Recommended fees for Humanist Ceremonies
Our celebrants are members of the Humanist Ceremonies™ network, which ensures their quality and guarantees high standards. As individual celebrants, they set their own fees, but we make recommendations for fee-bandings to help you know what to expect. These bandings are reviewed annually.
Fees for humanist ceremonies are different for each kind of ceremony and vary according to local competitive rates, the average time and mileage celebrants are likely to be required to travel, or the complexity a type of ceremony involves. They reflect the fact that all of our ceremonies are highly personalised. Additional travel and accommodation costs may be charged in addition to the agreed fee, by prior agreement.
For weddings and naming ceremonies, you should expect to check fees directly with the celebrant, and pay them directly. For funerals, the fee to the celebrant is usually included as part of the funeral director’s charges for disbursements.
The recommended fee bandings for 2014 have been agreed as follows:
Recommended fees for 2014
Payment of Fees
|Funeral celebrant||£150 – £200||Usually payable to funeral
director as part of charges for
|Memorial celebrant||£150 – £200||Payable directly to celebrant|
|Wedding celebrant||£350 – £1,000||Payable directly to celebrant|
|Partnership celebrant||£350 – £1,000||Payable directly to celebrant|
|Naming celebrant||£150 – £300||Payable directly to celebrant|
A percentage of the fees above is paid by our accredited celebrants as a contribution towards celebrants’ training and quality standards and to promote and develop the BHA’s Humanist Ceremonies network. This contribution also pays for full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance for each celebrant.