Commitment Ceremonies are a wedding trend picking up in 2020 due to the postponement of weddings from COVID-19. With so many couples’ having to postpone their weddings to a later date in 2021, to wait another year to tie the knot can be disappointing. Instead of eloping, many couples’ are considering having a commitment ceremony, which is non-legally binding, to honor their original wedding date. A commitment ceremony is a public affirmation of a couples’ commitment and devotion to one another and does not require an officiant and can be done virtually.
In today’s day and age, with technology at our finger tips, to have a virtual ceremony is super simple. With so many of us working from home and already using ZOOM, it’s easy for us to stay connected with our family and friends. Create a ZOOM meeting for your original wedding date and invite your closet family and friends to your ceremony. Dress up and recite your vows in front of your guests from the comfort of your home. Throw a virtual reception afterwards where you can have a first dance and cut into a mini wedding cake. If you would like, also ask your guests to come with a glass of champagne so everyone can toast to you as a couple.
Below is a sample email of what you can send to your guests informing them of the virtual event:
Please join us
as we honour our original wedding date
with a Commitment Ceremony
John Doe and Jane Doe
Saturday, June 5th at 4 p.m.
Zoom Meeting Link Meeting ID: Password:
A virtual reception will immediately follow the ceremony
Join us in raising a glass together!
Whether you want to celebrate your original wedding date in front of your family and friends or keep it between the two of you, make it special. It’s your day so you can do whatever you want!