You can then phone or email celebrants directly to check their availability and ask them more about how they work.We want to make sure we are comfortable with a celebrant before we decide to book them. It’s important you have a chance to check that you’re a good match for each other.This is a common concern, and we look forward to a time when humanist weddings are legally binding.
Many celebrants have their own websites so you can read more about them.One fun thing you can do to explore more is take our ‘How humanist are you? It’s difficult to imagine anyone would have a problem with that!Do you have any rules about the ceremony being photographed / videoed? There is real poignancy in music, whether it’s a live performance, listening to something recorded, or perhaps having something for everyone to sing along to! Many people feel there is a real gravitas to traditional church words, for example, and these can be adapted slightly to make them fitting for a non-religious ceremony.We’re not actually humanists – or at least we don’t think we are. When they look at humanism, many people discover they are actually humanist in outlook without having realised it, in fact surveys show that about one in five people in the UK are non-religious and hold humanist beliefs. The focus of your humanist wedding will be on the two of you and your relationship and what you value.If you are non-religious and look to science, reason, empathy, and compassion in order to live an ethical and meaningful life, then you’re in the right place: you’re amongst those with a humanist outlook, and our ceremonies offer you a non-religious, personal, and meaningful way to celebrate your marriage. Underpinning it all will be the humanist view of long-term partnerships as being strongest when built upon support, equality and honesty.