Humanist wedding ceremonies

Why a humanist ceremony could be the perfect choice for you.

  • Humanist wedding ceremonies are non-religious, inclusive and meaningful with elements of a traditional ceremony.
  • A personalised ceremony that is as special and unique as you are.
  • An indoor or outdoor ceremony, somewhere without a wedding licence, wherever your heart desires to say your vows.
  • The ability to include friends and family as part of the ceremony, as well as children into the new family circle.
  • A celebration with family and friends after a marriage overseas or in a registry office.
  • You’ve set your heart on saying your vows in the middle of nature in an awe inspiring location.
  • A celebration embracing mixed cultural backgrounds by adding traditional symbols chosen by you.
  • A humanist celebrant that celebrates and supports the LGBTQ community.

Humanists UK have a helpful FAQ section which you can visit.

Why Humanism?

Humanist wedding ceremonies – The best thing about being a Humanist Wedding Celebrant is to give every couple the freedom to choose exactly how they want their ceremony to unfold. It is an individual choice that brings all the elements of a meaningful ceremony, celebrating different backgrounds and a new life together. This includes not just the location but also the words and symbolic acts which feel close to the couple’s hearts. Some ideas for Symbolic Acts.

A Humanist wedding ceremony is a non-religious ceremony that allows two people to decide their way of getting married. A Humanist ceremony is inclusive regardless of the faith or beliefs your guests may have. You don’t have to be Humanists yourselves in order to have a Humanist ceremony.

What is Humanism?

Roughly speaking, the word humanist means someone who trusts the scientific method when it comes to understanding how the universe works and rejects the idea of the supernatural (and is therefore an atheist or agnostic).

A Humanist is someone who makes their ethical decisions based on reason, empathy, and concern for human beings and other sentient animals. They don’t believe in an afterlife, rather human beings can act to give their own lives meaning by seeking happiness in this life and helping others to do the same.

Find out more here, and watch Stephen Fry’s introduction to humanist ceremonies.

What is a Humanist Ceremonies celebrant?

As a Humanist UK Ceremonies Celebrant I have been trained and accredited by Humanists UK to conduct ceremonies of the highest professional standard. We come from all walks of life, meaning our network is as diverse as the communities we serve.

We can conduct a full range of ceremonies including namings, weddings and funerals. Whatever our background, all Humanists UK Celebrants have been trained to the highest standard and our training has received the OCN Quality Mark for excellence.

 We are each deeply committed to our work and we find it immensely rewarding.

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