A Commitment Ceremony is a celebration of the bond of love between any two people, not necessarily same sex couples. A commitment ceremony is very similar to a wedding ceremony only rather than being a legally binding ceremony, it is a public affirmation of a couple's commitment to one another.
At this time in Australia commitments are not legally recognised as a marriage. A Commitment ceremony can be celebrated publicly with family and friends, or privately and intimately. It is your choice! You can have all the key elements of a traditional wedding ceremony in a commitment ceremony including any rituals, readings, poems, music and songs. You will need to think especially about the vows and promises that you will be making to one another. Most importantly, your Commitment ceremony should reflect who you are and how you both feel about your relationship, your hopes and wishes for each other. At the completion of this Commitment ceremony the couple will be presented with a commemorative certificate to have as a special keepsake from this day.