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What is a commitment ceremony?

You Probably have come across the term ‘commitment ceremony’ and asked yourself how id it differs from a Wedding ceremony. So what does it mean, what is the difference?

A commitment ceremony is very similar to a wedding ceremony. Involves as much planning effort as a wedding ceremony. The only difference is that one is legally binding while the other is not. A commitment ceremony stands as a public affirmation of a couple’s commitment to one another, without it being recognized by the law. You don’t need a real officiant, it can be performed by a celebrant. Other than that the couple will exchange vows and rings,  often read a poem and desired rituals, that fit couple beliefs.

Commitment ceremony vs marriage ceremony.

We noticed, not everyone wants to get married or wants to have a civil partnership. Some people don’t believe in the institution of marriage and others believe that the state should not have a role in the commitment that you make to the person you love. As a result, there are many couples that choose a commitment ceremony over a legally-binding marriage ceremony. For instance, a couple who have both been in marriages previously may choose to demonstrate their love for one another through a commitment ceremony.

You are aware,  marriage was not always an option for LGBTI partners. As a consequence, some LGBTI families have found other ways to celebrate their relationships and mark their importance through such ceremonies. However, Since January 6, 2015, Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in the U.S. state of Florida, as well as all other states. Finally, same-sex couples can choose which route they prefer to go.

And still, For some same-sex couples the idea of getting married or having a civil partnership isn’t appealing or necessary. But at the same time, they may wish to celebrate their relationship and mark their commitment to each other. In these scenarios, commitment ceremonies are a good option.

It’s an alternative way to profess your love for one another without the complicated paperwork.

At Perfect Event Agency, we are excited to celebrate the decision of two people in their commitment to join their love, life-long goals, and dreams event without legal binding!  No forms, no fuss. Celebrating your relationship is an important part of maintaining the vitality of your relationship.

So What happens at the commitment ceremony?

A commitment ceremony can either be a private affair or it can be much more public. The ceremony can, for example, involve a very public declaration of your commitment to each other.  For example, we had a couple that wanted their families to know they are officially married. They chose to have a commitment ceremony instead without letting their conservative families know. As a result, everyone is happy, the couple continues to live without legal obligation to one another, and their families and friends are convinced it was a real thing!

Commitment ceremonies can focus on the sacred and involve a focus on spirituality. Alternatively, a commitment ceremony can involve a large party with little or no reference to spirituality.


Now you choose!  Select the beach wedding package to fit your style and budget, pick your date and call or email us to reserve your event.


At Perfect Event agency, We provide a celebration for all unions. Our packages were designed for anyone who is looking to celebrate their love in the company of their guests, or a simple intimate ceremony between you and your partner.

Just give us a call or fill out the contact form and we will create unforgettable Ceremony, for you and your other half!  



Trending gorgeous wedding colors for fine art brides

We strongly suggest to use one dynamic color for a strong statement and add a few complementary tones.

Dusty Rose and Green.

… if you choose to go with this trendy colors, the possibilities are endless!

Lavender and Lilac.

… if you hear just “purple when you think of these two colors, think again, there’s more to it than just that. The lavender offers a light, dusty quality and the lilac offers a fresher look. Combining the two makes it visually interesting because you aren’t stuck with just one shade.

Dusty Blue and Deep Red.

… Will be a great idea for a beach wedding, to complement the ocean behind you and have red-colored accent colors pop up in a Florida sunlight!

Shades of Blue.

… Looks great in a Garden/park setting for a Wedding Ceremony! It simply makes it so effortlessly beautiful.

Vintage Red and Peach.

This color combination is great for those who like vibrant colors. The amount of floral arrangements to choose from is endless, as are other decor items. We believe those colors will compliment any rustic/ Boho wedding ceremony design!

Off White and Greenery

Another Great choice for Beach/Garden Wedding!


2018 Wedding Trends for Your Big Day (Part 1)

Are you planning a 2018 wedding? Check out latest wedding trends! The great thing about trends, whether in wedding fashion or decor, is that you can pick and mix what resonates with you to add a personal touch to the final look of your Wedding day. At Perfect Event Agency, we are sure, each couple will find something that resonates with them in these 2018 wedding trends


Vintage, 70s, Hippy and Free Spirit – this is what comes to mind when you first see bell-sleeved wedding gowns.  It ain’t new, but in 2018 we are going back in time! Romantic lace with free-spirit vibes is this year’s biggest bridal trend.


