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.