Commitment Ceremony / Exchange of Vows
A commitment ceremony or exchange of vows is a wonderful way to show your love in a formal way if you are, for example, a gay couple or if you are not believers but would like to have an official blessing in front of family and friends.
You do not need to provide papers for a commitment ceremony or an exchange of vows, and it is not legally valid. The ceremony can be held in a chapel or reception hall. You have the freedom to personalize the ceremony so it reflects your values and beliefs, and it can be performed by a family member or a close friend.