Yes! We knew it! It isn’t new to the wedding decor world, but we always had a feeling it will become the biggest trend and it is happening now, in 2018!  We will see a lot of geometric ceremony backdrops in particular, and Perfect Event Agency loves to use custom made geometry backdrops. We include them in pre-set Packages for a “picture perfect” eclectic wedding theme. Our professionals can create custom arch from scratch. Just let us know which shapes inspire you and we will create a sketch, which then becomes your very own unique wedding arch!  We love our triangular A-frame arch design simply complemented with oriental rugs, rustic props, and floral décor. Done forget about Full-circle backdrops! It is popping up in majorly on-trend ceremonies. Read below about 2018 trend for floral decoration and color designs.


We are all about BOHO! Are you? Will you at least consider it? How dreamy kimono sounds for you? We can see how it will compliment your amazing wedding dress and your ceremony designs! You may choose between velvet or fringe, patterned or white, a bridal kimono gives your style a sense of free-spirited romance. Consider staying within the selected color scheme to compliment the setting around you!  


Many brides don’t feel the veils or flower crowns, well 2018 is all about the bridal tiara! Keep it simple with a thin gold or silver band of leaves or go bold with a crystal-embedded crown. You may compliment it with simple flowers, or ribbons. Why not?


Our all-time Favorite eye-catching accent throughout any rustic/eclectic wedding design! Natural, organic wedding – what can be better? Pampas grass and wheat are simply elegant and earthy, paired with accent colored flowers and props. We can use it in any package and trust us, you won’t regret it when your guests will be blown away on your wedding day!  


Stars are so romantic, aren’t they? Time to make it an official wedding trend! We all have favorite cues from literal space – the sun, moon, or stars – or take it further, like astrology, your signs, and horoscope! There are so many unique and creative ways to add a celestial vibe to your wedding.


2018 Wedding Trends for Your Big Day (Part 2)


Here in Florida, we have warm summer and hot summer! It’s summer all year-round, so why not lighten the ambiance a little? We think about alternative summery music styles. You’ve had enough stress preparing for your Special day, create a laid-back vibe during your ceremony with steel drums or a singer accompanied with a guitar.

NEW THEMES – Make it personal!

Classic beach or garden themes will never get old. But why not make it Personal? Share your first date memories, or a first vacation you took together … or even plans you have for the future! Perfect Event Agency planners will add a personal touch to the design and decoration.  


We Offer Champagne bar as an additional Service to add to your package, why not to spice it up and add Wine Smoothies? Your guests will definitely want something cold and frosty, celebrating your love in Florida Beach or a Park, They can enjoy margaritas somewhere else! Surprise them with white/red fruity Wine Smoothies!


You can take a safe route by sticking to Classic summer favors like flip-flops or sunscreen but you must know: Eco-friendly favors are bigger than ever. You may give your guests Organic Tea, that compliments your wedding theme. Or Add Organic Edible Bon Bons from a local vendor! You might also consider donating to a local charity, that idea never goes out of season. We will make a sign to let your guests know you’ve done it on behalf of them This is a sweet way you can spread the love and be totally eco-friendly as well.



How to write wedding vows

If you’re writing your own vows, you’ve chosen an incredible and meaningful way to personalize your wedding ceremony. It’s a chance to tell your story, give guests a peek into what makes your relationship tick, and to share meaningful, sweet words with the person you love. It can also be a pretty challenging task because it’s so intimate—you’re really baring your heart to your fiancé, and you’re doing so in front of your family and friends.

There’s no one template for non-traditional wedding vows, but there are a few pointers that’ll help you craft them. Whether you’re searching for phrasing inspiration, looking for formatting examples, or have specific questions (“How long should wedding vows be?”), we’ve got you covered. Your wedding vow structure is entirely up to you—that’s the beauty of a personalized exchange. Still, most couples appreciate some guidance, which you can find ahead.

Before you take the plunge, remember this: Wedding vows are important because they’re a concrete symbol of your union and commitment. The promises you make to one another on your big day will set the tone for your entire marriage.


Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute

Plan to have your vows written at least three weeks before your wedding. This will give you time to write without the added pressure of the approaching day and also give you time to practice reciting your vows in front of the mirror. Trust us: You’ll be thankful for the rehearsal when those wedding day jitters kick in!

Start Separately

When you’re ready, schedule some alone time to work on your vows independently. Even if you’re planning on having your a coordinated exchange, you don’t want to influence each other’s words just yet. We recommend starting about one month before the big day. By then, all your planning and decision-making will be nearly finished, and you can focus your mind and heart squarely on the day’s emotion.

