Why have a Humanist ceremony...?
Quite simply, it offers you the best option to celebrate your relationship in a way that suits you
and here's a few reasons why...
You can get married wherever, whenever and however you like!
Humanist ceremonies are flexible, creative and totally about you.
The entire content of the ceremony is driven by the conversations we have about your relationship so the ceremony will be incredibly meaningful.
Your ceremony will be unique
This will make it a very engaging and special experience for your guests as well as yourselves.
I especially love working with couples to invent brand new symbolic actions which reflect their lives and personalities. A ritual that has never happened before and will never happen again; something that is designed exclusively for you and your ceremony.
In 2019 I used a myriad of all of weird and wonderful props including, a sweeping brush, glass pebbles, an internet cable, a Marmite jar, walking sticks, a Cornish chalice, symbolic string, a silage fork, a Nimbus 2000 and even a tent pole. Sounds bizarre I know! But deep seated meaning lays behind each and every one.
You can involve your guests
If you would like your children, family, friends, guests or pets to be involved we can consider creative ways can feel part of the ceremony.
Every single word said will be significant
There are no pre-prescribed words that have to be said so everything you say and I say will be important. Most couples like to write their own vows and I can of course help you with this
We will get to know each other
I love absolutely everything about my job but probably the most special thing for me is I get to meet beautiful people who love each other.
We will have some real deep and meaningfuls along the way and will develop quite a special relationship. You will probably tell me things you have not told anyone except each other before.
If I’m honest I get very attached to couples I marry and experience quite mixed feelings after a ceremony: I’m over the moon for the blissfully happy couple but feel a bit sad that they will continue their happy life without me….
Humanist Ceremonies are Inclusive
Ever been to a religious ceremony where you don't know when to sit, stand or repeat after someone...? Well humanist ceremonies aren't like that. All of your guests no matter what background they come from will fully understand everything that is happening and will feel 100% included in your celebrations.