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Wedding Rings and Bridal Crown

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Meetings with you to discuss your big day, (usually 2x meetings either online or in person)

  • Writing your bespoke ceremony script 

  • Guidance on your vows, and how you would like to structure your ceremony, such as the inclusion of readings and symbolic acts

  • Delivering your ceremony and legally officiating your marriage

  • A Presentation PDF ‘keepsake’ copy of your ceremony script

  • Full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance 

  • Attending a rehearsal* (if requested and subject to diary availability)

  • Travel costs** 

*Subject to an additional fee

**Additional travel costs may be added depending on your wedding location.

For more information, including prices and my availability for your special day, please click on the Contact tab above to get in touch.

OTHER FEES:

There are two other fees to keep in mind:

  • £44 per couple, payable to the General Register Office of Northern Ireland. This fee covers pre-wedding approvals and checks - applicable to all types of wedding.

  • Humanists UK Processing fee (£40 per couple)

FAQS

ARE HUMANIST WEDDING CEREMONIES LEGAL IN NORTHERN IRELAND?

Yes, Humanist Wedding Ceremonies are legally recognised in Northern Ireland and can take place pretty much anywhere, provided the space is deemed non-religious and safe. (I will guide you through all of the legalities and form filling as we go). 

Click here to see how Humanists UK worked to gain legal status.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HUMANIST WEDDING AND A REGISTRAR?

Although both are legally recognised there are numerous differences, namely that Humanist Weddings are completely bespoke and unique, there’s no set script, structure or limitations on location. Whereas registrar weddings are quite limited in freedom, scope and time duration, often following a set, generic delivery that isn’t necessarily representative of you as a couple. 

What works for one couple, may not work for another and therefore it is a completely personal choice, there’s no right or wrong way.

DO WE NEED TO IDENTIFY AS 'HUMANISTS' TO HAVE A HUMANIST WEDDING?

No. As inclusivity is at the heart of Humanism, you don’t need to identify as a Humanist to have a Humanist Wedding. We are all unique and so there are many reasons why a Humanist Wedding may be the best fit for you, such as not being affiliated to any religion or world view, or being an interfaith couple with different views and religious affiliations, and therefore a neutral setting such as a Humanist Wedding would be much more fitting.  

DO YOU CONDUCT SAME-SEX HUMANIST WEDDINGS?

Yes, absolutely! Humanists UK have conducted same-sex weddings for decades (in England, Scotland and Wales), and since 2020 in Northern Ireland when it became legally recognised.

Click here to see how Humanists UK worked to gain legal status.

IS THERE A SET TIMELINE FOR FINDING A CELEBRANT?

I advise all couples to get in touch once a date has been set as the diary can get booked up quickly (as much as two years in advance). Once confirmed, I advise that the main planning meeting takes place around four months before your wedding. Please note, I am currently taking bookings for 2024 and 2025.

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