Couples with alternative lifestyles (e.g., Romeo+Romeo and Julia+Julia) may have the desire to express their loving commitment to their partners in a beautiful ceremony. Those ceremonies do not have to abide by any government laws and can be prepared and conducted according to the couple's wishes, and can be romantic, exciting, vibrant, solemn.

Couples that have spent a considerable life span together may wish to manifest their love through a solemn ceremony: the Vows Renewal. As in Blessed and Commitment ceremonies, the liturgy (the vows) are not binding: the couples are free to express their feelings and convictions towards their partner in their own words.