WITH YOU AT THE HEART
When planning your wedding it’s always wonderful to know that your ceremony is really going to be about you. Lots of things that are incorporated into one of my ceremonies help to highlight exactly who you are as a couple, your story, why you’ve chosen to get married and who and what are most important to you.
Choosing the right location for your ceremony can say a lot about who you are as a couple and the type of environment you feel most comfortable in. Humanist ceremonies can be held anywhere, unlike registry weddings which can only be performed at licensed venues. You can get married in a barn, in the woods, on a beach, even in a dungeon if you want!!
PROMISES / VOWS
When planning your ceremony we can discuss various options of what you would like to be included. Some people like to write their own promises or vows and others prefer to use templates as a reference from which you can choose the ones that hold the most meaning for you. The exchanging of rings is a popular choice for most people as a symbol of your love for one another but by no means essential if it’s not for you.
It’s important that your ceremony shows your uniqueness as a couple. As part of your ceremony I can share with your guests stories such as how you met, what you thought of each other, how you got together and how you came to be here on your wedding day. Humanist ceremonies allow you to share what is important to you, what you love about each other and who is special to you in your lives.
There are plenty of other personal touches that can be included too, such as music, readings, poems, handfasting, drinking from the Quaich, lighting a candle/s for people who are unable to be with you on your special day and anything else you would like to include. This link provides a great insight into what can be included in a humanist ceremony to make it truly unique and special.
Please do get in touch with me if you’d like further information or just a chat! You can get in touch via my contact form or just send me a email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If, after our initial chat, you decide you’d like to book me as your celebrant and I’m available on your date then I will provide you with a contract and ask for a deposit to secure your booking.
After that we can discuss ideas for your ceremony and I can send you any information and suggestions that you need. I’ll also send you a questionnaire to fill out so I can start to get more of an idea of who you are individually and as a couple.
I’m also a musician, so if you’d like to book any live musicians for your ceremony I might be able to help with that too. I have lots of great colleagues in that department!
About three months before your wedding we can arrange a meeting to get to know each other better and plan your ceremony in detail.
Once I have all your ideas I will then write a script for your ceremony. This can be amended as many times as you like. It’s very important that you are completely happy with it and that everything that you want is included.
If you’d like to have a rehearsal, this can be done at the venue or at another place of your choosing. It’s a great way to get to know other people involved in your ceremony and put everyone at ease. If it’s not possible to have a rehearsal I’ll see you on the big day! I’ll arrive in plenty of time to make sure that everything and everyone is in place and ready for your special day.
After your wedding I will provide you with a presentation copy of your ceremony script as a keepsake.