(Closed) Advice for commitment ceremony…

posted 7 years ago in LGBTQ
  • poll: Should we include programs for commitment ceremony?
    yes : (13 votes)
    87 %
    no : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    Like any program, its optional to have them. They are a good idea if the people attending are not familiar with the ceremony or many of the people involved. You certainly can have them no matter what if you want, but if you dont, you dont have to.

    Post # 4
    1340 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My Fiance and I are doing the same kind of thing–we live in New England and are having our legal ceremony here and our “wedding” in Baltimore where my family lives and we’re also doing the traditional processional. Since we are both having “best dudes” and maids of honor we are doing a program. It also helps for some of the elements of the ceremony.

    Post # 5
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

    It’s up to you. We did something similar: got married 2 mo. prior to the wedding in MA, then had a traditional ceremony/reception. I did a program that doubled as a seating chart (we had assigned tables, but not seats). I wanted to list everyone who was in the processional and the parts of the ceremony (it was very basic). So it read something like (I’m missing a few things since I’m doing this off the top of my head):

    Order of Service

    Opening Words


    Unity Candle

    Ring Exchange



    Wedding Party

    Mother and Step-father of bellagio   Name

    Father of bellagio   Name

    FI’s Maid of Honor   Name

    bellagio’s Maid of Honor   Name

    FI’s bridesman   Name

    bellagio’s bridesmaid   Name



    We had the officiant say wording in the ceremony that we’d already been legally wed and that this was considered a spiritual union.

    Post # 6
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    My Fiance are doing the same thing with a little longer gap in between the legal and commitment ceremony. We have decided to have all the trapping of a wedding with friends and family for our commitment ceremony. So we are doing everything from invitations to setting charts. I think you should do what makes you happy…

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