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commitment ceremony

While we love weddings, we strongly believe that commitment isn’t always about a legal or religious contract. Commitment ceremonies can range from expressing your commitment before legal marriage, doing a vow renewal after you’re already married, having a polyamorous handfasting to celebrate your ethnically nonmonogamous commitment, or any other sort of non-legally binding ceremony… we’re here to celebrate all of them!

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The end of marriage as we know it, or: Why I won’t be making it legal

We do not currently live together, we have three cats between us, only one of us (me) has US citizenship, oh and she doesn’t fly… During those many anxious months, we were often asked if we’d get married so that she could immigrate. Every time it came up I had such vehemently negative response. I recognize that at some point I may have to sign papers, because the state has a nasty way of making itself necessary. But I’d prefer not to and I plan to avoid it if at all possible, and here’s why…

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5 non-legal commitment ceremony ideas

There are many reasons that commited people don’t get legally married — from not being allowed to by law, to just not being comfortable with the concept. We don’t give a shit why you don’t want to make it legal, we just love the fact that you want to celebrate your commitment to to one another. So here are some ways you can throw a non-wedding party…

The most useful post ever written on writing your wedding ceremony!

Wedding Ceremony 101: How to write a wedding ceremony from scratch

We’ve got expert advice on all the parts of a wedding, and how structure your wedding ceremony from start to finish, complete with a sample outline.

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My collaring ceremony script from my polyamorous commitment ceremony

Many of you have written to us, wanting more inspiration for BDSM and polyamorous wedding ceremonies. Well, here’s a collaring ceremony that combines both!

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Monday Montage: poofy pink dresses, babes in white and some silly storm troopers

Welcome to another edition of the Monday Montage. This week we have some fun and froofy pink dresses, ladies in white and some groovin’ groomsmen. P.S. Don’t forget to submit your photos to the pool. If you’re lucky, they might even end up on here.

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Essie & Sara-Jane’s musical, crafty garden tea party o’love

The offbeat bride: Essie – high school teacher and postgrad psychology student (and OBT member Essie!) Her offbeat partner: Sara-Jane – cinema geek, learning programs officer, and baker extraordinary. Location & date of wedding: Glen Harrow historic gardens. Belgrave, Victoria, Australia. 18th April, 2009 What made our wedding offbeat: Gay marriage isn’t recognized here, so […]