We have ceremonies and rituals to honour nearly all major life passages. We hold christenings and baptisms on one side of life, a funeral on the other. We have birthday parties. Graduation dinners. Weddings. But there’s no official rite of passage during divorce. Until now.
A well crafted and considered ceremony can make a difference to all those participating . Single-partner ceremonies can be healing, however, the ideal ceremony is one where both parties are present. Not only is there great potential for positive closure. For women, the ceremony can include a ritual for the reclaiming of your birth name.
Let’s create a divorce ceremony together which may help you gently move on from the past, to a future place of happiness and contentment.
A divorce ceremony will not be for all couples, but for some couples it could be just what they need to move on positively with their lives.
A divorce ceremony doesn’t need to happen straightaway. Maybe right after getting divorced, everyone is still too raw and there needs to be a cooling down, healing process prior to a divorce ceremony.
It has to be something that both parties 100% want, otherwise it just won’t work, especially if one party is simply not ready to address the divorce in this way.
It doesn’t need to be done in front of a big crowd. It can be much more private and could even be just the couple and someone like a Celebrant (me) to guide them through the process.
It doesn’t even have to include both parties. An individual could go through the process by themself as a way to promote healing and to move forward with strength and positivity.
A divorce ceremony shouldn’t be done for the wrong reasons and each couple’s expectation of it shouldn’t be too high. Many people will experience the cathartic benefits of such a ceremony but it isn’t going to instantly cure the pain of divorce.
The fee is determined by the complexity of the ceremony, the number of people involved, location and day of the week.
However, the prices below will give you an indication.