What is a Humanist Wedding?

Imagine an unforgettable, completely personalised and beautiful, non-religious wedding ceremony. One that incorporates everything that is meaningful to you. Your family and friends are gathered around and are witnessing a ceremony that truly reflects you both as a couple, unlike any they have seen before. Maybe including elements of the familiar traditions that are important to you both, or perhaps something a little offbeat, unique and even quirky.

If this is what you envisage for your momentous day, then a humanist wedding ceremony is for you and I would be honoured and super excited to help you have your perfect wedding ceremony.

What’s also great about a humanist ceremony is that you get to pick the location. One that makes your heart beat a little faster just thinking about it. How about inside a rustic castle, on a clifftop with panoramic views or under a canopy of trees in a forest? Or perhaps you were considering somewhere a little simpler yet still speaks to what is important you both as a couple. The options are endless and almost anything is possible.

You may have a sense of exactly what you would like your ceremony to include or perhaps you are a little hazy about what the options are. Either way, we would spend time discussing together and I can help guide you however much you need on all things vows, readings, music, entrances, rituals and any other creative ways to celebrate your marriage. Throughout our journey together we will develop a bespoke ceremony that you are in love with, and by getting to know you I can be a friendly face on the day, to help ease your nerves allowing you to fully enjoy every moment.

Our journey together will include:

  • A free consultation to answer any questions, discuss your initial wedding and ceremony plans and to ensure I am the right celebrant for you.

  • Meeting together to discuss all the details of your ceremony as well as getting to know you both to create your personalised ceremony. We can meet on one or more occasions as necessary.

  • Completing some fun ‘homework’ tasks so I can learn even more about you both, your story as a couple and what’s important to you.

  • Offering you any advice and guidance you need on music, readings, vows/promises, ceremony rituals and more.

  • Sending you a draft ceremony script which you can revise as many times as you want. 

  • On occasions where it might be helpful I may recommend a ceremony rehearsal.

  • Arriving with plenty of time on your wedding day, to coordinate with your venue, photographer, musicians and anyone necessary from the wedding party (best man, bridesmaids, readers, ushers etc) so they all feel confident in knowing what they need to do.

  • Delivering the ceremony in a way that is fitting for you both, but making sure there are lots of laughs and even a few happy tears.

  • A keepsake of your ceremony script.

  • Fully insured, accredited and professional service.

If all this excites you, or you want to know more I would love to hear from you.

Get in touch!

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