What is a vow renewal ceremony? Most people know what a Wedding consists of and the majority of adults will likely have attended a few in their time, however, less is known about Vow Renewals. Vow Renewals are growing in popularity but are still a lot less common than a traditional Wedding. So what are they all about? So what… Read More »What is a vow renewal?
What is a Humanist Celebrant? This is a question many people ask and sadly not as many people know the answer to as us Humanist celebrants may like! Note: For the purpose of this blog, I will solely focus on Humanist weddings although, across the Humanist network, we do also offer funeral and naming ceremonies. What does a Humanist Celebrant… Read More »What is a Humanist Celebrant?
Where can we hold a Humanist weddding? The short answer is anywhere! The wonderful thing is you are not tied to a specific room or building as you are for a civil ceremony so you choose somewhere significant for or reflective of you as a couple to go along with a celebrant led ceremony which is equally personal and bespoke.… Read More »Where can you have a Humanist wedding?
Is a Humanist Wedding Ceremony recognised as legally binding? The answer to this depends on where you live in the U.K. Humanist ceremonies are already legally recognised in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. In 2022 the Welsh Senedd declared their support for their immediate legal recognition in England and Wales. Marriage law is not devolved to Wales and… Read More »Is a Humanist Wedding legal?
When is the best time of year for a wedding? People often ask which is my preferred time of year for weddings and my honest answer is… all of them! I honestly don’t think I could pick a my favourite season, there is something to love in all of them! I also love that a couple’s choice of season and… Read More »When is the best time of year for a wedding?
How to plan a (Humanist) Wedding? So you’re newly engaged- congratulations! You have told all your nearest and dearest the news, raised a glass of bubbles (or two!) and posted a picture of the ring/ engagement selfie on social media. Now what? Planning a wedding can be rather intimidating. The majority of people in the U.K. still only get married… Read More »How to plan a (Humanist) Wedding
Naming ceremonies I have some exciting news! I am now taking bookings for Naming ceremonies! Oh, you don’t actually know what a Naming ceremony is? I better explain that first then I guess! Think a non-religious version of a christening, a chance to celebrate and welcome new life* into the world, community or family. Before we go on I should… Read More »What is a Naming Ceremony?
Firstly, you may be wondering what a symbolic act is and what place it had in a Wedding Ceremony. Just as they say a picture paints a thousand words, a symbolic act can also represent the love between a couple and their commitment to each other through actions rather than words. They can be a focal point in the ceremony,… Read More »Symbolic acts for Wedding Ceremonies