending of their lives together; they can also add additional colours for children.

A love letter ceremony

Each member of the couple writes a letter to the other and seals it in a box along with any other desired additions (such as a bottle of wine) to open on a set date in the future, such as an anniversary or in times of hardship.

Planting a tree

This idea is perfect for spring or summer weddings; the couple plants a tree to represent the strong roots of their commitment.


This beautiful Celtic custom involves “binding” the couple together by wrapping their hands in colourful ribbons as a symbol of union and commitment.

Couples may also choose to exchange vows, read poetry, have music, or throw a commitment party (in lieu of an engagement party, for example). There are endless ways to celebrate your love – the traditional wedding is just one of many.

I understand the sensitive issues that can crop up when planning any ceremony for a same-sex couple, and I’ll work with you to create an environment that’s safe and non-judgmental.

– Bronte Price

Finding a Civil Wedding Celebrant in Melbourne


Instead of a traditional church ceremony, many couples choose to use civil marriage celebrants in Melbourne. At Gay Celebrant Melbourne, I make it my priority to provide couples with the gay commitment ceremony or civil marriage ceremony in Melbourne they desire. I also perform vow renewal ceremonies, naming ceremonies, and funerals to folks throughout Melbourne and the surrounding area. However, it’s not necessary to hold your ceremony in Melbourne – many of the ceremonies I officiate take place in other locations such as in the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula.

As a member of the LGBTI community, I understand the sensitive issues that can crop up when planning any ceremony for a same-sex couple, and I’ll work with you to create an environment that’s safe and non-judgmental while also making sure your ceremony reflects who you are and what you want. I can help you form the ceremony you desire, whether it’s traditional and serious or a more entertaining, funny, creative, or flamboyant affair.

Furthermore, I’ll make sure you know exactly what your total cost will be up front – you’ll never receive any unexpected charges or hidden fees. No matter what type of ceremony you’re planning, I look forward to hearing from you and help you achieve the special day you want.

Give me a call today on 0410 456 327 with any questions or to schedule a free consultation.

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