An engagement is
unique because it is a threshold between two stages in your lives. Your
engagement is your declaration to yourselves and others, that you
are no longer single. Though you are not yet married, your engagement
is the your first formal vow.
So you've just got engaged
Popping the question
is an important, private ritual. But what follows is your intent to
formalise your engagement and to move towards marriage together. So why
not turn your
engagement party into a solemnisation of your commitment to marry? In
days gone by our ancestors regarded a betrothal as a solemn occasion on
which, in front of witnesses, the couple took vows promising to marry
in the future.
During the period
you were courting, your relationship deepened, but you are still in the
process of building and exploring your relationship and discovering
each other. An engagement (betrothal) ceremony is not only a chance to publicly
share the private commitment made by
the proposal and the acceptance, the process of working with a skilled
celebrant can set the stage for both your wedding and your marriage. It
can be a lovely way of announcing
you are engaged, if you haven't already done so, and can
incorporate that moment when the engagement
ring is slipped onto your finger. You could also
incorporate handfasting in your engagement ceremony.
ceremony gives you an opportunity to "try out" the tone and theme you
thinking of for your wedding - or you can do something quite
different. Because there are no legal requirements, your promises to
each other can be anything you choose - solemn, romantic, or downright
whacky, or all three.
My all-inclusive fee for a Betrothal
including travel to a ceremony site up to 50km (100km return) from my
Cost for travel above 100km by negotiation.
Parking fees (where required due to the
nature/location of the venue)
Cash, Cheque, Direct Deposit, and Money Order.
costs, add-ons, or extra 'surprise' charges.