FAQS

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Are Humanist Ceremonies legal?


Not at the moment in Wales and England, although we’re hoping this will change soon! Your marriage can be legalised in a registry office for as little as £50. Lots of couples choose to do this a couple of days before and see their Humanist Ceremony as their ‘real ceremony’.




Do you do same sex weddings?


Of course! Enough said.




Do you do ceremonies in Welsh?


I’m not a fluent welsh speaker but I do speak a little and I’m very happy to do some sections in Welsh, French or German. Opera singers are required to sing in a variety of languages so I’m very comfortable speaking in other languages, even if I’m not fluent in them. If you’d like me to say a few words in a language I’m not familiar with, please feel free to challenge me!!




What are your fees?


Weddings/Vow renewals/Elopements - I require a £250 deposit upon booking. The balance is due one week before the ceremony. My fee is £600 but I charge 45p per mile for journeys over 20 miles and accommodation if I require any overnight stays. Namings - I require a £100 deposit upon booking. The balance is due one week before the ceremony. My fee is £200 but I charge 45p per mile for journeys over 20 miles and accommodation if I require any overnight stays.




Do you have to be a humanist to have a humanist ceremony?


No you don’t. The parts of the ceremony I deliver are non-religious and I have been rigorously trained by the Humanist Society but the aim of the game is to create something beautiful and meaningful for you that is welcoming and inclusive to all your guests.





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TESTIMONIALS

“If you’re planning a wedding I would recommend Siân with my whole heart and my head, shoulders, knees and toes!  Such a joy to share our stories and celebrations - and a massively calm and compassionate person to have at your sides (or via zoom).”

- Erin and Sean

 

"Thank you so much for conducting our wedding ceremony last month. We had the most wonderful day. And it was started off perfectly with your beautiful ceremony, that was beautifully perfect to us as a couple. It was lovely to have something so personal & unique to us but that our guests could also relate to. 
I have to say when you first suggested that we write our own vows we were both nervous and unsure, but I’m so glad we did as it added to the personal touches of the ceremony. 
I also loved the fact that you suggested we faced our guests during the ceremony, as it was lovely to see everyone’s reactions. 
All of our guests thought you were wonderful, and everyone commented how happy and celebratory the ceremony was. Everyone was very impressed with you & asked where we found you."
We can’t thank you enough. It really was a perfect day for us and our guests. 

- Helen and Dave

It was absolutely smashing. You were so comfortable, natural and charismatic, it was a joyous, crowd-rousing opening!”

“You spoke with warmth and enthusiasm and brought the whole family in.”

“Your annunciation is so clear and I was so wrapped up in your story telling”

“You were in control in a really positive way and made people feel really comfortable.”

“The bi-lingual sections were fab!”