There are many rituals, ceremonies or rites that can be included in marriage and commitment ceremonies: some are cultural or religious traditions, others are of unknown origin.
In Australia, rituals such as exchange of rings, and giving away / presentation of the bride (and groom) are common.
Including a ritual with special meaning for you will give your ceremony quality, depth and distinction. It’s an opportunity to:
♦ reflect your personalities
♦ demonstrate, reinforce and honour your values and beliefs about
♦♦ marriage ♦♦ union ♦♦ family ♦♦ culture ♦♦ and heritage ♦♦
♦ include and actively involve your families / guests , or to
♦ symbolically join your families as part of your ceremony….and
rituals may be performed by and include whoever you wish.