Humanist Wedding Ceremonies
Celebrating your love, your way
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Your wedding should be every bit as unique as you are, which is why I will take the time to get to know you as a couple and get a real feel for what you want on your special day.
The beauty of a Humanist Ceremony is that there are no restrictions, no set format and definitely no prescribed wording. We will work together to create something that is exactly right for you.
A Humanist ceremony is non-religious but can be spiritual and heartfelt and you do not need to be a Humanist yourselves- most of my families are not and may embrace many faiths or none.
What they have in common is a desire to have a service that is special, personal, and meaningful for them.
The ceremony can take place exactly where you would like (inside or out) and at a time of your choosing (in daylight or moonlight). The only limits are our imaginations – so let’s think outside the box together and create something wonderful!
How can I help you?
I will help you to plan all aspects of the ceremony including the writing of your vows, helping to choose music and poetry that you can really relate to (I know not everyone shares my love of Leonard Cohen!).
We can include the traditional exchange of rings or the tokens of your choice alongside other meaningful rituals such as handfasting or ring warming- the choice is yours. I only book one ceremony a day so that I can focus entirely on you and ensure that you have your dream wedding.
If this sounds like the celebration you are looking for please get in touch.
I want you to be confident that I am the right “fit” for you, so if you are interested the first stage would be for us to meet (either in person or virtually) to have a chat and get to know one another with absolutely no obligation on your part.
If you do choose me to be your celebrant a non -refundable deposit of £100 will secure the date of your choice and we would then work together to craft your ceremony.
This can be done in a variety of ways to suit you, I generally use a combination of questionnaires, practical exercises, meetings, and conversations but would be guided by your preferences. The one constant is that you remain in charge of the process- it is YOUR day not mine.
I will begin to draft a script, checking back with you at every stage and will rewrite and tweak until you are entirely happy with it. It is your celebration of your love and you and only you, will know when it is absolutely right for you.
I would have a dry run with you the day before to ensure that you are comfortable with everything and are able to relax and enjoy yourselves on your special day.
A wise woman once said
Your wedding day is not a performance, if at the end of the day you are married, then everything went perfectly”
I will deliver your celebration of your love and future life together and leave you with a presentation copy of the script, a certificate (which you might want to sign as part of the ceremony) and a small gift as keepsakes of your day.
Wedding Ceremonies: £650
If travel exceeds 30 miles (round trip) I also charge 45p per mile to cover expenses.
It is a real privilege to have a part to play at significant time in a family’s life and this has given me a real sense of purpose in my own life and has reinforced my humanist beliefs.
Margaret conducted a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for our daughter’s wedding. It was very personal to the couple and her suggestions and input were invaluable in making this perfectly suited to the wedding they wanted.
As a family we cannot recommend Margaret highly enough. She was very warm and friendly whilst being totally professional. Thank you Margaret…
Margaret was our celebrant for our joint wedding and naming ceremony for our daughter. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Margaret spent time getting to know us beforehand and wrote a lovely script which really told our story. I would highly recommend Margaret if you’re looking for a humanist/non-religious wedding and/or naming ceremony.
From the moment I met Margaret, I knew how amazing she would be. We have been lucky enough to have used Margaret twice, once for my son’s naming day and for my wedding.
On both occasions, Margaret has been able to show us the way, been patient with us and created the best two events ever. She is truly a wonderful person, and the celebrations would not have been the same without her. Thank you so much Margaret, hopefully we will have a few more celebration that we will of course involve you in.
All our love and gratitude, Luke and Elaine
What more can I say, Margaret has been an absolute star from the word go. Her attention to detail, professionalism and friendly perspective meant our wedding ceremony was just what we envisaged it would be. Michelle and I could not recommend Margaret enough; thank you for everything!
We absolutely love it, it is brilliant and it really shows
our character & relationship, it really is lovely.
We would like to thank you for writing such a lovely script
for the ceremony, honestly we cannot tell you enough how much
we love it and know you will deliver it beautifully on the day!
We couldn’t of asked for anymore so thank you!
Me & my partner got married in the beautiful setting of Elmbridge Farm. We did not want a religious ceremony and opted for one that was more our style. We were recommended Margaret by one of the other suppliers and we now know why. We met her and instantly knew that she would deliver a beautiful ceremony. We described to her the type of ceremony we wanted, joyful, emotional with a funny twist and we got more then we could have ever imagined. While engaging with me & my wife separately on many occasions, getting as much personal detail as possible she wrote up a beautiful script that would have even the most unemotional person reaching for their hankies. She helped us both write our vows which we will both cherish for an eternity. She delivered the ceremony beautifully and every guest commented at just how beautiful, personal the ceremony was. It even brought out a few laughs to the delight of me & my Bride. Margaret is very professional and we cannot recommend her enough to anyone who is looking for this type of ceremony. She really does put the personal touch on it with even delivering our script in a sunflower folder(which was the basis of our theme) – thank you again Margaret.
We contacted Margaret when we decided that we would like a humanist ceremony for our wedding.
Margaret was responsive right from the first email all the way through to our wedding day, both in person and on email. Margaret helped us to write a script for the ceremony, which was personal to us. On the day of our wedding Margaret came to see us both before the ceremony, putting us at ease and the ceremony was lovely with some guests saying it’s one of the nicest ceremonies they have attended. We can’t thank Margaret enough for all of her help, efficiency and professionalism. – Sarah
John and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for doing our ceremony. We had a wonderful day and we both feel that the service was just as we wanted. You were brilliant! Thank you for helping us to achieve our perfect ceremony.
Also thanks for our gift, having the ceremony there for us to re read is really lovely, we will treasure it.
Rebecca and John xx