Ask Yourself Questions

You have to stay true to yourself and your loved one. Ask yourself questions like “Why have I chosen this person to be my partner? What do I love most about him or her?” Take time to really think about the answers, and translate them into a vow. Open your heart and write your feelings on the paper, we promise you, it’s the easiest way!

Look for inspiration

Once you’ve gathered your own thoughts, feel free to start looking for external inspiration. Some brides and grooms consult movies, books, or other couple’s vows. Go ahead and borrow a favorite quote if you’d like. You can also mix traditional wording with personalized phrasing.

Consider Formatting

Who says you have to stick to prose? Go ahead and draft a poem, a song, or a list of why you love your future spouse. That being said, you can also pull from the past, or simply rehearse an updated version of tradition. For example, you might want to replace “till death do us part” with “as long as we both shall live.”

Stay True to Yourself

Don’t feel the pressure to write something that sounds formal. Speak from your heart and de­scribe your emotions. Then edit the text so that it stands the test of time—consider whether you will feel moved by these words when you look back on them later. If comedy isn’t your thing, then don’t try to be funny. Your vows are about you, so don’t force anything unnatural. Does that mean saying something sappy, instead? Go right ahead.

Consult Each Other

Eventually, make a date to sit down together to share your thoughts. If you want your specific words to be a surprise, at the very least, ensure you both agree on each other’s length or format. We also advise getting permission before sharing something especially intimate about your partner or relationship.

You may also decide to have multiple versions—one for your public ceremony, and one to share privately. Discuss this option, too.

Preserve Them

You’ve worked too hard not to have a copy forever. We like keepsake vow booklets for this purpose. Alternatively or additionally, honor them in other ways, like as décor at your reception.


Wedding Rituals and Traditions

Your wedding reception is easy to personalize—your ceremony, however, can be tougher. After all, most wedding ceremonies are rooted in tradition and involve a series of predetermined steps that have been taken for years (if not centuries!). If you’re looking to put your own stamp on the event, incorporate a ritual that symbolizes the reason why you, your spouse-to-be, and your guests are there on the big day: unity.

Some of the following customs and practices, like lighting a unity candle, circling the groom, or jumping the broom are rooted in faith or tradition. But others, like the sand or the tree-planting ceremony, are modern alternatives. While all represent the joining of two people—and familial and community togetherness—there might be a few that resonate more than others. Since no two weddings (or couples!) are the same, we made sure to keep all faiths, cultures, and beliefs in mind when curating this list.

Whether you steal one (or more!) of these ideas or would prefer to dream up something completely different, a ceremonial ritual is bound to bring even more meaningful to your big day. These practices can tie your wedding back to marriages that took place hundreds of years ago—or inspire the generations of lovers to come. However you decide to signify unity on your big day, let the following historical, cultural, and spiritual symbolic rituals are your guide.

Marriage quilt wrapping ceremony

This custom derives from Native American culture and involves wrapping a quilt around the newlyweds’ shoulders to symbolize warmth and togetherness as they take on the future together… This ceremony is also inspired by the way Tahitians have married for centuries. The vows culminate with the wrapping of the couple in a traditional and colorful Tahitian wedding quilt.

Some couples ask family and friends to send them fabric scraps in a specified size. Then they have a quilt made which they are then wrapped in by their Wedding Officiant at their wedding, symbolizing how the love and warmth of others would nurture and strengthen them together. This is a quilt which has been signed with love, from family and friends.

Together within this blanket, they will sign their marriage license. This usually comes right before the kiss. Next, the Wedding Officiant/Minister announces the kiss… they then embrace and kiss to celebrate that they are now officially united.

Exit under an arch of swords ceremony

This custom came from the British Army and is now present in all American military branches. It is called the Arch of Sabers for the Army and Air Force or the Arch of Swords for the Navy and Marine Corps.

Originally, the tradition demonstrated a pledge of fidelity from the military to the new couple, since the military service members literally shelter the newly married couple beneath the arch as they exit the church. A special detail of six or eight members marches in a double line then stands and faces each other. When the order is given to draw swords (or sabers), each person simultaneously draws a ceremonial sword and holds it with the blade pointed up. The raised swords form an arch. The couple passes under the arch as they exit the church or enter the wedding reception. The sword detail should not be used as groomsmen or ushers; however, before the ceremony, they can escort honored guests like the Mother-of-the-Bride or -Groom to their seat.

