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Civil Union Celebrations
Partners in Life
Ceremony Agenda Ideas
What? A special ceremony that not only speaks words of
commitment, but also a celebration surrounded by friends and
family. Perhaps you are engaged and want to celebrate your new
betrothed status. Perhaps you're not ready for marriage, yet
want to profess a commitment to each other. Maybe you want to
share as "Partners in Life" during a civil union ceremony.
Whatever the reason, your special pledge and obligation to each
other is important.
Why? Civil Union,
Expression of love, commitment to share ones lives & household,
or the pending celebration of a marriage.
You will want to invite family and close friends. As a special
celebration you can ask a minister or close family friend to
provide the blessings and the ceremonial exchange.
Betrothals: engagement party
Commitment & Partners in Life: Anniversary date of first
meeting, career change, mutual decision, personal situations,
Valentine's Day, Sweetest Day (October)
celebrations can be held at the home of your parents or close
friends, a chapel, your own home, park, reception hall or other
How? The ceremony can have a touch of protocol and a touch of
special creativity. As with most ceremonies, consider the
following as ideas:
-Greetings, Introduction and welcome to family and guests
-Special Scripture or Poem reading by a designated person
-Candle Lighting Ceremony (candle for couple, parents, children,
-Affirmation of Commitment
-Exchange of rings, gifts, special poems
-Signing of the Certificate
-Acknowledgement and Recognition of other "special people"
-Special Prayer or Verse
-Presentation of Couple and Certificate
Your celebration can also include a small buffet, finger foods,
cheese & crackers, or even a bar-b-q! After the ceremony be sure
to include a photo session.
Provide your guests with special favors and candy treats. You
may also want to print up a special Program keepsake/memento of
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