Wouldn’t it be great to start your married life with a ceremony that really means something? To tell your friends and family what your relationship means to you, and why you are choosing to get married?
Many of us who aren’t religious are looking for a wedding that is more flexible and personal than a civil or register office ceremony.
A humanist, non-religious wedding ceremony gives you the opportunity to marry where you want, when you want and how you want. There’s no set script: it’s too personal an occasion for that. Instead, each wedding is tailored to meet the particular couple’s requirements. You can set the tone that’s right for you and choose your own words and music.
Humanist weddings are perfect for couples who would like:
In Scotland and Northern Ireland, humanist weddings are legally recognised, meaning your celebrant can legally marry you as part of the ceremony. Humanist ceremonies do not yet have the same recognition in England and Wales, and so couples will often go to the register office to take care of the legal formalities in the days before or after their humanist wedding.
“It was a beautiful ceremony that exceeded our expectations. It was sincere and dignified, touching and full of humour. So many people said it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to!”
Our celebrants are trained, friendly and experienced people who will guide you through the process of creating a wedding that’s perfect for you. They will:
Fees vary according to the distance travelled and what is wanted from the occasion.Humanist Ceremonies™ provides recommended fee bands, but always check with the individual celebrant.
You may also like to buy a copy of Humanists UK’s book, Sharing the Future. This includes lots of information and ideas on music and readings, as well as sample ceremonies.
Humanist wedding ceremonies have featured in many blogs and wedding websites including the following:
We’d love to hear from you if you’ve had a humanist wedding and would like to share a photo and a tell us a bit about it for our website.