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So, what is a Humanist ceremony all about?

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Without meaning to give you a McFly earworm, ‘it’s all about you’. Given that you have had the nouse to find yourselves here, whether you are planning a Wedding or Naming Ceremony, I imagine/ hope that one or more of the below statements are true:

  • You want something different 
  • You don’t want to do what others say you should/ must/ ought to
  • You don’t want to be the same as everyone else
  • You want your ceremony to be memorable and fun and not just the ‘boring bit’ to ‘just get out of the way’ before you the ‘real fun’ can begin
  • You equally want a ceremony that is beautifully heartfelt and meaningful
  • You want a ceremony that is personal and unique written and delivered by someone you have got to know and trust


Whether or not you knew from the outset that you wanted a Humanist ceremony or you have found yourself on the lookout for a celebrant because your dream venue doesn’t have a marriage licence or the local registrar can’t do the date or time you want, you are all very welcome. I am happy to work with all couples and families no matter what brings you here. I am confident that by the end you will be converted to Humanist Ceremonies as a result of your experience! I myself didn’t know about Humanist Ceremonies to be able to choose one when I got married (more on that story here) and I pride myself on being 100% inclusive, you won’t get any shame or judgement coming your way from me if you are not a card carrying Humanist or lifelong dreamer of a Humanist ceremony.

"A unique and personalised ceremony"

However it is that you have come about looking for a wedding or naming celebrant , you will  still be expected to give the same level of input and involvement (sorry/ not sorry for giving you ‘homework’!). It really is a simple case of the more you give the more I can give you back. You won’t find a ‘light touch’ option or replication of a registrar ceremony so if this is what you are looking for, I hope you find your perfect celebrant but I don’t think that is me. That’s not to say I am pricey, I just like to treat all couples equally and only offer my very best service to everyone. If you want to see more on my pricing structure, you can find by clicking on the link below.

The process does take time (mine and yours) to create a completely unique and personalised ceremony so there will be a written questionnaire and a lengthy planning meeting for us to get to know one another and for to discuss ideas- this can be wherever works for you, your venue, your home, the local pub or virtually. If you want to know more about what is involved then please click here.

Still convinced or now converted to the idea of a Humanist ceremony? If so, you can click here to contact me.

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