A sundial ceremony

On the Aran Islands of Ireland, the Celtic sundial ceremony remains, to this day, an integral part of a wedding. The couple is invited to touch fingers through the sundial’s hole—this serves as both a symbol and confirmation of their union. Witnesses may then offer the newlyweds well-wishes by passing a silk scarf through the hole (three times!) as those dreams are spoken out loud.

Have a wine ceremony

Through the centuries and across many cultures, the wine has been a part of the wedding tradition. A wine ritual symbolizes blending two lives (and two families!) into one. Some couples choose to drink wine from the same cup—a practice performed in most Catholic and Jewish ceremonies—while others prefer to pour two types of wine into one glass before sharing. This “blending” is symbolic of your union and the life you’ll create together.

Recieve Tilak

Tilak Ceremony is one of the most important Pre Wedding Ceremonies; it holds an important position as regards its auspicious nature in traditional Hindu customs. During traditional Indian weddings, it is customary for the groom—at the head of the baraat, or groom’s procession—to be welcomed by the bride’s family upon arrival at the ceremony site. The bride’s mother applies tilak, or red vermilion powder, to her future son-in-law’s forehead to welcome him into her family and to protect him from evil.

Light a Unity Candle

This Judeo-Christian tradition is probably the most well-known wedding ritual that symbolizes unity. The bride and groom each hold a lit candle and combine their flames to light a third, larger candle. Sometimes the bride and groom’s parents take on this task instead to symbolize the union of their families. You can also get the guests involved by displaying candles in the ceremony entrance and inviting friends and family to light one and say a blessing as they enter.

Sand Ceremony

A type of unity ceremony, the wedding sand ceremony expresses the coming together of two people or two families into one new family.  It is a very simple idea that can be incredibly powerful. Typically, each person has different colored sand and takes turns pouring it into one clear vessel, forming a layered effect. Sometimes just the couple participates, and sometimes the couple’s children and/or parents join in with their own colored sand, adding to the layers of colors, and expressing the harmony of the entire family.

Participate in a Crowning

It’s customary in Greek Orthodox culture for brides and grooms to appoint koumbaroi, attendants who place the wedding crowns on the couple’s heads and the rings on their fingers. The crowns, known as stefana, are connected by ribbon and therefore serve as a symbol of the bride and groom’s union, as well as their status as queen and king of their family.

Do a Lasso Ceremony

This tradition is usually associated with Hispanic and Filipino families.

Lasso (sometimes called, “lazo”) or rope is placed around the bride and groom’s shoulders (groom’s shoulder’s first) in the form of an “8” (the infinity symbol) – after they have exchanged their vows – to symbolize their everlasting union. This is usually done by the officiant, however, family members can also take part in this ritual. The couple wears the lasso throughout the remainder of the service.

Tie the Knot (Literally!)

In this old Irish tradition, the bride and groom ties a fisherman’s knot with ribbon to symbolize a bond that, rather than break under pressure becomes stronger.

Jump a Broom

The “jumping a broom” ritual originated in the early 19th century, when enslaved African Americans weren’t allowed to formally marry. Instead, to unite, the tradition was to lay a broom on the ground and jump over it together. Today, the act represents a “brushing away” of the past in order to start clean

Plant a Tree

If you’re getting married outside, consider planting a sapling—it represents growth, something you and your new spouse will do (a lot of!) together. During the ceremony, the bride and groom should place soil from two separate containers on top of the planting, representing two individuals coming together as one.

The blessing stones ceremony

The ritual of the Blessing, or Wishing Stones, as they are sometimes called, is a wonderful way to include everyone in the wedding by way of offering blessings and good wishes to the newlyweds. It also is a good way to ensure that everyone makes contact with the Bride and Groom at some point during the day. This tradition may be performed during the actual ceremony itself (before the blessing), at the conclusion of the service (in a receiving line manner), or at the reception.

When the guests arrive at the ceremony, they are given a “Blessing Stone,” usually a round, flat and dark-colored stone, along with a small note card with words printed on it such as: `My wish for you is…” or “May you be blessed with…” or “May God bless you with…”

At some point (either during or after the ceremony), the guests share their blessing or wish with the newlyweds and toss the Blessing Stone into a “Blessing Bowl,” a “Wishing Well,” or whatever vessel is used to contain the water.


Ketubah signing ceremony

In a  Jewish wedding, there is a ketubah signing ceremony before the actual wedding where two witnesses sign the marriage contract. It usually takes place in a private room attended by the officiant, the wedding couple, the witnesses, close family and possibly a few dear friends. It’s considered an honor to be included in the ketubah signing ceremony.