Humanist weddings are personal, meaningful, and unique. Each ceremony is individually created specifically for the couple to tell their love story. No two ceremonies are ever the same!
Humanist weddings are perfect for couples who would like:
Humanist Ceremonies celebrants will guide you through the process of creating a wedding that’s perfect for you. They will:
In the UK, marriage is a devolved issue: humanist marriages enjoy legal recognition in Scotland, Northern Ireland, but not yet in England and Wales, where couples who want to have a humanist wedding must go to the register office to take care of the legal formalities.
Humanist weddings have been legally recognised in Northern Ireland since 2018 and in Jersey in the Channel Islands since 2019. They will gain legal recognition in Guernsey in 2021.
In Scotland, Humanist weddings gained legal recognition in 2005. Ceremonies are conducted by celebrants trained by Humanist Society Scotland.
We support marriage equality and all our celebrants conduct same-sex weddings, including in Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
Your ceremony will focus on your love story. It can include unique vows, readings, poems, and any symbolic acts you choose.
Are you at the beginning of your wedding planning journey? We have top tips and real wedding stories to inspire you.
There are exciting times ahead as you choose your humanist celebrant and plan a personalised wedding that's unique to you.