I am authorised to conduct legal wedding ceremonies in Scotland.
A Humanist wedding offers you the opportunity to have a ceremony that truly reflects your personalities, likes and dislikes, the very things that you love (or not!) about each other.
From writing your own vows to traditional symbolic gestures such as jumping the broom or handfasting, there’s no limit to how you make your ceremony ‘just you’. As the service is entirely non-religious, there is huge scope to include readings and poetry that are personally meaningful. It’s also the perfect opportunity to involve your guests; the best ceremonies are the ones that make everyone feel really involved.
A Humanist wedding is not the easy option! It’s your words that form the ceremony and you will be assigned some homework but, as daunting as that may sound, in reality, it’s a great opportunity to both sit down and remember the reasons you love each other and why being married to each other is going to be ace!
If you’re not being married in church or a Registry Office, where can you be married? With a Humanist wedding, the answer is simple…..anywhere! A qualified Humanist celebrant is licensed to legally marry people without the need for a special venue licence. So you could be married in a hotel, on a beach, up a mountain- it’s entirely up to you!
Planning a wedding can be a stressful time and it is reassuring to know that all our ceremonies are covered by the Humanist Society Scotland Ceremony Promise. Not only are all celebrants trained to the highest standard, they are fully insured and, in the unlikely event that your celebrant is unable to conduct your ceremony, there is always a celebrant who can. And, by choosing a Humanist Society Scotland celebrant, you are contributing to the extensive charitable work and campaigning the Society supports as each celebrant donates 10% of their fee back to the HSS.
When you choose a Humanist wedding, you are choosing the most amazing ceremony, one that you and your guests will remember forever.